Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore repositions

The Vancouver hotel made famous by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes is changing its name, a little bit. As part of a major renovation and upgrading, the Westin Bayshore will soon add “Resort and Marina” to its name.

Located on a great site on Vancouver’s picturesque waterfront, right beside Stanley Park, the Westin Bayshore is currently undergoing a massive, all encompassing $50 million renovation and upgrade. When completed by early June, the hotel will boast technologically advanced meeting and convention space, including the city’s largest hotel ballroom at 16,000 sq. ft.

The upgrade includes new restaurants and lounges, sleek front desk pods for arrival and departure and a welcoming lobby with a massive stonewall fireplace. A highlight of the massive renovations is the “artwork” – Mother Nature at her finest – with floor to ceiling windows in the lobby showcasing the mountain and water vistas.

The hotel renovations have maximized the view at every opportunity, a wise thing to do in such a setting as Vancouver’s. An expanded marina and wrap-around decks on the Seawall at the water’s edge complete the setting for the hotel’s outdoor landscape. The new name reflectshe change, along with a new street address on newly constructed Bayshore Drive. The hotel remains open during renovations, which will be complete June 1, 2000.