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New hotel approved for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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Kenneth Chan Dec 05, 2018 4:57 pm 3,143

A proposal for a major new hotel addition for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam has received the required approvals to go ahead.

The municipal government has provided Great Canadian Gaming Corporation with a development permit to construct a 90,000-sq-ft addition that provides the casino destination with a 12-storey hotel with 141 guest rooms, 5,100-sq-ft of conference and meeting space, and 3,400 sq. ft. of hotel amenity space.

Existing condition

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Location of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam. (Google Maps)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Location of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam. (Google Maps)

Future condition

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Site plan of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

The design, by Chris Dikeakos Architects, is deemed to be pedestrian-friendly and provides circulation spaces linking the various buildings in the casino complex. A standard design of glass boxes and punched windows is envisioned for the hotel tower.

There will also be an outdoor pool with a cabana area for hotel guests, and an existing ground-level parking lot will be converted into a large-scale plaza suitable for public events.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Noise from Highway 1 and Lougheed Highway will be buffered by the creation of a large landscaped berm that doubles as a seating area facing the plaza.

The redevelopment was first approved by City Council in 2012, but the proposal had to be resubmitted following the casino property’s Hard Rock rebranding in 2013 and the resulting design implications from meeting the global casino entertainment brand.

Currently, Hard Rock Casino entails a 100,000-sq-ft casino, 5,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, a 1,000-seat show theatre, and a multi-level parkade with 1,650 vehicle stalls.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of the expansion of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver at 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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