Downtown Vancouver inn and pub to close this month for boutique hotel conversion

Oct 4 2018, 7:36 pm

A downtown Vancouver inn and pub are closing this month to make way for a boutique hotel conversion.

Doolin’s Irish Pub and neighbouring businesses the Belmont Bar and Comfort Inn are officially shutting their doors on November 1, 2018. 

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The businesses, located at 654 Nelson Street, will be shuttering in order to create space for a brand new boutique hotel.

The new hotel is being developed by Vancouver-based hospitality group Pacific Reach, who aim to create the city’s “first true lifestyle boutique property at the new Hotel Belmont.”

The building was first erected in 1912. Over the years it has housed the Hotel Belmont, the Nelson Place Hotel, and the Nelson Beer Parlour to name a few.

“The city over the past twenty years has evolved beyond what any of us could have imagined,” says Azim Jamal, President and CEO of Pacific Reach. “The decision to close these storied venues was not an easy one. But, we want to focus on the future of the city and what we believe will be a renaissance for a new and invigorated Granville Street. We are very excited for what’s next and to do our part to rid Vancouver of its ‘No fun city’ moniker.” 

Doolin's closure

Photo: Daily Hive

Pacific Reach has collaborated with the creative team behind Yaletown’s Banter Room for this project. 

To celebrate its last hurrah, Doolin’s Irish Pub will be hosting a series of events to ensure the business goes out with a bang. 

Vancouverites can enjoy a UFC match between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 6 along with Halloween parties on October 27 and 31, Doolin’s very last night of operation. 

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