Trump International Hotel and Tower (Vancouver)

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Trump International Hotel and Tower, Vancouver
Trump Vancouver under construction, January 2015.jpg
Under construction in January 2015
General information
Status Under construction
Type Residential/Hotel
Location 1151 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Construction started 2012
Estimated completion 2016
Cost $360 million US
Architectural 187.8 metres (616 ft)
Roof 178 metres (584 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 69
Lifts/elevators 12
Design and construction
Architect Arthur Erickson,
Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership,
DYS Architecture
Developer The Trump Organization,
Holborn Group
Main contractor Urban One Builders
Other information
Number of units 217 residences and 147 hotel rooms
Parking 346 spaces

The Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver is a skyscraper under construction in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 69-storey, 188-metre-high (616 ft), mixed-use tower will be located at 1151 West Georgia Street, and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Trump Vancouver will be the second tallest building in the city, after the Shangri-La tower located across West Georgia Street.

The tower, designed by architect Arthur Erickson, will be triangular in shape, twisting gradually with height up to 45 degrees from bottom to top. The building is described as having a 'hyperbolic paraboloid' form; the design is similar to the Absolute Tower in Mississauga and Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. The developer, Holborn Group, is aiming for LEED Silver certification for the building. The 9 level derelict building formerly occupying the site was demolished.


The project was cancelled on February 25, 2009. Buyers who purchased luxury condos in the tower received letters informing them of the project's cancellation. On June 1, 2009, Holborn Group president Joo Kim Tiah said his company still wants to see the plan completed on the prime downtown site — if the City of Vancouver wants to work with him.[3]

On August 21, 2009, it was announced that the project would definitely resume, possibly as an even taller building (pending approval from the city) while keeping the same design by Arthur Erickson. Work on the project would resume as soon as early 2010, after the Winter Olympics (construction work was not permitted during the Olympics). However, it was not certain as of August 21, 2009, if the Ritz-Carlton "brand" would still remain associated with the project.[4] Developers announced August 27, 2009 that the project will proceed. They are re-proposing the project requesting a height increase from 600 ft (182.90 m) to 616 ft (187.76 m). The proposal called for a higher number of smaller housing units with a more efficient use of floor space while keeping the exterior of the tower aesthetically unchanged (outside of the height increase).[5] The new proposal went through a series of public hearings before Vancouver city council was scheduled to vote on it in November 2009.

The project was finally revitalized in mid-2011 without Ritz-Carlton as the hotelier. The tower was redesigned from 58 to 67 storeys and an additional 2 floors of underground parking. In mid-2012, the new hotel tenant was announced to be Marriott. Excavation recommenced in the spring of 2012 with actual construction work beginning in August. As of November 2012 the foundation has been completed and substantial construction has commenced with half of the first floor of parking being completed.

Current Status

At a June 19, 2013, local press conference, Holborn Group president Joo Kim Tiah, developer of the site, along with the Trump Organization president Donald Trump, accompanied by his three children Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, unveiled the $360 million Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. Scheduled to now open in the fall of 2016, the 63-storey condo and hotel complex will consist of the Trump Hotel on the first 15 floors topped by 238 condos.[6]


The 147-room Trump Hotel, located on the first 15 floors of the building, will also include a champagne lounge, signature restaurant, 6,000-sq-ft. Trump Spa, and 15,000-sq.ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel will also feature Vancouver's first pool bar nightclub.[7]

See also


  1. Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at Emporis
  3. "Developer trying to save building", Metro Vancouver, June 1, 2009.
  4. "Developers simplify design", Daily Commercial News, August 21, 2009.
  5. "Policy Report Development and Building : P1" (PDF). November 3, 2009. Retrieved 2015-12-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Brent Jang. "Trump brand arrives in B.C. with Vancouver tower plan". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-12-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Luxury Downtown Vancouver Hotels | Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver | Vancouver Spas". 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2015-12-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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