Located in central Burnaby, only 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport, the 195-room Grand Villa Casino Hotel & Conference Center is an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike. It is also a perfect venue for conferences, weddings and other celebrations and functions.
The hotel is part of the Delta Hotels chain, which is now owned by Marriott International. It boasts a range of accommodation, from simple guest rooms for the budget-conscious, to luxury villas for those wishing to stay in utmost comfort. In addition, guests are free to make use of the hotel’s fitness centre, which is equipped with a generous array of cardiovascular and weights apparatus as well as a sauna and outdoor hot tub.
is complimentary, and a free shuttle bus serves the hotel from the Gilmore and Brentwood skytrain stations along with the Metrotown Hilton Hotel.
Guests wishing to dine in-house have the choice of seven bars and restaurants. The Villa Bistro is open for breakfast every day, and also for lunch on weekends, offering a selection of classic Canadian and continental options. The Atlas Steak + Fish Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days per week, and serves fresh local seafood and steaks on top of traditional European dishes. The hotel lobby also has its own Starbucks, meaning that there is no need to venture outside for your morning pick-me-up.
Business travelers can make use of the hotel’s business centre, which is open 24 hours per day. They also need never worry about missing that all-important meeting, given that downtown Vancouver is only 15 minutes away by skytrain!
The Grand Villa Casino is furnished with 64 gaming tables, an 11-table poker room and upwards of 1,200 slot machines, catering to the needs of everyone from first-time gamblers to high rollers. VIP gaming is also available in a choice of 3 rooms, which between them boast private bars, dedicated personal hosts and stunning mountain views.
Those who are not of a gambling persuasion may wish to partake of the hotel’s weekly ‘Smarty Pints’ trivia night (held every Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Personas restaurant). Live music is also on offer every Friday and Saturday night at both Personas and the Alpina Bar. In between shows or when you are ready to take a break from gaming, there is a nearby cannabis dispesary on Kingsway – WEEDS.
The Grand Villa’s has no less than 12,600 square feet of conference space. The conference centre comprises Vancouver’s largest ballroom at 7,500 square feet, in addition to 10 meeting rooms. The availability of banquets and catering means that the centre is not only ideal for meetings and conferences, but also for weddings, celebrations and other functions. Event planning staff are also on hand in order to help guests make all the necessary arrangements, and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Bookings can be made online through the hotel’s website, and also through price comparison sites such as Agoda. Next time you are heading to Vancouver for business or leisure, consider the Grand Villa Casino Hotel as a convenient option.