While the hotel's official site is still showing a holding page, you can now reserve a room at Paradox Hotel Vancouver for April on hotel booking sites.
Through sites like Travelocity and Booking.com room reservations can be made at Paradox starting April 1, a sign that the new hotel brand is close to launching. Another sign: Google's listing for the hotel indicates the property "Opens April."
While it hasn't been officially announced that the hotel at 1161 West Georgia Street will become a Paradox Hotel, there have been a variety of signs, including jobs being posted online and social media accounts popping up. On the site Hotel.com.au the profile notes it formerly had the catchy name the Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver.
A Facebook page for Paradox Hotels lists three locations: Vancouver, Singapore and Phuket, all due to open in 2022. On Instagram, the Paradox Hotels account says this will be the launch of a global brand with Vancouver as a template.
"Paradox is a globally branded boutique lifestyle hotel and resort group, with roots in Vancity. Our hotels & resorts deliver authentic, laid-back and charismatically cultured hospitality in the playfully refined spirit of West Coast style," states the page.
The Booking.com profile offers the most complete idea of what's coming, with what appears to be a refurbished version of the Trump Hotel profile (as there are already reviews of the yet-to-open hotel).
"Each room is equipped with a 55" to 65’’ Samsung TV, floor to ceiling windows that partially open to fresh air, European Oak hardwood floors, and Italian heated marble bathroom floors," describes the profile. "A Nespresso coffee machine is offered in each room."
It appears some things won't be available right away; in the fine print, it's noted that the bar will be closed until May 15. However, most other amenities are advertised as in place.
"Guests can luxuriate in the Champagne lounge and enjoy Chinese fine dining on-site. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel offers bike hire and car hire," states the profile. (The Chinese fine dining is Mott 32; owned by an outside company, the restaurant relaunched at the end of 2021 after a lengthy temporary closure.)
The Trump name was removed from the hotel last year, four years after it opened in 2017.
With files from Elana Shepert