SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 18, 2012 11:37 ET

Reservations Now Accepted for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts' New Extended Stay Hotel, the Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - Reservations are now being accepted for the new Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown, the first branded, designated extended stay hotel in Vancouver. The hotel is now taking reservations for August 1, 2012 and beyond, including a special pre-opening group rate starting at $170 for groups of 10 or more.

Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown, located on Hornby Street, is currently undergoing a $25 million transformation (the property is the former Cascadia Hotel and Suites). The 201-room all-suite hotel is designed to provide downtown Vancouver accommodations to travelers with everything they need to thrive on longer stays with special features including enhanced work desks, ergonomically designed chairs and luxury bedding. Hotel amenities include an indoor heated pool and an outdoor terrace garden equipped with a BBQ grill and fire pit. The newest extended stay hotel in Vancouver, BC will offer spacious suites ranging from 420 sq ft to over 800 sq ft with well-equipped kitchens, free WiFi and in-room high-speed internet access, and complimentary hot breakfast.

"As Vancouver's hospitality and tourism industry continues to grow, we are excited to offer frequent business travelers and conference groups a new hotel in partnership with Marriott designed to provide a residential upscale hotel experience with modern amenities," said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts which owns and manages the Residence Inn® Vancouver Downtown.

A first for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts will be the introduction of their new and unique all-day dining experience at the Residence Inn® Vancouver Downtown hotel: Cavino - Coffee by Day - Wine by Night. Cavino restaurant will serve Starbucks® coffee and patisserie-style baked goods in the morning and transform into a wine bar offering a tapas-style menu in the evening.

Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Hotel Features

  • Spacious studios and studio suites with separate living, working, dining and sleeping areas
  • Located in downtown Vancouver, within close proximity to the Convention Centre, Yaletown, a vibrant dining scene and world-class shopping
  • Well-equipped contemporary in-suite kitchens
  • Complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet with a wide selection of healthy and indulgent offerings
  • Free WiFi and high-speed internet in all suites
  • Complimentary evening socials twice a week featuring light fare and a weekly BBQ offering tasty bites in a relaxing environment
  • The Market®: Convenient 24-hour market in the lobby
  • Semi-private and "social" common areas including lounge, fitness centre, indoor heated pool and outdoor garden terrace with fire pit and BBQ grill
  • Lower rates for longer length stays

Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown has also been awarded the top rating of five Green Keys under the prestigious international Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. With long term commitment to the environment, Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown will showcase green features such as an outdoor herb garden, sensor thermostats, furniture built with recycled wood and much more.

The Green Keys program assesses the five main operational areas of a property: corporate environmental management, housekeeping, food and beverage, conference and meeting facilities, and sustainable practices. It covers nine areas of sustainable practices: energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, indoor air quality, community outreach, building infrastructure, land use and environmental management.

For inquiries about the special pre-opening Group Rate please email Melanie Koller at or call 1 604 601 5256. For individual reservations, please call 1-800-331-3131 (toll free) or visit

About SilverBirch
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada's leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Radisson, Hilton, Quality, Best Western and Ramada.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Stacey Morton
    SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
    Email Contact