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An Autograph Collection Hotel in Surrey City Centre

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The Autograph Collection is Marriott International’s curator of independent and extraordinary hotels and we’re very excited to have one coming to Surrey City Centre. Designed by Cotter Architects and ZGF Architects LLP, the Civic Hotel is full of innovative details that will definitely make it stand out from the competition.

The hotel restaurant’s cuisine will be a fusion of locally-grown ingredients and South Asian influences with an emphasis on sustainability. Organic waste from the kitchen will even be sent back to the farms to be used as compost, completing the food circle.

The hotel features numerous event spaces, but the largest, the Grand Ballroom, will accommodate approximately 275 people for seated events and up to 500 for receptions. We expect these spaces to be very attractive for event organizers planning events or business conventions in Surrey City Centre.

There will be three options for guests, the Superior King with a king-sized bed and combinable into a single suite, the Double Queen with two queen-sized beds and a Standard King with one king-sized bed. All of the rooms blend modern design with innovative features, such as the layouts, which distinguish them from other Autograph hotel suites.

With 37,000-40,000 guests per year expected at Civic Hotel, it is estimated that more than $3.6 million in ancillary revenue will be injected into local businesses and services each year. This is based on the average international visitor to Canada in 2011 spending $99.60 per day (Canadian Tourism Commission).

The Civic Hotel will be 21 storeys with 144 guest rooms, a convention space, fitness centre, lobby-based café, fine dining restaurant and rooftop patio for special events.

Construction of the project began May 2014 and is expected to be complete late 2016. To view our Autograph Collection hotel suites, visit our 3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre at 10277 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC. Our Presentation Centre is open Monday – Thursday 1 – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5 pm, and closed Fridays. You may also book a private appointment by reaching us at 604 763-5156.

Website: CivicHotel.ca

Civic Hotel lobby

The Civic Hotel’s Grand Lobby

The Civic Hotel comes to Surrey at the right time

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With over $3 billion in recent and future investments in development, Surrey City Centre has grown to attract major players within the business community and residents looking for homes in a new downtown core. Surrey continues to attract new residents who share a common vision for the future of Downtown Surrey, and want to be a part of its growth as it develops into the next major business hub and city centre.

Recent and projected additions to the education, business and hospitality sectors have further propelled Surrey’s economic strength, creating 1,370 full-time jobs just within 3 Civic Plaza. With more than 70% sold, the demand for a luxury product like 3 Civic Plaza is evident.  Furthermore with the insertion of an Autograph Collection hotel, part of the Marriott International global portfolio, Surrey is expected to see continued growth in this market.

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of independent boutique hotels hand selected for their bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. Officially named ‘Civic Hotel at 3 Civic Plaza, Autograph Collection®’, the hotel will boast 144 rooms, a lobby based café, fine dining, fitness and pool facilities, a large convention space, and catering services.

Each hotel is fully integrated into Marriott International systems which include the award-winning Marriott Rewards membership program, and MARSHA, the first and strongest globally integrated reservation system in the lodging industry.

Room rates are expected to be approximately $140 to $150 per night and we expect 37,000 to 40,000 guests per year. With more convention space coming available and large companies such as Coast Capital moving their head offices to the area, we predict there will be a significant increase in demand for business travellers wanting to stay in Surrey City Centre.

Civic Hotel in Surrey City Centre

Civic Hotel in Surrey City Centre

In the News: 3 Civic Plaza featured in The Now Newspaper

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3 Civic Plaza was recently featured in The Now Newspaper, in an article written by Adrian MacNair, announcing the unveiling of our Autograph Collection hotel suites.

The Autograph Collection, part of the Marriott International global portfolio, is an evolving ensemble of independent boutique hotels hand selected for bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. Officially named ‘Civic Hotel at 3 Civic Plaza, Autograph Collection®’, the luxury hotel will boast 144 rooms, a lobby based café, fine dining, fitness and pool facilities, a large convention space, and catering services.

In his opening address to the audience of media representatives and buyers, Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group, revealed that ‘it’s rare that a developer has this kind of opportunity to effect significant change in an established city like Surrey’. We definitely believe this project is going to be a game changer in Surrey, and will help propel Surrey City Centre into the vibrant metropolitan hub Mayor Dianne Watts envisions.

Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, also addressed the audience sharing that she thinks 3 Civic Plaza’s location will be a a huge contributor to the buildings’ success since it will be just steps from the SkyTrain and other transit options.

To read the full article, click here.

3 Civic Plaza Unveils Autograph Collection hotel suites

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Century Group hosted two events last week to unveil our Autograph Collection hotel suites, which will be coming soon to Surrey City Centre. The first was an exclusive event, by invitation only, where Century Group, SCDC and Marriott International welcomed media and buyers to a celebratory unveiling of the luxury hotel suites for the Civic Hotel at 3 Civic Plaza, Autograph Collection®.

In attendance were Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group, Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade and Joann Pfeifer, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown GM, who were joined by staff members from Cotter Architects, SCDC and of course Marriott International. We also had an excellent media turnout with representatives from Glacier Media Group, Black Press, Sing Tao, World Journal, and Business in Vancouver.

Sean Hodgins, opened the ceremony by expressing his appreciation for Mayor Dianne Watts’ vision of Surrey City Centre and the partnerships that helped 3 Civic Plaza and the Civic Hotel become a reality. Then Joann spoke on Marriott International’s impression of the area and the potential that she saw in Surrey City Centre as a metropolitan hub.

The second event was our official launch and for that we invited the public to view our luxury hotel suites.

The public event was very successful, with so many groups touring the suites, at times our sales team could barely keep up! We acquired lots of good leads throughout the day and the overall feedback about suites was very positive. One gentleman even joked that he loved the hotel suites so much, if we added a kitchen, he’d live in one!

Guests were invited to enter a prize draw upon being greeted at the event, and we drew 7 winners throughout the day. Our winners were Laurie Makela, Min Ma, Eric Hsieh, Kristina Locsin, Ruby Choi, Grace Nel, and Jie Chen. Congratulations to all of our winners, each of whom won gift certificates ranging $50 – $500 for businesses in the Surrey City Centre area.

Overall both events to unveil our Civic Hotel luxury suites went extremely well, and we couldn’t be happier with all of the positive feedback we’ve received from guests.

If you didn’t make it to our hotel suite unveiling, we invite you to stop by our 3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre any time to view the suites yourself. Our Presentation Centre is located at 10277 King Geourge Boulevard and we’re open Monday – Thursday 1:00 p, – 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and are closed Fridays.

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information about the Civic Hotel, go to our website here: www.3civicplaza.ca/hotel