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Prado Café in the Lobby

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Award-winning Barista Sammy Piccolo Brings Artisan Coffee to Surrey

Those who know Artigiano and 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters know Sammy Piccolo, the owner and operator of five Prado coffee shops in Metro Vancouver.

As a four-time Canadian Barista Champion, first ever winner of World Latte Art Championship, winner at the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship, and four-time top-three placement for Canada at the World Barista Championships, Sammy understands how to get the best out of the café experience.

When asked about why he decided to open another Prado at 3 Civic Plaza Sammy said, “It’s going to be a great café. It’s going to be a meeting place for people. I really feel the energy of this place.”

Prado Café is an awesome addition to the grand lobby and will be one of the many social anchors for the community — for residents, guests and locals alike. Prado will support Civic Hotel with continental breakfast and other menu items. “We’re going to make everything in-house,” adds Sammy. “We’re going to do our own home-style baking, we’re going to do brunch, sandwiches, and the best coffee.”

Be sure to follow Prado Café on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for special promotions, hours of operation and updates on the new store at 3 Civic Plaza.

3 Civic Plaza Featured in Surrey604’s Exclusive Web Series

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An influential local blog called Surrey604 partnered with David Smith from David Smith Homes to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at one of Century Group‘s most exciting projects: 3 Civic Plaza. In the premier episode of The Local, a Surrey-based web series that focuses on building up our local communities, 3 Civic Plaza is recognized as a local icon that will be alive with visitors, residents, students, government and business people in Surrey.

The episode 3 Civic Plaza – An Icon Arises, places emphasis on the project’s identity as more than just the tallest tower being built in the City of Surrey, but a community. We were asked to share what makes 3 Civic Plaza iconic to the current Surrey community, such as, Prado Cafe’s plans to move into Surrey and a first look at Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection. As we head closer to project completion date that is projected for Fall 2017, we’re happy to see unified support from the City, partners, and other guests, including:

We want to extend our appreciation, as without the support and recognition from the local community, partners, and staff, 3 Civic Plaza will not have been as well-recognized and successful as it is today.

Watch Season 1 – The Local – 3 Civic Plaza

Construction Progress: Headed for the Clouds

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The construction progress is impressive in the month of July!


The bottom floors of the hotel are nearly complete—drywall, insulation, and bathroom and bedroom configurations are already in place.


We took the lift to the rooftop of the Civic Hotel and was greeted with the most breathtaking view in Surrey.


Decorating the top of the rooftop ceiling and on the walls are the signature guitar picks that help distinguish 3 Civic Plaza in Surrey City Centre. Finally, with first layer of waterproofing membrane installed, the hotel pool is taking shape.

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Currently, we are pouring concrete on floor 36 and the vignette displays are nearly complete for approval. Soon, we will be able to get a taste of what the completed suites will look like upon completion.

A ‘town triangle’ comes to Surrey City Centre

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Why don’t we do town squares in the lower mainland? No self-respecting European city would be seen without one. These are focal points for the community. Coffee happens in the morning, markets are held in the day and restaurants put out tables for dinners at night. Okay, I know that in this part of the world we’d need some pretty serious umbrellas but still – where are our community gathering places?

Are malls currently our modern equivalent to the traditional town square? My need is not for harsh lighting and echoing acoustics. When hungry, I prefer to not be faced with a range of undigestible ingestibles in an area that makes seagulls over fresh garbage seem polite and tidy. And don’t even get me started on the music!

So what do you want if you aren’t happy with the existing mall world? I want to stop for a mouth-watering snack that provides actual nutrition, in an area that refreshes my senses, not refreshes my hostile attitude toward my fellow man. I want my eyes to enjoy themselves with lovely vistas, interesting statues, artwork and architecture.

So is there a way to make a nice town square, or triangle? The new civic plaza might just be the answer. The impressive new Surrey City Hall,  spectacular City Centre Library and luxury hotel and residences at 3 Civic Plaza will create a triangle with a plaza in the center connecting them all. The plaza is quite vast, and will be able to host up to 5,000 people for events and celebrations. Hopes are high that it will be the new hub for art markets, street food venders, live concerts and more. Aside from connecting  city hall, the library and 3 Civic Plaza, it will also act as a corridor that will extend to the future Performing Arts Centre, SFU Surrey and the Central City Shopping Centre.

When finished the civic plaza sounds like it’s going to be pretty amazing; truly a new urban village in downtown Surrey that will be unlike anything else in the rest of Surrey or Metro Vancouver. Now all we need is a few funky eclectic shops and some restaurants with patio tables extending out onto the plaza and we’ll have the ultimate town triangle. No trip to Europe necessary.


3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre Closing Soon!

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Make sure that you visit the Presentation Centre in the next few weeks to take advantage of construction pricing. We’ve got a wide selection of options with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms homes available.

Surrey City Centre is Metro Vancouver’s next downtown hub and you won’t want to miss out on the area’s first luxury hotel-inspired residences. If you haven’t had a chance to view the two residential designer display suites and the two new hotel suites designed for Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, then visit our Presentation Centre before it’s too late.

In addition to offering premium finishes and access to the Civic Hotels extensive amenities, 3 Civic Plaza also offers the best views of Metro Vancouver, since our residences start at the height that most other developments end.

The 3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre is open daily from 1pm to 6pm (closed Fridays), or by appointment at 604 763-5156 or We’re located at 10277 King George Boulevard between 102 and 104 Avenue in Surrey City Centre.

Remember: construction at 3 Civic Plaza is underway and our Presentation Centre closes soon. We have expanded hours for the next few months, and look forward to seeing you!


Civic Plaza, Surrey City Centre

Civic Plaza, Surrey City Centre

The Grand Lobby at 3 Civic Plaza

The Grand Lobby at 3 Civic Plaza

The best views in Surrey City Centre

The best views of Metro Vancouver

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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.


Civic Hotel lobby

The Civic Hotel’s Grand Lobby