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When This New Autograph Collection Hotel Opens In Surrey, Do Your Civic Duty And Stay There

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  Site Where: 3 Civic Plaza, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
October 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM | by | ()

Last week we speculated that Marriott’s Autograph Collection had a hankering to take over the hotel world and we reached the conclusion that our speculation was, in fact, fact. As if to prove this point we give you Exhibit A: another Autograph Collection hotel is to be built in Surrey, British Columbia–-which is about 35 minutes from Vancouver.

“Why Surrey?” you may ask. Well, according to Statistics Canada, Surrey is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities with a growth rate of 10,000 new residents every year and 2,334 new businesses were created in 2011. We did not know that.

The 144-room property will be officially known as Civic Hotel at 3 Civic Plaza, Autograph Collection but we’ll shorten that in order to save our weary typing fingers to Civic Hotel, which we think sounds just fine.

More hotel deets after the break!

The building will stand a towering 52-storeys high and will be the city’s first mixed-use building. Designed by local firm Cotter Architects and Portland-based ZGF Architects, the hotel promises to have some nifty design features including a two-storey glass box grand lobby that will be shared by the hotel, the offices and the residences. The lobby design pays homage to the city’s surrounding forests and its historically strong lumber industry with a sculptural staircase made of walnut, stainless steel and glass. Although the architecture promises to be modern, the design will also draw inspiration from the city’s South Asian cultural influence.

Rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows to let the sunshine in and all the expected mod-cons. Other amenities include a rooftop space where you can watch the sunrise over the Coast Mountains and the sunset over Vancouver Island; a lobby café with outdoor patio; and a restaurant serving local food mixed with South Asian creations. No word yet on who the chef will be, but we hope to see them in our Hottest Chefs contest when the time comes. Plans are also in the works to have a weekly organic summer market.

Construction of the hotel is scheduled to begin in January and be completed in the fall of 2016. It's too soon for rates yet but we'll be sure to check it out and get back to you.

[Renderings: Civic Hotel]

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