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Civic Hotel at 3 Civic Plaza Surrey: Glimpses of the Future

We recently got a hold of these spectacular renderings of Surrey’s Civic Hotel, the premium world class hotel that represents our city’s first new high-rise hotel in two decades.

Rendering of the Civic Hotel Gym with a Pool and Central City Tower in the Distance
(Rendering of the Civic Hotel Gym with a Pool and Central City Tower in the Distance)

Rendering of a Civic Hotel Interior Room with a View
(Rendering of a Civic Hotel Interior Room with a View)

Rendering of Civic Hotel Lobby and Stairs
(Rendering of a Civic Hotel Lobby and Stairs)

Rendering of Civic Plaza (The hotel is located on the Civic Plaza) with Surrey City Hall in the distance and City Centre Library on the Left
(Rendering of Civic Plaza – The hotel is located on the Civic Plaza – with Surrey City Hall in the distance and City Centre Library on the Left)

Civic Hotel is part of Surrey’s first mixed-use hotel and residential project, 3 Civic Plaza – a project that Surrey604 has covered before (Also: Watch a video fly-through of 3 Civic Plaza we shared last summer). Not much has been shared about the hotel until now.

Civic Hotel will be a much-needed addition to Surrey’s corporate and leisure market, and 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. The addition of Civic Hotel and the recent announcement that this area will be the future home of Coast Capital Savings’ new head office, further establish King George Boulevard as a major business corridor. And 3 Civic Plaza’s 50,000 square feet of Class A office space will serve Surrey’s need for more transit-oriented office space. A recent report from Jones, Lang, LaSalle noted that this is more difficult to find in this market than any other.

Civic Hotel will also feature a dedicated co-working space, an increasingly attractive offering that is in high demand.

The hotel will also boast 144 rooms, a street-level licensed restaurant and lounge, market café (that connects to the Civic Plaza), a health club, an indoor lap pool, and meeting space large enough to accommodate more than 300 people. The unique two-storey “glass box” grand lobby will be shared by residences, offices and the hotel, functioning as a social hub.

BACKGROUNDER

About Civic Hotel

  • Part of Surrey’s first mixed-use hotel and residential project, 3 Civic Plaza.
  • A premium world class hotel backed by a global reservation system.
  • Located on the Civic Plaza in Surrey City Centre on City Parkway at the crossroads of 104th Avenue, and adjacent to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.
  • Surrey’s first new high-rise hotel in two decades.
  • Boasts 144 rooms, large meeting space to accommodate more than 300 people, street-level licensed restaurant and lounge, market café, indoor lap pool and hot tub, and fitness room with adjoining change rooms that include full shower facilities.
  • Features a dedicated co-working space and health club.

Economic Highlights

  • Projected to cater primarily to the corporate and leisure markets, with the latter benefiting from strong projected growth rates for population in Surrey and visiting friends and family.
  • 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 based on the average international visitor to Canada spending $99.60 per day in 2011 (Canadian Tourism Commission).
  • Civic Hotel will also generate 50 full-time jobs and the overall project will create more than 200 jobs during construction.

Design Highlights

  • Designed by Vancouver-based Cotter Architects and Portland-based ZGF Architects, the progressive architecture and modern design of Civic Hotel reflect an international outlook and the city’s South Asian cultural influences.
  • Two-storey “glass box” grand lobby will be shared by the residences, offices and hotel, functioning as a social hub.
  • Lobby draws inspiration from the surrounding forests and the rich regional history of the timber industry. It boasts a modern sculptural staircase of walnut, stainless steel and glass.
  • Rooms are stylish yet practical for work – with functional desk chairs, precision lighting and uncluttered workspaces – and also feature expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • In-slab radiant heating/cooling system and natural ventilation system will provide guests with a superior comfort level not possible with conventional mechanical systems.
  • Hotel roof will act as an amenity space for socializing and special events, offering guests a front row seat to activities taking place on the civic plaza below and providing views to sunrises over the Coast Mountains and stunning sunsets over Vancouver Island.

Business Highlights

  • Restaurant cuisine will be a fusion of locally-grown and South Asian influences and will have an emphasis on sustainability, with organic waste from the kitchen sent back to the farms to be used as compost, completing the food circle.
  • A café will connect to the Civic Plaza, featuring a take-out window and outdoor tables.
  • Civic Hotel will animate the Civic Plaza by sponsoring a weekly organic market and partnering with both the City and SFU to program cultural events.
  • Project further establishes King George Boulevard as a major business corridor, in combination with the future home of Coast Capital Savings’ new head office, and the new RCMP “E” Division headquarters.
  • Location takes advantage of close proximity to the SFU Surrey Campus and the Surrey Memorial Hospital health facilities.
  • Expansion of infrastructure and transit lines continue to support this area as a growing place to live and visit.

About 3 Civic Plaza

    • When completed, 3 Civic Plaza will feature the tallest tower south of the Fraser and one of the top five tallest in the Lower Mainland. 3 Civic Plaza will define the skyline south of the Fraser. The residential tower is slated to stand 538 feet (or over 50 storeys) high. Residences begin 142 feet above the plaza.
    • Approximately 353 residential units will be located adjacent to the Civic Hotel, and will have some of the most impressive views in Surrey City Centre and the region beyond.
    • Will provide 50,000 square feet of much-needed Class A office space
    • Living at 3 Civic Plaza is accessible, convenient, and directly connected to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station. It is the closest residential project in proximity to Surrey Central SkyTrain station, Surrey City Hall and SFU.
    • 3 Civic Plaza is the only development actually incorporated into the Civic Plaza. The building will activate the Civic Plaza as an outdoor living space for residents and visitors alike.
    • 3 Civic Plaza will reinforce the vision for Surrey City Centre:
      • 3 Civic Plaza furthers Surrey’s vision for the creation of a vibrant transit-oriented civic hub which will transform the face of Surrey City Centre.
      • Century Group has formed a unique partnership with Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC) to ensure that the project contributes to the vision of the City of Surrey.
      • This project showcases Surrey’s innovative approach to revitalization of its City Centre.
    • Residential sales for 3 Civic Plaza will begin in April 2013 with project completion expected in late 2015.

Century Group is the developer of 3 Civic Plaza. Visit www.CenturyGroup.ca for further information.

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Daman Beatty
The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime media producer, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, technology and being a Daddy.
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