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1840 05 Aug 2022

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Appoints New General Manager

Benn brings over 35 years of global hospitality experience to his new role

VANCOUVER, B.C. (August 4, 2022)-JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection are thrilled to welcome Graeme Benn as dual property general manager. In his new role, Benn is responsible for overseeing both luxury properties, which anchor the buzz-worthy Parq Vancouver entertainment experience in downtown Vancouver.

Exceptionally suited to lead prestigious hotels, Benn joins the team with over 35 years of experience earned at hospitality venues across the globe. He has worked in leadership roles at respected brands such as Fairmont Hotels Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott International, Coast Hotels, and Delta Hotels. He holds an MBA from the University of Guelph. Today, Benn is honoured to continue the incredible work of his predecessor Marion Harper Treskin, who retired from her position in July.

Im thrilled to join the incredible team at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, which are in the epicentre of Vancouvers electric entertainment district. Over the years, these hotels have evolved into globally recognized properties located in the heart of an enviable city, says Benn. Im excited to build on this momentum and continue offering guests the impeccable, personalized service and luxurious comforts they have come to expect from a visit to our hotels.

The MICHELIN Guide recently added the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection, to its curated selection of hotels worldwide. Benns immediate plans include creating opportunities for further accolades by introducing strategic programs and initiatives to both hotels that will raise the bar for luxury and comfort.

For more information about the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection, or to arrange an interview with Graeme Benn, contact Louise Stoddart at louise.stoddart@tartanbond.com.

To book your stay, visit:

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver: www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/yvrjw-jw-marriott-parq-vancouver/overview. DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection: www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/yvrps-the-douglas-autograph-collection/overview.

About JW Marriott Parq Vancouver:

Rising to greet the majestic mountains of Canadas Pacific coast, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver delivers guests a luxury hotel with enriching experiences and anticipatory service within masterfully designed, modern interiors by acclaimed Studio Munge. The hotel offers 329 rooms and suites, a tranquil spa, modern fitness studio, and over 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additionally, an enviable location within the cultural hub of Parq Vancouver allows guests effortless access to eight discerning restaurants and lounges, an elevated sixth floor park, and built-in nightlife.

About the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection:

Paying homage to the original Douglas firs that laid the foundation for Vancouver's thriving economy, the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection, masterfully reconnects people and place, while seamlessly introducing nature into an elegant, urban environment. The 188 rooms and suites are attentively appointed, with careful consideration to the needs of the modern traveler. Featured in the MICHELIN Guides hotel selection, the DOUGLAS impresses with a curated collection of social spaces, including an exquisitely furnished lobby bar leading out into the elevated sixth floor park. the DOUGLAS spares no attention to detail, pairing original touchpoints from Rob Wells of creative agency Sixteenfifty with thoughtful interiors by Vincent Celano of Celano Design Studio.