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Title: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2015, 07:23:15 AM
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Sheraton%20Exterior_zps8owz7xvv.jpg) (http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/gatecon/media/Vangroovy/Sheraton%20Exterior_zps8owz7xvv.jpg.html)

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel provides a unique hotel experience minutes from Vancouver International Airport. Located in beautiful Richmond, British Columbia, this newly-renovated, modern hotel is a refreshing destination for all your business and vacation adventures in Vancouver. Whether you are meeting clients, catching an early flight or just enjoying our Vancouver vibe, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport is the place to work, play, dine, connect and relax.

For Gatecon, this is a return to our traditional roots. Our first event in 2000 was held at the now demolished Radisson in Burnaby (not due to the convention!), but we staged five of our seven other Vancouver events at The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (formerly called The Richmond Inn)


The Pool and Patio area
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Swimming%20Pool_zps0y54qltq.jpg)


The Minoru Ballroom where the autographs and photo sessions will be held
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Minoru%20Ballroom_zpsx5jduikm.jpg)

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/minoru2_zpsd2ibyy4x.jpg)


Harold's Bistro & Bar
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Harolds%20Bistro%20amp%20Bar_zpstyuewsmc.jpg)

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/harolds2_zpshcpkljrp.jpg)



The Fitness Suite
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Sheraton%20Fitness%20Centre_zpsklvuto1z.jpg)


The new ballroom, artist's impression, where our stage events will take place
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Ballroom%20Interior%2023%20View%20from%20NW_zpsflrs0md9.jpg)

If you attended one of our previous event at this hotel you may remember the Thirsty Turtle bar. Tissues at the ready, but Turtles is no more - this is where the new ballroom has been built. The hotel site has an interesting page of pictures of the new development in progress HERE (http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/renovation-blog)


Standard Queen Room
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Traditional%20Two%20Queen%20Guest%20Room_zpslk483ls5.jpg)


Standard King Room
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Traditional%20King%20Guest%20Room_zpsgvtv4qkq.jpg)

Pet Policy

The hotel is a dog-friendly establishment and dogs are allowed into the main convention areas provided they are on a leash at all times. However they are not permitted in rooms where food is being served, for instance at the banquet.

As organisers we have no objections to canine visitors, however we will need to be guided by any attendees who may have allergies, and if requested we may need dog owners to remove their pets from the room. Owners will also be completely liable for the behaviour of their pets at all times. The organisers cannot be held responsible for any damage to hotel property.




Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Mags on September 13, 2015, 10:54:32 PM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Highlander II on September 13, 2015, 11:41:24 PM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!

I was thinking the same thing!

And, I'm amused that the one gift shop became a Starbucks. lol XD
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Allan on September 14, 2015, 02:06:05 AM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!

I was thinking the same thing!

And, I'm amused that the one gift shop became a Starbucks. lol XD

This is FANTASTIC news for us Starbuckaholics :-)
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Highlander II on September 14, 2015, 01:26:56 PM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!

I was thinking the same thing!

And, I'm amused that the one gift shop became a Starbucks. lol XD

This is FANTASTIC news for us Starbuckaholics :-)

Just think of all the stars you'll rack up to earn free drinks! XD
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Fryn on September 17, 2015, 06:34:35 AM
Anyone who has a room booked at the con hotel and on the con rate will get free internet in their bedroom! :D
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: liam1956 on September 17, 2015, 11:15:49 AM
Any idea when the next block of Gatecon rooms will be available?
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Fryn on September 17, 2015, 11:48:58 AM
As soon as we can sign a new contract! hOpefully soon!
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Fryn on September 18, 2015, 05:35:11 AM
IMPORTANT please note, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a SMOKE FREE one. Any guest who smokes in their room will receive a $200 cleaning fee on their account. Please make sure you don't get one of these!
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Mags on September 19, 2015, 06:17:48 PM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!

I was thinking the same thing!

And, I'm amused that the one gift shop became a Starbucks. lol XD

Funny thing is, I don't remember the gift shop. LOL  Guess cause I was so busy.
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: schulzmk on September 23, 2015, 10:31:03 AM
About the Sheraton Vancouver Airport I located on their webpage:

Vancouver Airport Shuttle
Travel to Vancouver in hassle-free style when you stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport.  Relax and enjoy a peaceful sleep knowing that our hotel is only 5 minutes away from Vancouver International Airport. Designed for business and leisure travelers on the go, our complimentary Vancouver Airport shuttle runs 24-hours a day and leaves the hotel every 30 minutes. Our concierge is happy to help coordinate your flights and transfers.

Vancouver Airport Shuttle to and from the Hotel
We provide regular shuttle service from to the main terminal at Vancouver International Airport starting at 5:00am with the last shuttle leaving the hotel at midnight.  For Vancouver airport shuttle service between midnight and 5:00am, our front desk is happy to set-up your departure time. International and Domestic pick-up areas on the arrivals level of the airport are marked as hotel shuttle pick up areas.

If you need shuttle service from the airport, call the hotel from the display board in baggage claim areas of the airport or call us directly at 800-663-0299 or 604-273-7878 and request a pick up. Please wait for your shuttle at the designated area.

South Terminal and FBOs
If you need a transfer to the South Terminal, simply tell the driver. If you want to be picked up from the South Terminal or Fixed Based Operators, please call the hotel. Service from the FBOs to the hotel are by request only.
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on September 23, 2015, 12:36:54 PM
Shuttle info is also HERE (http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=104.msg209#msg209)
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Stargategirl on October 08, 2015, 02:23:35 PM
Any more recent construction pictures?
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on October 08, 2015, 03:29:18 PM
Any more recent construction pictures?

it doesn't look like they have added anything new to their progress page. Either the hotel will be supplying us with pix of the finished room, or Paul will call by and take some, as we want to see what it looks like too!
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: DarkCity on October 08, 2015, 03:47:35 PM
IMPORTANT please note, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a SMOKE FREE one. Any guest who smokes in their room will receive a $200 cleaning fee on their account. Please make sure you don't get one of these!

Can you smoke outside the building?
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Fryn on October 08, 2015, 04:14:37 PM
IMPORTANT please note, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a SMOKE FREE one. Any guest who smokes in their room will receive a $200 cleaning fee on their account. Please make sure you don't get one of these!

Can you smoke outside the building?
As far as I am aware, Vancouver is a smoke free city. That said, if it's anything like the UK there are
probably smoking areas but you would need to ask the hotel where those are.

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/park-board-smoking-regulation-bylaw.aspx
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Stargategirl on October 08, 2015, 05:35:04 PM
Had to dig but found this for Richmond, BC
http://www.richmond.ca/safety/environment/smoking.htm
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Highlander II on October 08, 2015, 07:20:53 PM
IMPORTANT please note, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a SMOKE FREE one. Any guest who smokes in their room will receive a $200 cleaning fee on their account. Please make sure you don't get one of these!

Can you smoke outside the building?

I thought you quit anyway.... =)
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: StargateGazer on October 08, 2015, 08:45:31 PM
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!

I was thinking the same thing!

And, I'm amused that the one gift shop became a Starbucks. lol XD

Mmmmmmm. Starbuckkkss.... 😍☕️😍☕️😍☕️😍☕️😍☕️😍

This is FANTASTIC news for us Starbuckaholics :-)

Just think of all the stars you'll rack up to earn free drinks! XD
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on December 07, 2015, 02:23:21 PM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Britannia%20Ballroom_zpsnj07haxj.jpg)
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Marta_227 on December 07, 2015, 04:31:32 PM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on December 07, 2015, 05:10:31 PM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Weeeell, there is the planned GateConga 💃💃💃💃💃💃
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Marta_227 on December 07, 2015, 07:04:29 PM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Weeeell, there is the planned GateConga 💃💃💃💃💃💃

I don't think conga falls under the category of "dance". They're like macarena or YMCA...

If it's a Homecoming, there's gotta be proper music and dance u.u *Daydreams about firts homecoming ever 'cos sadly we don't have that kind of stuff in Italy, we just watch it in the movies and daydream a lot about it*
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Atlantia on December 08, 2015, 09:23:56 AM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Or we could play ball!  BATTER UP!!!!  😀
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Marta_227 on December 09, 2015, 04:16:45 AM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Or we could play ball!  BATTER UP!!!!  😀

What if Ba'al is in the ball room? That might get confusing XD
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Highlander II on December 09, 2015, 09:03:11 PM
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!



Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Or we could play ball!  BATTER UP!!!!  😀

What if Ba'al is in the ball room? That might get confusing XD

Then you can have a ball, playing ball with Ba'al in the ballroom.

[yup... i ttly just did that]
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: nonnie88 on December 11, 2015, 02:51:45 PM

Then you can have a ball, playing ball with Ba'al in the ballroom.

[yup... i ttly just did that]

*FACEPALM*
Dear god...
I'm literally sat blinking at that... haha!
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Highlander II on December 11, 2015, 10:48:10 PM

Then you can have a ball, playing ball with Ba'al in the ballroom.

[yup... i ttly just did that]

*FACEPALM*
Dear god...
I'm literally sat blinking at that... haha!

My work here is done.
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: gatetraveler on February 29, 2016, 06:51:47 PM
If the ballroom is equipped with wifi technology, will we be allowed to live tweet?
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Fryn on March 01, 2016, 07:18:00 AM
Hi... Fee wifi is available only in certain areas such as bedrooms and I think the coffee shop, main foyer etc but not in the ballrooms as such
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: gatetraveler on March 01, 2016, 12:34:45 PM
Ok thanks. I can use my cellular connection....
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Brenda on August 26, 2016, 08:31:10 AM
I've scanned the posts here and the various threads so sorry if this was already stated and I missed it. Would there be complimentary wifi in the bedrooms or just in the public areas?
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2016, 09:13:23 AM
Here you go, further up this thread:

http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=106.msg386#msg386
Title: Re: Hotel Facilities
Post by: Brenda on August 26, 2016, 03:20:25 PM
Here you go, further up this thread:

http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=106.msg386#msg386

Fantastic! Thank you!