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Hotel Facilities
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:23:15 AM »


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



The Minoru Ballroom where the autographs and photo sessions will be held





Harold's Bistro & Bar






The Fitness Suite



The new ballroom, artist's impression, where our stage events will take place


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


Standard Queen Room



Standard King Room


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.




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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 10:54:32 PM »
The place looks wonderful.  The remodel is amazing!
 
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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #2 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

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« Reply #3 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 :-)
 

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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #5 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
 
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 11:15:49 AM »
Any idea when the next block of Gatecon rooms will be available?
 

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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 11:48:58 AM »
As soon as we can sign a new contract! hOpefully soon!
 

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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #8 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!
 
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« Reply #9 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.
 

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« Reply #10 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.
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 12:36:54 PM »
Shuttle info is also HERE
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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 02:23:35 PM »
Any more recent construction pictures?
 

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Re: Hotel Facilities
« Reply #13 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!
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« Reply #14 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?
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