This long-time Vancouver institution, built in 1961, opened as the five-floor Bayshore Inn. A gem of the city, it was well known as a center of business and luxury. In 1970, the tower building was added to complete the resort. In 1972, the illustrious and reclusive Howard Hughes called the hotel home for six months, occupying the top two floors of the hotel for himself and his entourage. In 2001, the conference center and public areas of the hotel were completely rebuilt, while a full scale renovation of every room was completed in 2009, securing our continued place as a premier destination for sophistication and renewal in downtown Vancouver.