Downtown Vancouver Landmark prepares to stop its slow spin

September 29, 2017 10:03 am

the vancouver sun

The Cloud 9 revolving restaurant takes its final spin atop the Empire Landmark Hotel on Saturday night.

The 42-storey, 357-room hotel is only 43 years old and still thriving, with over 90 per cent occupancy throughout the summer. But with downtown real estate prices soaring, the owners have decided to redevelop the block-long site at 1400 Robson with two condo towers.

The last night for hotel guests is Friday, for Cloud 9 Saturday. And general manager Johnny Tsang says demand to get into the restaurant has been crazy.

“For the whole month we are fully booked,” he said. “Everyone has been calling me personally, ‘Can you squeeze me in?’”

That’s what happens when you’ve got the best view in town, a view that constantly changes as the restaurant does a slow circle over an hour.

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