The conference is scheduled for the August 1st long weekend. There are major events happening in the city (Gay Pride parade, Fireworks festival) so availability is an issue and we encourage you to book as soon as possible.

Delta Vancouver Suites (550 West Hastings Street). This four star Marriott hotel is the “host hotel” for the conference. The group rate is $269 Canadian for a single or double, $299 for a deluxe suite, and $319 for a “Signature Club Suite”. Maximum occupancy is four per room ($30 for each extra person). The group rates are available for two days before and after the conference dates if you wish to arrive early or stay over. 17.5% tax. The deadline for the rate is June 29, 2016, but we advise you to book as soon as possible.

Reservations can be made through the link below, or by contacting the in-house Reservations directly at 604.689.8188 or 1.888.663.8811, by e-mail at, or by calling the Delta Central Reservations Office at 1.800.268.1133. Mention the group name, “14th Annual APW Conference ‘On Love’” to get the group rate. Click here to access the group rate online.

We have also obtained a group rate for the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre (180 West Georgia Street). This is a three star hotel. The group rate is $202 Cdn. Only single rooms (Queens size) are available, and the rate is applicable from July 29 to August 2.

Reservations: quote the Group Number 872839. Call the hotel directly at 604.681.2211, or Central Reservations at 1.800.SANDMAN (7263.626).

The following hotels are also in the immediate area:

The Georgian Court (773 Beatty Street). This is a small, fairly new and very elegant four star hotel close to the conference site. The regular rate for the August 1 long weekend is $337 Cdn. Frankie’s Italian Kitchen and Ba and Frankie’s Jazz Club are in the same building.

The Victorian (514 Homer Street). This is a small boutique hotel in a renovated Victorian heritage building. The rooms are small but nice, single and doubles. The rate for July is $150 to $220 Cdn. Cinara restaurant and Paper Hound bookstore are in the same building.

Hampton Inn (111 Robson Street). This hotel is around the corner from the Georgian Court and was recommended by them as an affiliate.

Few other options that are good but about 20-30 minutes walk are:

Best Western Plus.( 1100 Granville Street OR 718 Drake St)

Toll Free Reservations: 1 800-663-0575 Their rates for our dates is 188 plus tax in either 1 queen or two double.

Holiday Inn (1110 Howe Street)

Rates for our dates is 319