The Waldorf Hotel

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The Waldorf hotel in August 2016

The Waldorf Hotel is a boutique hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The hotel was established in 1947 and was one of the most renowned tiki-themed hotels in North America. In 2010, Thomas Anselmi and Ernesto Gomez took over operations and the hotel was renovated into a boutique hotel.[1] The building was home to one of Vancouver's most popular music venues until January 2013 when it was sold to Solterra with plans to rezone the property and make way for condominiums.[2][3] There was a public outcry to save the land, building and cultural institution that included a petition that received 23,000 signatures.[4] In response, Mayor Gregor Robertson issued a public statement decrying the loss,[5] which critics denounced as a "sentimental bid for hipster votes".[6][7]


  1. ^ "Renovated Waldorf Hotel brings the South Pacific to East Van". The Globe and Mail. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Who killed the Waldorf?". The Georgia Straight. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ [1] [Vancouver Sun]
  4. ^ "Howl At The Moon will hit a chord with all". The Province. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  5. ^ [2] [Vancouver Sun]
  6. ^ "Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel: When does preserving heritage go too far?", National Post, January 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "What We Can Learn From Waldorf Hotel Affair?", Huffington Post, January 11, 2013.

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Coordinates: 49°16′53″N 123°04′28″W / 49.28151°N 123.07436°W / 49.28151; -123.07436