It’s almost over for an iconic Vancouver hotel. The Empire Landmark on Robson will close permanently this Saturday. On the 42 floor the revolving Cloud 9 restaurant has been a first date destination since the place opened as the Sheraton in 1973. If conversation falters you can always discuss the constantly changing view. Stags, stagettes, weddings, families, this place has seen it all.
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Once the hotel and restaurant close they will be selling everything inside the building from room furniture to kitchen equipment. Bulk sales have already started but you can see what will be available here:
The Georgia Straight did a great piece on the Empire Landmark:
Let’s take a ride on Cloud 9:
Now check out it our in a full 360 view
No word on demo day for the Empire Landmark or how they are going to do it. In the future the site will be occupied by two residential/commercial towers one 31 stories the other 32.
Let’s travel back in time to Vancouver around the time the Landmark was built. Check out this promotional video from 1976: