PARQ VANCOUVER ANNOUNCES JOB FAIRS IN ANTICIPATION OF FALL 2017 OPENING

VANCOUVER, BC – Maintaining its commitment as a community partner, Parq Vancouver this week announced four job fairs to fill more than 1,000 positions throughout its resort, which is on track to open this Fall 2017.

Team members of all levels of experience—entry-level to executives—will be recruited to provide high-quality, globally recognized customer service in multiple areas, including the Parq Vancouver casino, the 329-room JW Marriott hotel and the 188-room DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection hotel; and the eight restaurant and lounge concepts conceived by two-time James Beard Award-nominated restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, Canada native Chef Kim Canteenwalla.

Job fairs will be held at BC Place, Gate H on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, June 21
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 15
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, July 17
12 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Positions to be filled include, but are not limited to: Casino Cage Cashiers, Dealers, Security Officers, Pastry Chefs, Cooks, Servers, Bartenders, Restaurant Managers, Guest Services Representatives, Concierges, Room Attendants, Spa Employees and Switchboard Operators. A complete list of opportunities can be found at parqvancouver.com/work.

ABOUT PARQ VANCOUVER
Fresh on the scene as a leading international entertainment destination, Parq is at the heart of downtown Vancouver’s energetic entertainment district. Built to meet LEED Gold Standards, Parq Vancouver’s dynamic offerings include two luxury and lifestyle hotels within one complex, Western Canada’s first JW Marriott Hotel and a first-to-market Autograph Collection Hotel, the DOUGLAS. Parq Vancouver offers locals and guests instant access to a wide range of amenities, including a world-class casino, a 30,000-square foot rooftop park, more than 62,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible meeting and event space, and eight chef-driven restaurants and lounges from the world’s foremost international restaurant developers, James Beard Award nominated restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, and her husband, award-winning Chef Kim Canteenwalla. For more information or reservations, please visit ParqVancouver.com.

ABOUT PARAGON GAMING
Paragon Gaming and its affiliates are one of North America’s leading destination resort developers. Established in 2000, Paragon Gaming heads landmark projects throughout North America, with special emphasis on developing and operating gaming destinations. Current projects include ownership and management of Edgewater Casino, a casino located in downtown Vancouver designed with a sole focus to providing gaming guests a playing haven, and is currently developing Parq Vancouver, a world-class resort casino in the heart of the entertainment district opening in the Fall 2017 that it will own and manage; ownership and management of Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, a fully integrated gaming resort set between picturesque Lake Tahoe and the impressive Sierra Nevada Mountains providing year-round enjoyment; management of Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, a newly renovated 2,950 room casino located next to the Convention Center; casino management of Hooters Las Vegas, 30,000-square feet of action-packed and themed gaming floor. The vast range of expertise allows Paragon to pursue a plethora of ventures and provides the necessary services to its various partners and projects.

ABOUT JW MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 75 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 120 properties in over 35 countries. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

ABOUT BLAU + ASSOCIATES
Blau + Associates is an internationally-recognized strategic restaurant planning and development company founded by the dynamic culinary duo of James Beard Award-nominated restaurateur, Elizabeth Blau, and her husband, celebrated Chef Kim Canteenwalla. The company’s footprint includes the acclaimed Andiron Steak & Sea, Honey Salt, and Buddy V’s Ristorante restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada; and its list of clients includes New York’s Rainbow Room, San Francisco’s Pier 2620, Marriott and Viceroy hotels, and multiple restaurant concepts around the world. Blau is also widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination, and is known for lending her expertise to Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” and MSNBC’s “Restaurant Startup.” For more information, please visit www.elizabethblau.com.

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