Concierge Spotlight: Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Rodolfo Parra; Image courtesy of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Who knows what’s happening in a city better than a hotel concierge? As the point of contact for hotel guests seeking information or assistance during their stay, they need to be extremely knowledgeable about a great number of things, from where to eat to what is the current hottest play to see to where to get a fabulous blowout. It’s a tough, but rewarding job.

Each month, Inside Vancouver will get to know one of Vancouver’s top concierges, by putting six questions to them. This month, we interview Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the grand four-diamond rated hotel, the Fairmont Waterfront. Continue reading:
Concierge Spotlight: Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Vancouver Chosen as the Top Destination in Canada on TripAdvisor

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What happens when a “gassy” Englishman rows into town feeling thirsty? A pub is born. And from that a city—in this case Vancouver. Though the pubs are plentiful, food and drink aren’t the only things to take in during your trip. In its 150 years, Vancouver has grown into a cosmopolitan city nestled in the great outdoors. Enjoy the snow-capped mountains, waterfront forests, cityside beaches, Olympic history and the world’s highest suspension bridge. Hipsters welcome. (Don’t worry, they don’t bite.)

See the list of top 10 Canadian Travelers Choice destinations chosen by reviewers on TripAdvisor: www.tripadvisor.ca/TravelersChoice-Destinations

Star Trek 3 and Spielberg Movie to Shoot in Vancouver this Year

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An exciting few months of filming in Vancouver will be kicking off this week, bringing in superheroes, big friendly giants and aliens to our fair city.

The arrival of sunnier weather in Spring means more white trailers and vans will be lining the streets of Vancouver to shoot big blockbusters in Hollywood North.

Rumours had been widely circulated that the Star Trek franchise will be coming to shoot the third instalment in Vancouver (as reported in October), and it looks as if cameras will begin rolling from June 1 to the end of September.

Not to be left out, Steven Spielberg will be filming the childhood favourite Big Friendly Giant based on the book by Roald Dahl.

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Star Trek 3 and Spielberg Movie to Shoot in Vancouver this Year

The New York Times gets hip to North Vancouver homeboy Nardwuar!

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This week’s New York Times Magazine features a glowing tribute to Vancouver’s own Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

Vancouverites, and Canadian music fans, have long acknowledged Nardwuar – known as John Ruskin to family and friends – as a national treasure whose fearless interviewing style has endeared him to thousands of music fans. Now, millions of Americans are waking up with their morning coffee and newspaper to an appreciation of the beloved VJ/DJ/music journalist/musician.

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The New York Times gets hip to North Vancouver homeboy Nardwuar!

Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola Awarded with Two World Records

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If you have ever been on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler and thought to yourself “woah, this is really high”, you couldn’t be more correct. The red cable cars that connect both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains has been providing both awe and fear in visitors since the beginning of its operation in 2008.

Now, the Peak 2 Peak is getting the respect it deserves by being included in the 2015 edition of the Guinness World Records Book.

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Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola Awarded with Two World Records