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Boasting Sustainability

By Amanda Christensen

The 150-room AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront is now LEED Gold certified, an acknowledgement of the property’s ongoing eco-friendly initiatives. 

AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront patio

Gabe Roth

“It shows our dedication to environmental sustainability,” says David Lenke, the hotel’s general manager. The property has several environmentally friendly measures in place, including a recycling program, a food waste program focused on composting, and energy management systems including water reduction plans. 

“Climate change is a very real thing,” he says, noting that if the hotel and others can do their part in curbing their carbon footprint, it may help alleviate climate change. 

The hotel’s sustainability efforts are also seen on the property’s two decks home to all-natural landscaping and native plants—and due to the area’s rainy climate, little water from the hotel is needed to maintain them. One deck, Terazza del Rio, is located on the fourth floor with one-third of the space available for events and guest use—providing an intimate gathering area with views of the Columbia River. 

Of the 11,000 square feet of flexible event space, the hotel’s largest ballroom allows for 225 guests to be comfortably seated or 250 standing. Other amenities include a 1,500-square-foot fitness center, two culinary concepts, a modern audiovisual system, and a wellness studio that opened last November.