Three of the popular hotels in Vancouver |Why should you study Hospitality Management in VancouverSophie Miao
Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the best coastal cities with pleasant weather, instagramable natural sceneries and authentic Asian cuisines. Over the decades, it has always been ranked among the best in the ‘world livable cities’
Air, Land, Water
Within 2 hours distance, you can reach San Francisco and Las Vegas by air, or cross the US border to Seattle by car, or arrive at Vancouver Island by BC Ferry.
Vancouver, a tourist-friendly city
According to Tourism Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver area has over 10,000 hotel rooms and about 23,000 hotel beds (n.a). Tourism has also brought in $ 4.5 billion in annual income and more than 70,000 full-time work opportunities. Therefore, if you are a newcomer in Vancouver who wants to look for a job, you might consider working in the tourism industry.
This blog will first introduce three of Vancouver’s best hotels, and second introduce how it is like to study hospitality management in Vancouver.
River Rock Casino Resort is located in the city of Richmond, Vancouver’s largest Chinese community, with dazzling Asian cuisines, secure neighborhood and convenient transportation.
The hotel has a show theater, Vancouver’s largest casino, leisure pool, buffet restaurant and yacht marina. It is also worth mentioning that every summer, the largest Asian summer night market in North America is just a 5-minute walk from this hotel.
Locations and Distances
To YVR : 3 SkyTrain stops, or 5 minutes driving distance
To Downtown Vancouver: 20 minutes by the SkyTrain, or 15 minutes driving distance
To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet: 1 SkyTain stop, or 5 minutes driving distance
The hotel is located in Yaletown, a European-style zone of Vancouver. It was opened in the summer of 2017 with 8 international restaurants, a casino and Vancouver’s largest hotel ballrooms. As most tourists said, you will feel the Las Vegas vibe when you enter the hotel because of its luxurious design and golden colour appearance.
Locations and Distances
To Downtown Vancouver: 8 minutes walking distance
To Rogers Arena (Vancouver’s largest ice hockey arena): 6 minutes walking distance
To BC Place (Football Stadium): 4 minutes walking distance
To Costco: 6 minutes walking distance
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Vancouver’s financial district and just steps away from the Canada Place and Vancouver Exhibition Center. There is a free shuttle bus opposite the hotel that takes visitors to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver to experience the beauty of the forest.
For the hotel guests, the hotel provides a bicycle rental service. You can ride along the coastline next to the hotel to Stanley Park (the largest urban park in North America with an 8.8 km seawall trail). In addition, the hotel ’s afternoon tea, Italian cafe, and West Coast seafood restaurant have been well recommended by locals.
Hospitality Management at Create Career College
In targeting the North American tourism industry, Create Career College launched hospitality management courses in the year of 2013. Through the classroom lessons, company visits, and paid internships, students would build a solid knowledge of the hospitality industry. Additionally, our instructor will use ‘role play’ to examine the student’s communication and customer service.
Courses included but not limited to:
Theories and Methods of Hotel Management
Leadership in Hospitality Management
Human Resource in Hotels
Laws and regulation in the tourism industry
Hotel Visit to the River Rock Casino Resort
In August 2019, the instructor took the hotel management students to visit the River Rock Casino Resort. During the 3-hour hotel visit, students visited the backstage of the River Rock Theatre, entered the luxury suite, and the hotel manager taught everyone how to fold the bedding on the 5-star hotel standard. Finally, everyone enjoyed a feast at The Buffet.
Paid Internship for the Hospitality Management Program
Internship can enable college students to practice their in-class theory. Whether students choose a one-year certificate program or a two-year diploma program, Create Career College would provide them with work opportunities (up to 48 weeks). Our career advisor will help students to tailor their resume and provide mock interviews. Some of our previous students worked as a coffee barista at a local coffee shop and other students worked at the Hilton Hotel as a front desk assistant.
Vancouver is a tourist city, if a job seeker speaks two or more languages, it will add points to the job search. According to the Vancouver Tourism Bureau, Chinese tourists are the second largest tourist group by volume, so the hotel service industry needs employees who understand the Chinese culture.
In August 2020, Create Career College will launch the hospitality management courses again, students are free to choose between the 1-year certificate or 2-year diploma program. Both programs contain local paid work terms.
Additionally, when students are studying full time at Create Career College (with a study permit), they can work part-time for local companies.