Civic Hotel is coming to Surrey.

The Plaza at 3 Civic Plaza
The Plaza at 3 Civic Plaza

Last July Century Group announced the ambitious 3 Civic Plaza project which is now under construction in Surrey’s City Centre, check out all the details here . The project includes Civic Hotel, a modern, upscale hotel which is the first of its kind in Surrey since the Guildford Sheraton was built over 20 years ago. Here’s a breakdown of what this state of the art hotel will bring to Surrey.

2 story "Glass Box" shared lobby
2 story “Glass Box” shared lobby


• Part of Surrey’s first mixed-use hotel and residential project, 3 Civic Plaza.
• A premium world class hotel backed by a global reservation system.
• Located on the Civic Plaza in Surrey City Centre on City Parkway at the crossroads of 104th Avenue, and adjacent to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.
• Surrey’s first new high-rise hotel in two decades.
• Boasts 144 rooms, large meeting space to accommodate more than 300 people, street-level licensed restaurant and lounge, market café, indoor lap pool and hot tub, and fitness room with adjoining change rooms that include full shower facilities.
• Features a dedicated co-working space (Nice!!) and health club.

Hotel room
Hotel room

Economic Highlights

• Projected to cater primarily to the corporate and leisure markets, with the latter benefiting from strong projected growth rates for population in Surrey and visiting friends and family.
• With 37,000-40,000 guests per year expected at Civic Hotel, it is estimated that more than $3.6 million in ancillary revenue will be injected into local businesses and services each year based on the average international visitor to Canada spending $99.60 per day in 2011 (Canadian Tourism Commission).
• Civic Hotel will also generate 50 full-time jobs and the overall project will create more than 200 jobs during construction.

Health Club
Health Club

Design Highlights

• Designed by Vancouver-based Cotter Architects and Portland-based ZGF Architects, the progressive architecture and modern design of Civic Hotel reflect an international outlook and the city’s South Asian cultural influences.
• Two-storey “glass box” grand lobby will be shared by the residences, offices and hotel, functioning as a social hub.
• Lobby draws inspiration from the surrounding forests and the rich regional history of the timber industry. It boasts a modern sculptural staircase of walnut, stainless steel and glass.
• Rooms are stylish yet practical for work – with functional desk chairs, precision lighting and uncluttered workspaces – and also feature expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
• In-slab radiant heating/cooling system and natural ventilation system will provide guests with a superior comfort level not possible with conventional mechanical systems.
• Hotel roof will act as an amenity space for socializing and special events, offering guests a front row seat to activities taking place on the civic plaza below and providing views to sunrises over the Coast Mountains and stunning sunsets over Vancouver Island.

3 Civic Plaza
3 Civic Plaza

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3 Civic Plaza, a huge step forward for Surrey’s City Centre

Earlier today at Surrey’s Iconic City Centre Library Mayor Diane Watts and Century Group unveiled a huge new project, the first of it’s kind south of the Fraser River. 3 Civic Plaza is Surrey’s first mixed use highrise development combining a premium boutique high rise hotel called Civic Hotel, the first in Surrey since the Guildford Sheraton over 20 years ago, and a residential tower soaring 50 stories into the sky.

At 517 feet tall, 3 Civic Plaza will be Surrey’s tallest tower, the second tallest residential tower in BC and the 5th tallest tower west of Calgary. The hotel will have a ground level restaurant, large meeting rooms to accommodate over 300 people and 160 guest rooms. The residential portion, located above Civic Hotel, will have 330 units with stunning views. I’m not going to lie I want to know what the Penthouse is worth. I will be checking the prices out when they’re made public, how often do you get a chance to own part of a landmark?

I’m a big fan of the design from Cotter Architects, especially the north and south elevation views with their unique windows and slender profile giving the impression that this building is even taller than it’s already impressive 50 stories. I’m also intrigued by what look like wind turbines tucked inside the arch like structure on the roof as seen from the east and west elevation views. Completion is scheduled for fall 2015. Go to to register. is proud to be the first local blog with full coverage of this incredible new Surrey development. Check out the Fly-Through video and the artists renditions!