Conference Secretariat

International Conference Services, Ltd.
Suite 300, 1201 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 2V2
Tel: [+1]
Fax: [+1]


The Conference Secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd.) is the official housing bureau for the 16th IUBMB Conference and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Conference. We are currently negotiating special room rates with 8 hotels in close proximity to the Vancouver Convention Centre. Special rates and added complimentary amenities will only be available to delegates who book through the official housing bureau. In addition discounted registration rates will be available to all delegates who book accommodation through the official housing bureau.

Although the associations and the housing bureau will do their due diligence and negotiate the lowest possible group rates, we cannot predict future specials hosted by competing hotels. However, we urge all sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to support the Conference and book through the official housing bureau. The success of the Conference and the supporting associations depends on you using the contracted hotels.

The 16th IUBMB Conference cannot meet the contracted room obligations if sponsors, exhibitors and delegates book outside the official housing bureau. Rooms that are not filled because of that create an expense for the Conference in form of financial penalties (attrition charges) and place the financial success of the Conference at risk, which increases with each delegate, exhibitor and sponsor not booking through the official housing bureau.

Please check back for updates on some of the great hotels we are securing to make your stay in Vancouver even better.

Room Guarantee & Cancellation Policy:


  • A credit card is required to book your accommodation. Please be advised the hotel will charge the full stay in CAD to the provided credit card 30 days prior arrival. This charge is then non-refundable.
  • Cancellations or shortening length of stay must be made no later than June 15, 2016 to avoid the credit card being charged the full stay.


If you have any questions, please contact the Housing and Registration Manager at: .

Hotel Map
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Hotel Rating Rate per Night (CAD)
Not including taxes
Distance to Convention Centre
Pan Pacific Hotel (Headquarter hotel) 5 star $279 2 minute walk
Fairmont Waterfront (Headquarter hotel)
4 star $275 3 minute walk
Four Seasons Hotel 5 star $240 13 minute walk
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel 4 star $259 5 minute walk
Coast Coal Harbour 4 star $225 6 minute walk
Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel 4 star $219 5 minute walk
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver 4 star $209 7 minute walk
Sheraton Wall Centre 4 star $199 18 minute walk

* Room rate based on single or double occupancy – subject to a total of 16.5% taxes and fees






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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is the landmark hotel in downtown Vancouver, known as the ‘Castle in the City’. Located just steps from Vancouver’s business, shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to explore Vancouver’s spectacular scenery and vibrant downtown Vancouver lifestyle.

PAN PACIFIC HOTEL (Headquarter hotel)

The Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver is uniquely located atop Canada Place at the heart of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. With the iconic five sails rising above the Alaska cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific is an unparalleled downtown hotel destination, with sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and Vancouver’s city skyline. Our incredible location puts everything nearby. Perfect for groups, business or leisure travelers, step out the front door of the hotel and you’re minutes from the financial district, shopping, theatres, the marina and renowned Stanley Park.


The awe-inspiring North Shore Mountains set the stage for a wonderful stay here at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. We welcome business and leisure travellers here to the waterfront with beautifully designed accommodations and first-class service. Settle in to your spacious room or suite, and enjoy amenities like pillowtop mattresses, spa products in the bathroom, and large flat-screen TVs. Most of our rooms offer excellent views of downtown Vancouver, or of Coal Harbour and the mountains.

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The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is situated right near the water, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Stanley Park as well as the bustling Gastown district and the renowned shopping on Robson St. and within easy access to an incredible array of arts and entertainment. We’re also steps from the Vancouver Convention Centre ideal for our business travelers. Each of the guest rooms at our downtown Vancouver hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek, yet comfortable, décor. Our rooms come with complimentary wireless Internet and a range of modern amenities. You’ll also have access to our top-notch fitness center, pool and hot tub—not to mention our signature Prestons Restaurant, the perfect spot to drink, dine and dish about your Vancouver experience.

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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver — a Vancouver luxury hotel with a superb downtown address and at the same time positioned against a serene mountain backdrop. The downtown Vancouver hotel’s convenient location is surrounded by all the pleasures and excitement that one of Canada’s finest cities has to offer, whether you come for business or pleasure. Make yourself at home in one of the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver's 197 elegantly appointed luxury hotel rooms and suites, complete with spacious marble washrooms, separate glass showers and soaker tubs. The Vancouver hotel also offers 7,600 sq. ft. of conference and banquet facilities designed to accommodate 10 to 250.


This downtown hotel exemplifies Vancouver’s flair for hospitality and beauty by providing exceptional service, breathtaking views of Coal Harbour and a focus on locally produced offerings. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, this downtown Vancouver hotel offers an experience matched by no other, thanks to the hotels proximity to the major venues and attractions, which make this a world-class city.


The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for business or pleasure. Guestrooms feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(TM) bed and high-speed wireless internet access. Stroll scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or enjoy making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you'll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.


In the centre of it all and with outdoor adventure just minutes away, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver encompasses the very best of this active, forward-looking city. Staff showcase their pride in the Hotel with caring and personal service that gets at the heart of what guests want. With creativity, a sense of humour and a touch of rebelliousness, Four Seasons transforms even the smallest moments into special experiences. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is proud to be a recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five Star rating, a coveted honour awarded to only four high-achieving Canadian hotels.

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