Howard Hughes lived here

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Howard Hughes at the Bayshore: 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Meet at the Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive

Admission: $20; Heritage Vancouver members $15

Join Heritage Vancouver for a tour of the Bayshore and celebrate the 40th

anniversary of Howard Hughes legendary visit to Vancouver. Aaron Chapman,

local historian, writer and self-confessed "Hughes-ologist" will retell

the fascinating story of Hughes arrival in Vancouver.

Chapman will separate the fact from fiction and tell stories about some of

the strange things that occurred during Hughes stay. He will be joined by

some old Bayshore staff who were there when Hughes was at the hotel. If

you can't afford the $1,000 a night for the Hughes suitethis is perhaps

your only chance to explore the famous hotel suite, experience one of the

most exclusive views in all of Vancouver and hear the incredible and

little known story of the city's strangest hotel guest.

Forty years ago one of the strangest hotel visitors arrived mysteriously in

Vancouver. When word leaked out, it made international news and media

camped out at the Bayshore Hotel hoping to see himbut the hotel guest

never showed his face. His name was Howard Hughes. It was 1972 and

Hughesthe movie producer, the aviator, one of the richest men in the

world had not been seen in public for years. Yet he walked into the hotel

on his own without being noticed. Rumors swirled as to why he was here.

What was he doing? Who were the strange security staff that took over the

hotel and guarded him with a security detail of that of a president or

prime minister? Was it true he was sneaking out at night to drive around

Stanley Park?

His stay at the hotel is still remembered at the Westin Bayshore Hotel,

and today the Howard Hughes suite is the most exclusive suite the hotel

offers.

For more information and Tickets:

(Purchase your tickets early as spaces are limited and it will sell out.)

http://www.heritagevancouver.org

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