Historic May Wah Hotel in Vancouver’s Chinatown goes up for sale

by JOHN MACKIE, June 19, 2016

The May Wah Hotel is one of the biggest and most impressive buildings in Chinatown, a four-storey brick structure with “monumental” white pilaster columns on the exterior.
But it’s the interior that’s really special. The May Wah has long been a favourite residence for Chinese seniors, one of the last remnants of old Chinatown. The clatter of mah-jong tiles and the animated patter of the residents probably sounds the same as it did during Chinatown’s heyday in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. It’s living heritage, as opposed to a photo. Read more …

The historic May Wah Hotel is up for sale in Chinatown. GERRY KAHRMANN / PNG