In year's past, Sting, Bill Gates, Will Smith and Marina Abramovic have brushed shoulders with local Vancouver-ites at local hotspots. With the conference just a month away, here are TED hot spots for 2016.
Since opening last year, Prohibition at Rosewood Hotel Georgia (pictured) has become the most sought-after cocktail bar in Vancouver and the perfect late-night locale for Vancouver's elite. At TED Conferences in the past, Rosewood Hotel Georgia played host to an exclusive dinner held by Will Smith with a guest list of notable names, and this year, with the 50 Shades of Gray sequel being filmed in Vancouver, visitors might catch a glimpse of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as well as TED attendees at the new cocktail bar.
Other destinations that will likely attract TED elite include Blue Water Cafe, considered to be the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver and a favorite of Rachel McAdams, Uma Thurman and Ben Stiller; Tojo's, a Japanese-inspired eatery that has attracted Morgan Freeman, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams; and Cin Cin, an Italian cucina frequented by Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts and Justin Timberlake, among others.
Photo: Prohibition at Rosewood Hotel Georgia