One week ago on a sunny June 5th evening Audi and the Dilawri Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of a gorgeous new dealership, Audi’s new flagship showroom, Audi Downtown Vancouver. The subtle, sporty and sophisticated modern two floor building on Burrard and West 2nd features a design that is unmistakably Audi, and much like it’s cars, will stand the test of time well.
Complimentary valet parking, a very friendly welcoming party, a good selection of shiny S and RS Audi models on display, and wines along side Bollinger champagne from Cru Wine Selections were certainly a delight to be taken in, and if that wasn’t enough, the hors d’oeuvres served up by the attentive and talented staff of Hawksworth Restaurant were absolutely superb.
A large screen showcased many of Audi’s models throughout the evening and played background to a host of remarkable individuals. Emcee Zack Spencer(Driving Television), Ajay Dilawri(President of the Dilawri Group of Companies), Martin Sander(Senior Director of Sales, Audi North America), and Wolfgang Hoffman(President, Audi Canada) all spoke of the past successes and future endeavours of the Audi brand, and of the effort involved to bring this particular project to fruition. Mayor Gregor Robertson gave a video address welcoming the new showroom to Vancouver, and Audi Downtown Vancouver premiered a short film put together by Barbershop Films showcasing the new building as well as an aggressive Audi R8 in action. Canadian jazz musician Matt Dusk helped to progress the evening into full celebration as the setting sun cast a golden glow throughout the showrooms. The crowd displayed a good deal of enthusiasm all throughout the evening, revealing that the new flagship showroom is and will continue to be well received in the Vancouver community.
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