Monday, February 4, 2013
GroupVachon coming to the Crowsnest Pass
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Crowsnest Pass soon to be home to signature hotel and commercial area
“New 50-75 room hotel will include pool, hot tub, restaurant and meeting spaces”
CROWSNEST PASS (February 4th , 2013) - Crowsnest Council is very pleased with the announcement this week of the proposed development of a 50 - 75 room hotel and complementing services in Blairmore. “This is a very exciting initiative for us,” says Mayor Bruce Decoux. “Council has worked very hard to bring this project to fruition and we are certain that it will generate many positive dividends for our community.”
The hotel, which will be located at the intersection of Highway 3 and 20th Avenue is to see construction commence in 2013 and will include a pool, hot tub, breakfast area and meeting spaces. It will also be accompanied by a complementing restaurant and sports bar and an enhanced commercial area development. Developer Medican and Group Vachon described the location of the hotel and commercial area development as “one of the most strategic locations in the southern travel corridor of the majestic Rocky Mountains.”
“Council is very pleased that we arrived at a place where we can now move forward with the development process," said Mayor Decoux. “Council and Administration have delivered on their commitment to address the Crowsnest Centre site issue,” added Mayor Decoux.
Medican Construction and Group Vachon’s vision for the project is to create a signature hotel and commercial area that will allow tourists to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities available within the Crowsnest Pass and also to create the primary rest area location between Lethbridge and Fernie, B.C. “We are extremely pleased to be able to work with the
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass to bring this hotel and commercial development forward,” said Bill Cooper, Medican’s vice president of Sales and Marketing.
The hotel project is just one part of Council commitment to the Municipality’s strategic plan which—among other things—focuses on diversifying Crownest’s local economy. A hotel feasibility study was undertaken by the municipality as a way of building confidence in a hotel project. Christopher Vachon of Group Vachon said “When you look at the feasibility study and some of the things that are going on in the Crowsnest Pass, you can’t help but get excited about this development.
"The recommendation to complete a hotel feasibility study put forward by our Chief Administrative Officer and supported by Council, proved to be an invaluable asset in attracting a signature hotel and other supporting development for the site," said Mayor Decoux.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Chief Administrative Officer