Prestige Hotels and Resorts will be coming to Prince Rupert in the fall.

Prestige Hotels and Resorts turns its attention to the North Coast

A firm that owns a number of high quality hotels and resorts in the Okangan and Southern B.C. will be opening a Prince Rupert location.

A firm that owns a number of high quality hotels and resorts in the Okanagan and Southern B.C. will be opening a Prince Rupert location later this year.

Prestige Hotels and Resorts is expanding to Prince Rupert and Prince George, a move that follows the recent purchase of the Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers. The company, known for higher end properties that include several on-site amenities, is hoping to open the Prince Rupert location at an existing hotel in town.

“It is essentially a rebranding and with that will come a number of renovations. We anticipate a late-fall start, but an exact date has not been set because the property improvement plan is still in the works,” explained Prestige Hotels and Resorts vice-president of sales and marketing Jeff Liddle.

While the opening of the Prince George location is the current priority, Liddle said expansion into the region has been something the company has sought for some time.

“We have been looking at the northern corridor for a number of years as our corporate clients have been asking about it, and we have now been able to establish great partnerships with an existing operator in Prince George and Prince Rupert,” he said.

“It is really a matter of timing more than anything.”

Prestige is a family-owned business with properties in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Golden, Radium, Cranbrook, Nelson, Rossland, Sooke and Smithers.

Just Posted

BC Bus North service extended to September

Transportation ministers have extended the service, which was set to expire at the end of May

Nisga’a leader named UNBC chancellor

Dr. Joseph Arthur Gosnell is the first Indigenous leader to assume the role

Northwest local governments team up to fill in future employment gaps

Around 17,000 jobs will need to be filled in the region over the next eight years

Poetry month sees launch of “Oona River Poems” at Rupert library

Peter Christensen consciously and lovingly documents our physical and psychological landscapes

Lily Swanson celebrates her 90th birthday in Prince Rupert

The Acropolis Manor resident has 22 grandchildren and is a great grandmother to 25 children

Prince Rupert students share portraits of kindness with children in Peru

The Memory Project gives teens a chance to sharpen their art skills and global awareness

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

Canfor curtailing operations across B.C.

Low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre are the cause of curtailment

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Haida youth travels to New York for UN forum on Indigenous issues

Haana Edensaw presented her speech in Xaad Kil, Masset dialect of the Haida language

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Most Read