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

Rupert sees its runners bolt to top times at Northern View Cannery Road Race

Richard Elkington wins half-marathon, while Katie Beach takes top mark in women’s 5K

Prince Rupert Sea Cadets sail with Royal Canadian Navy

Duo spent days aboard the HMCS Calgary gaining valuable seafaring experience

Prince Rupert not alone in fight to save ferry to Ketchikan: Alaskan Rep. Ortiz

MLA Jennifer Rice weighs in saying ferry closure to impact all North Coast

World Suicide Prevention Awarness Day in Prince Rupert

The community came together on the lawn of City Hall to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Navy frigate docks in Prince Rupert

The HMCS Calgary will be open for the public to explore

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Most Read