VANCOUVER – Vancouver based Coast Hotels is expanding its Okanagan region offerings with the addition of a new property in Oliver, B.C. This new build will be located in the town dubbed the ‘Wine Capital of Canada’ near the south end of Canada’s famed Okanagan Valley and wine region, that is only 25 kilometres north of the U.S. border.
The new property complements the brand’s strong B.C. presence and its existing locations in Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos, providing travellers with the opportunity for complete Okanagan experiences and itineraries.
The branding of the hotel will be done with Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. who purchased the lot from the Town of Oliver. President and leading industry veteran Ron Mundi selected Coast Hotels for its winning combination of friendly service and exceptional guest value, as well as brand delivery track record. Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. currently has two Coast branded properties in Kamloops and Lethbridge and owns a further five hotels.
“As a business we focus on ensuring strong asset value and revenue generation, while playing a vital role in each community. We made the decision to expand our relationship with Coast Hotels as the brand flag for Oliver, given they share the same values, performance focus and community approach we do,” said Mundi.
The addition of the new Oliver property brings the brand's total to 36 properties in western North America covering two provinces, two territories and five U.S. states.
“We’re delighted to again partner with Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. to welcome guests to a new Okanagan destination,” said Victor Komoda, president of Coast Hotels. “Expanding our footprint in the popular Okanagan wine region will add value to our customer base” he added.
Oliver Town Council unanimously approved the new hotel on the site. “This investment will support revitalization of the downtown and have economic spinoff benefits for the broader community,” said mayor Ron Hovanes. “Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. and Coast Hotels truly celebrate local destinations, so we are looking forward to seeing the property embrace the character and authenticity of our community” Hovanes added.
The Coast Oliver Hotel will feature 80 bedrooms, an indoor pool, breakfast room and future restaurant, and will offer guests Coast Hotels brand standards like triple sheeting and complimentary high-speed in-room Wi-Fi. Construction is slated to start October 2017 with a planned opening in May 2018. The quick-to-market timeline is possible through modular construction, which will be done by Horizon North Logistics, a leader in the modular construction industry.