BLACKFALDS, AB; WEYBURN, SK—The Microtel Inn & Suites located in Blackfalds, AB, opened last month in the midst of one of Alberta’s biggest blizzards. The third Microtel Inn & Suites to open under the new prototypical design for Canada, the hotel offers 63 rooms and suites, all of which are designated non-smoking.
Guests enjoy daily complimentary continental breakfast as well as 24-hour coffee service. A large wellness centre complete with the latest fitness equipment also features a spa and sauna area. A 24-hour business centre allows guests to remain productive while on the road and complimentary WiFi ensures easy access to e-mail or planning a day in the Blackfalds area.
Heather Wormington, general manager and her team of 15 employees were on hand to welcome the first guests to the hotel. The hotel is located in the new shopping district of Blackfalds close to the Queen Elizabeth II highway, which is the major auto route between Edmonton and Calgary. It is adjacent to Centennial Park and the popular Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Wormington was appointed GM of the hotel earlier this fall when she was relocated from another MasterBUILT hotel, the Super 8 in Cranbrook, BC.
The Microtel Inn & Suites Blackfalds is owned by the Blackfalds Country Inn ownership group and managed by MasterBUILT Hotels.
Weyburn site of newest Microtel
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The Microtel Inn & Suites located in Weyburn, SK, also opened last week. The 4th Microtel Inn & Suites to open under the new prototypical design for Canada, the hotel is located just off highway 39 and is within easy walking distance to local area restaurants and shops. This pet friendly hotel offers handicapped accessible rooms and suites, a hot tub and sauna, fitness centre and guest laundry. The business centre, complimentary WiFi and onsite meeting space ensure productive use of time on the road and the complimentary hot breakfast offerings help to start guests’ days off right. This 84-room hotel brings the tally to 6 locations in Canada representing 457 rooms.
Chad Hextal, MasterBUILT Hotel’s site superintendent and Andrew Arksey, general manager, along with his team of 10 full-time and 3 part-time employees pulled out all the stops over the holidays to ensure early January occupancy. Arksey has been busy wearing two hats as the recent acting GM of the Microtel Estevan. With the Weyburn location now open, he will be fully integrated into the operations of the hotel.