OPENINGS SALES AND RENOVATIONS Oct. 9, 2018

BCP to host grand opening of Comfort North Battleford

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Billy Coles of BCP Construction is pleased to host the Grand Opening of Comfort Inn & Suites North Battleford on Thurs. Oct. 18. The hotel is located at 610 Carlton Trail, North Battleford. The celebration starts at 2:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and open house, including sixth floor room viewings. It will be followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet, and complimentary room nights for guests.

BCP, a Three Hills, Alta.-based construction company, constructed the 105 room, six-storey, concrete and steel hotel. Groundwork on the modular construction hotel began in 2016. 

Through the years, BCP has been involved with over 200 hotel builds across Western Canada. They received the Developer of the Year Award from Choice Hotels Canada in both 2012 and 2015.

Watch the time-lapse video showing construction here.

BigHeart Bannock opens in Skwachàys, Vancouver 

VANCOUVER — BigHeart Bannock Cultural Cafe, an Indigenous restaurant formerly located on Commercial
Drive, is now serving weekend brunch out of Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel
and Gallery. Driven by a passion for Indigenous ingredients and flavours,
BigHeart Bannock's chef and owner Lauraleigh Paul Yuxweluputun’aat has
partnered with chef Larissa Grieves to revive the palate for wild foods in an
Indigenous urbanized setting while advocating for the bounty of Mother
Earth. 

Located in Vancouver's historic downtown, Skwachàys
Lodge
 is an 18 room boutique Indigenous arts and culture hotel, which
funds an Artist in Residence program and art gallery, featuring
artwork and jewellery by Indigenous artists. 

Just beyond the gallery, BigHeart
Bannock serves brunch from 10 am to 2 pm on weekends, where Lodge guests and
non-guests can dig into dishes like baked or fried bannock with a choice of
house-made jam (featuring flavours like sage-smoked woodland berry and
sweetgrass strawberry), baked bannock French toast, bison sausage hash, or a
wild boar sausage patty with elderberry barbecue aioli, among other offerings.
Guests can also sip on tea by local Indigenous company Raven and Hummingbird
Tea Co. and coffee from Spirit Bear Coffee Company. 

BigHeart Bannock hopes to eventually offer
lunch and dinner. In the meantime, they are offering catering
services and planning a soon-to-be-launched open-mic night. 

Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection now open

SURREY, B.C. — Sept. 19 marked the official opening of Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection, part of the towering 3 Civic Plaza project that continues the transformation of Surrey City Centre into a dynamic business, social and transit hub at Surrey Central Skytrain Station. Developed by Century Group in partnership with Surrey City Development Corporation, the project (at 54 storeys) is designed to complement Civic Precinct that includes City Centre Library and Surrey City Hall.

Located at the geographic centre of Metropolitan Vancouver, Civic Hotel embodies the City of Surrey’s vision for a vibrant, modern, and social business hub. In addition to Civic Hotel, the development includes 349 residential units and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, which will be occupied by Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Located immediately adjacent to Surrey Central Station and just 35 minutes from Downtown Vancouver by SkyTrain, Civic Hotel boasts 144 guest rooms and suites, fitness and pool facilities, award-winning Prado Café and restaurant Dominion Bar + Kitchen. It features a conference floor with two ballrooms and over 8,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting space including a rooftop deck for private events and specialized catering. Civic Hotel uses eco-friendly technologies, ensuring it is at the forefront of sustainable hospitality.

As a member of Autograph Collection Hotels, Civic Hotel was designed to embody individuality and independence while celebrating the beauty of British Columbia. From Civic Hotel’s locally inspired catering menu to the hotel’s unique commissioned art pieces, each aspect of the hotel showcases the diverse cultures and natural beauty that make up the heart of the region.

The lobby features a dramatic David Robinson sculpture of a life-size canoe suspended from the ceiling, while each of the 16 floors of the hotel represents a different region in the province, highlighted with unique images and artwork.