MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. — Investment, development and hotel-management company Activar Hôtels has partnered with private capital investment firm Messier, Savard & Associés (MSA), to acquire the four-season resort and convention centre, Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant.
Activar Hôtels will oversee resort operations and MSA will act as the prime asset manager. In the short term, the partners’ objective is to make the authentic offering shine, that of a welcoming hotel with roots anchored in family tradition, offering two choices of restaurants, spaces for events and a panoramic view, all within steps of the mountain’s effervescent activity, yet removed just enough to allow for a captivating quietness. In the long term, partners will enjoy the challenge of renovating the 112-room hotel to optimize its spaces and develop projects that create complementary product offerings on the non-developed parts of the 37-acre land, which includes 800 feet of frontage on the renown Lac Ouimet.
“Le Grand Lodge’s brand is synonymous with what is an enchanting and welcoming place. We’re impatient to begin our collaboration with the experienced hospitality team,” says Mathieu Mault, CEO and founder, Activar Hôtels.
Activar Hôtels has seen its portfolio of managed hotels grow since 2019, in spite of the global pandemic both with new acquisitions and new construction. Le Grand Lodge represents the fourth hotel in Activar Hôtels’ portfolio, acquired on the heels of the opening of its fifth hotel, planned for this summer. Activar Hôtels operates in two market segments within the hospitality industry: limited-service economy and lifestyle.
MSA spearheaded the strategic turnaround of the 611-room Marriott Château Champlain (Montreal) and the development and sale of the four-star hotel El Senador (Cayo Coco, Cuba).
“We are always delighted to take on ambitious projects that are close to home. If we can contribute to the economic growth of the region, it’s a winning investment,” says Serge Savard, associate, Messier, Savard & Associés.