OLIVER, B.C. — The Coast Oliver Hotel is now officially open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 16. The $13-million project is the first full-service hotel in what has become the wine capital of Canada in recent years.
The property is a modular building, which was constructed in eight months — a new and unique design for the Coast-Hotel brand. The 83-room property is close to the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort and includes a variety of amenities such as a business centre, indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and guest laundry facilities.
“It’s exciting to see this new Coast Hotels-branded property open in beautiful Oliver, B.C. in the wine capital of Canada,” says Victor Komoda, president of Coast Hotels. “Innovative approaches like the modular build used for the Coast Oliver Hotel enable bringing new hotels to market more quickly and accrue employment and economic benefits earlier to local communities compared to conventional construction.”
Expected to bring tourism and tax revenue to the local economy, owner and businessman, Thompson-Okanagan business man, Ron Mundi, says the modular building will be a huge boon for the area.
“Our company was excited to build in the scenic landscape of Okanagan orchards and wineries where visitors can enjoy so many local events and highlights,” he noted during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “The local Oliver community will enjoy the new jobs and economic spin-off with new guests staying in town.”