VANCOUVER — Vancouver-based Coast Hotels is moving west with its first franchise and inaugural hotel in Saskatchewan.
The Coast Swift Current Hotel — originally known as the Horseshoe Inn and most recently the Days Inn by Wyndham Swift Current — has been in the Thacker family for 44 years. Patriarch Bill Thacker purchased the property in 1975 and, under his leadership, the hotel grew to become a local favourite in Swift Current. It is now managed by a second generation of Thackers: Terry, Patti, Bob and Bert.
The full-service hotel included spacious accommodations with triple-sheeted beds, free in-room high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and in-room Starbucks. The property also offers free breakfast and parking, space for groups from 25 to 250 with 4,200-sq.-ft. of meeting space, Smiley’s Lounge and a fitness centre.
The new franchise property marks the brand’s expansion east across Canada. The addition of the new Saskatchewan franchise will bring Coast Hotels’ total properties to 35 in Western North America, covering three provinces, one territory and five U.S. states.
“We’re delighted to partner with the Thacker family to welcome guests to a new Coast Hotel and the beautiful province of Saskatchewan as we continue our growth across the country,” says Takamasa Machiura, executive vice-president of Coast Hotels.