VANCOUVER — Coast Hotels has entered into a management agreement, effective April 1, to manage the Blackcomb Lodge in Whistler, B.C., overseeing operations, accounting, sales and marketing on behalf of the hotel’s strata-unit owners.
The 71‐room Blackcomb Lodge, which opened its doors in 1982, was Whistler Village’s first hotel. Centrally located in the heart of Whistler Village, the hotel offers easy ski and downhill mountain-bike access. Just off the hotel’s lobby, the award‐winning Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar offers a seasonally focused menu featuring locally sourced ingredients by executive chef James Walt.
While maintaining its classic alpine-village design, the property was updated in 2016/17, providing modern amenities and comforts. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Suites with mountain views come with full kitchens, complimentary high‐speed Wi‐Fi and Telus Optik 4K High-Definition TV. The hotel also offers paid underground parking, as well as on‐site luggage, equipment and bike storage.
“Coast Hotels is well known for its exacting standards and has earned a well‐deserved reputation for providing an exceptional guest experience,” says Rita Bellano, president Blackcomb Lodge Ltd. “We’re delighted to work with Coast Hotels’ management team and its ambassadors to strengthen Blackcomb Lodge’s presence in the Whistler market and are looking forward to a mutually rewarding working relationship.”
The Blackcomb Lodge will retain its name and independent branding. It joins the Campus Tower Suite Hotel in Edmonton and the Tekarra Lodge in Jasper as independent hotels under Coast Hotels’ management.