CALGARY — Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts (CRMR) has added a fourth hotel to its collection with the recent acquisition of the Relais & Cheateaux Post Hotel & Spa from the Schwarz brothers.
“We’re extremely excited to carry on the incredible legacy of the Schwarz brothers and welcome The Post Hotel & Spa in our family of companies,” says Larkin O’Connor, president of CRMR. “Building upon the foundations that have been creased by André and George, we look forward to continuing the traditions of the Post Hotel & Spa and honouring its renowned Schwarz hospitality.”
“This was an incredibly difficult decision for us,” says André Schwarz, co-owner of The Post Hotel & Spa. “We’re happy that CRMR, who’s also a family-owned company, will be the new owners. They share with us a commitment to rocky-mountain culture, excellent service and family values.”
“We view this sale and transition more as a passing of the torch, from a pair of brothers (André and me) to another pair of brothers (Ryan and Larkin), who are committed to carrying on the traditions of The Post Hotel & Spa that have led to creating great friends and lasting memories with all our guests and staff,” says George Schwarz, co-owner of The Post Hotel & Spa. “We wish them every success with the Post Hotel & Spa and know our guests and staff will be treated as part of their family.”
The CRMR team will be retaining the current management team, Michael and Carol Schwarz, as well as all the staff to ensure a smooth transition. CRMR also owns Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, Alta., Deer Lodge in Lake Louise, Alta. and Emerald Lake Lodge on Emerald Lake, as well as Urban Butcher and The Lake House in Calgary.