LACHUTE, Que. — The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Lachute hotel project, developed by Activar Hôtels has received a re-payable contribution of $1 million from the Canada Economic Development Regions (CED) to help overcome economic impacts of the pandemic, granted through the Tourism Relief Fund. The contribution relates to the costs involved in building a hotel.

In place of the former Hôtel La Lorraine, the new 72-room hotel under the Microtel Inn & Suites banner will be located at Bethany Square. A number of other new businesses, including a coffee shop and a restaurant, are also expected to take shape.

“Developing a micro-destination in Argenteuil couldn’t be more exciting. It was one the priorities of the region, which suffered from a lack of accommodation,” says Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. “This project represents a key lever for attracting business and recreational travel, improving our regional performance in terms of attracting and retaining tourists.”

“Our government continues to be there for the tourism sector in Quebec. Thanks to the support, this hotel project in Lachute will enable the region to position itself as a destination of choice for the coming years,” says the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED. “Our support is an important step in the recovery effort in that it will help attract tourists from Canada and around the world so that everyone can discover the best tourism experiences our country has to offer.”

“The decision to invest in Lachute is an easy one to make: it’s a market that we know well. We are really happy with the confidence our financial partners have in our ability to deliver,” says Mathieu Mault, CEO, Activar Hôtels. “Tools such as the re-payable contribution granted by CED are essential to the success of projects like ours, especially in a business context that continues to evolve.”  


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