ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities and Horizon North Logistics Inc. broke ground on a fully modular Fairfield by Marriott in Kitimat, B.C. this week.
The 120-room hotel is the second phase of an entirely modular-built, mixed-use community development by owners, Horizon North. Hotel Equities has been selected as the managing partner to operate the new hotel. The anticipated opening date is Q1 2020.
The approximately 55,000-sq.-ft. hotel will feature flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a lounge with food service and spacious guestrooms and suites with separate spaces for work and rest.
“We’re pleased to expand our management portfolio into the coastal community of Kitimat with our new partners, Horizon North,” says Joe Reardon,Chief Development Officer for Hotel Equities. “Our engagement at inception will deliver a strong ROI to the owners, aiding them in all aspects of development, pre-opening and post-open operations.”
“Owners and developers choose modular construction for its advantages in productivity and efficiency, without compromising quality,” says Rod Graham, president and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon North. “The speed of modular construction offers opportunity for owners to open the doors faster and begin generating a return on investment — a critical consideration in development. In addition, our hotels are structurally robust, with inherently quieter rooms as a result of the modular-construction process, creating a better customer experience for the developer and the guests.”