SAINT JOHN, N.B. — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has signed a new Crowne Plaza property in New Brunswick, the Crowne Plaza Saint John Harbour View, which will join Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook and Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown.
The Crowne Plaza Saint John Harbour View, owned by Devansh Group of Hotels, is set to open in late 2023 after a $7.5 million investment dedicated to renovations throughout the property. Featuring 135 guestrooms, the hotel will offer guest amenities, including an on-site restaurant, pool, arcade and meeting facilities overlooking the harbour. Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Saint John, guests will have easy access to local businesses, restaurants and amenities, with nearby leisure attractions including The New Brunswick Museum, Rockwood Park and Tin Can Beach.
In July, New Brunswick’s tourism surged with a 46-per-cent increase in Canadian visits. The province also saw an increase of 41 per cent for American travellers visiting in July over the previous year. As New Brunswick continues to show strong signs of tourism growth, a new Crowne Plaza will provide visitors with increased access to premier accommodations in the area.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Crowne Plaza brand and IHG Hotels & Resorts on this project. We selected IHG and the Crowne Plaza brand given their extensive IHG One Rewards loyalty program and global market presence,” says Dev Patel, founder & CEO at Devansh Group of Hotels. “The premium brand is renowned worldwide and we’re confident we can deliver exceptional experiences for guests coming to explore Saint John.”
“This signing marks the beginning of a new era for the Crowne Plaza brand in Canada; to have introduced another hotel to this growing market is an exciting milestone, and we are so proud to be expanding Crowne Plaza to welcome a sixth Canadian property to the family,” says Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president of Operations and head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Renovations represent a growing proportion of IHG’s portfolio of hotels and resorts, and we are excited to partner with Devansh Group of Hotels to bring another premier IHG property to the east coast.”