CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with the Spirit Ridge Owners Association. In December, Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio.
Situated 175 miles east of Vancouver, in Osoyoos, B.C., the luxury Spirit Ridge resort will be the first Canadian property affiliated with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio and sixth globally for the brand, which spans North America, Latin America and Europe.
Although just 10 years old, Spirit Ridge sits on land that has been the home of the Osoyoos Indian Band for thousands of years. Rich in culture and historical relevance, the iconic resort’s design embraces the Okanagan First Nations people and celebrates their deep spiritual connection to natural surroundings; all of which deliver on the brand’s promise of creating story-worthy and shareable experiences for the modern traveller. Nestled on the slopes of the South Okanagan Valley, the adobe-style resort features suites and villas ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. All suites and villas feature fully equipped kitchens, outdoor private terraces and views of the surrounding vineyards, desert mountains and Osoyoos Lake.
The resort provides a full range of services and amenities, including a 7,000-sq.-ft. conference centre, 226 suites and villas, private beach access to the nearby Lake Osoyoos, three food-and-beverage offerings, several pools, hot tubs and private cabanas. Additionally, guests have on-property access to the Nk’Mip Cellars Vineyard, Sonora Dunes Golf Course and Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Center.
This winter, Spirit Ridge will undergo an extensive $5.2-million renovation and will remain open while upgrades take place. Guest suites, public areas, swimming pools, meeting rooms, restaurants and fitness centres will be refreshed, with the first phase of renovations expected to be completed by spring 2018.