Delta to partner in new highrise.
New hotel unveiled for Edmonton arena district
Edmonton, AB, Canada / iNews880
October 06, 2014 01:13 pm
Long rumoured, the Edmonton Arena District Joint Venture has now confirmed a new hotel downtown. Twenty-six storeys with 362 guest rooms, with condos on top to take the project to more than 50 storeys. It will be run by Delta Hotels.
“I know it will be the best property in Edmonton,” says Delta CEO Ken Greene. “I think Edmonton is looking for a product of this nature. This will be far superior to anything that’s in the marketplace. The design is fabulous, it will be new construction, and of course new construction always is a big benefit to a hotel.”
One of the selling features of this new hotel is that you won’t even have to put on a coat to walk from your room to the rink.
“The building will be pedway-connected into the city office building, it will be pedway-connected into the Stantec office building, and it will be pedway-connected into the winter garden, which will allow people direct access into the arena itself, right from the Delta,” says Darren Durstling, the CEO of WAM Developments.
It’s the first new major hotel in 30 years for downtown Edmonton, and Delta thinks it’s about time.
“Edmonton is one of those marketplaces that is tremendously booming so the demographics (are) obviously there,” adds Greene. “We drive more reservations into this market than anywhere else through our reservation system, so that certainly is an indicator that we want to have more presence.”
Construction will start in 2015 for an opening in 2018. (sj, bd)