Hotel Equities opens Courtyard in Nanaimo, BC

Hotel Equities has opened the Courtyard by Marriott Nanaimo, a 172-room hotel in downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Hotel Equities partnered with PEG Companies and Petroglyph Development Group to manage the new hotel.

“The Vancouver Island market has been a focus of ours for quite some time and we look forward to having representation in this highly desirable destination,” said Ryan McRae, VP, business development, Hotel Equities. “We expect to continue our growth here and look forward to serving the community and the many visitors who travel here.”

The new hotel offers amenities such as a street-level café, a pool and a fitness center. Vancouver-based sustainable construction firm Nexii has generated efficiencies in the buildout by utilizing its innovative construction methodology, according to Hotel Equities. As part of PEG’s design plan, the new Courtyard pays homage to Nanaimo’s cultural heritage through Snuneymuxw-inspired decor and serves as a symbol of the cultural heritage of the Snuneymuxw people.

The nine-story hotel is located adjacent to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, and between Casino Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Museum.

City officials have maintained that the hotel is crucial for the downtown revitalization and success of the neighboring conference center. The Marriott is expected to spur economic growth as the first major hotel brand in the area.

“Hotel Equities has a strong footprint in Canada that benefits from HE’s strategic approach to talent and technology platforms which provide operational efficiencies across all of our properties,“ said Martin Stitt, SVP, operations, Hotel Equities. “We look forward to utilizing these systems to provide sound support for property operations benefiting our associates, guests and ownership.”