Upscale hotel for the pass

A longtime southern Alberta builder has announced a new project – an upscale hotel.

Medican Construction of Medicine Hat says it’s planning an “internationally branded” hotel in Crowsnest Pass. Work on the 50- to 75-room facility should start later this year, an official says.

It’s a new direction for Medican, developer of hundreds of condominium units in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and other cities over recent years.

Bill Cooper, vice-president of sales and marketing for Medican, says the Crowsnest Pass is long overdue for greater choice in accommodation and dining.

“It’s fortunate the opportunity is still there for us,” he says.

Details will be outlined at an “open house” session on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Blairmore.

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