Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Leon Fayer, Ruxit Blog, Carmen Gonzalez, Kevin Jackson, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Sun Peaks Resort and its Signature Hotel Announce Next Exciting Phase of Growth

Delta Sun Peaks Resort becomes "Sun Peaks Grand" in May

SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- Sun Peaks Resort, already one of the largest mountain resorts in Canada, is about to become the second largest ski area in the country - and its signature hotel is taking on a whole new identity as part of that next phase of growth.

The Delta Sun Peaks Resort will become "Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre" as of May 1st, a name chosen to reflect the hotel's superb guest facilities, amenities and services and its landmark position within the resort village.

The existing ownership, management personnel and employees of the luxury hotel remain in place, and are committed to continuous improvements including a refurbishment program that has already begun at the 12 year old hotel.

In addition to the hotel name change, and a move to locally-based management, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation is announcing the next steps in the resort's development master plan, which includes additional trails for both winter and summer outdoor adventures. Work starts this spring on new trails in the West Morrisey and Gil's area. Skiable terrain will grow to 4,200 acres for the 2014/2015 winter season. This larger trail network will tie Sun Peaks Resort with Lake Louise in terms of area, making Sun Peaks one of the three largest mountain resorts in Canada.

To date, Delta Hotels and Resorts has been responsible for operating both the hotel, and more recently the adjacent Delta Residences at Sun Peaks, under a management agreement with the hotel's developer and owner SP Hotel Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation.

With the current management contract set to end on April 30th, both Sun Peaks Resort and Delta Hotels and Resorts have agreed to wind up their joint agreement.

With Sun Peaks Grand to be managed by a locally-based company as of May 1st, there is also the opportunity to seamlessly integrate future hotel plans with Sun Peaks Resort's next phase of development, as outlined in its approved master plan.

In support of the resort's next phase of development, Sun Peaks Grand will work closely with Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality to promote the popularity and ongoing growth of the resort as a whole.

Management and staff at the hotel were informed today of the change.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to manage and operate the resort's signature hotel locally and better integrate it into our ongoing development and resort operations," explained Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager of Sun Peaks Resort.

"There is no change in ownership and we're delighted that the same team of people who've made the hotel what it is today will remain with us. Their experience and expertise will be invaluable in taking the hotel forward as a key component of the overall development plans for Sun Peaks Resort."

"Our efforts to tell the world about us are clearly paying off, and knowing we have continuity at our signature hotel is important," says Christopher Nicolson, President of Tourism Sun Peaks. "All of the people who work and live here will be pleased with the commitment from Sun Peaks Grand to not only stay the course, but improve the hotel and commit to making Sun Peaks the premiere mountain destination experience in Canada. This commitment benefits everyone in our village."

From small beginnings 50 years ago, Sun Peaks Resort has grown significantly, especially in the past two decades after being purchased by Nippon Cable in 1992. Today, Sun Peaks is recognized by Conde Nast, Snowboard Canada Magazine and Canadian Living as the second best mountain resort in the country.

"Our growing international reputation as one of Canada's best mountain resorts, as well as the ongoing development of our residential community, makes our resort municipality a great place to visit, work and invest in," added Al Raine, Mayor of Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality. "We're really pleased to see the ongoing commitment of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation that will see Sun Peaks Grand continue as our community's premier property."

"Sun Peaks has emerged as one of Canada's must-ski resorts, and knowing that we're building on our considerable success with local management and ownership of the Grand, as well as new runs, is an important signal to everyone, both here at Sun Peaks and in key visitor markets, that we're adding even more value to our resort guests' experience," said Nancy Greene, Director of Skiing at Sun Peaks.

For more information, please visit us online: Delta Sun Peaks Resort and Sun Peaks Resort.

Graphics and other media materials available at www.sunpeaksresort.com/announcement

About Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort is interior British Columbia's largest four season destination resort, located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks offers spectacular alpine and Nordic skiing amidst three unique mountains which surround an intimate ski-through village.The community is both vibrant and welcoming. In warmer months, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf, a legendary bike park, scenic alpine hiking as well as numerous sporting events and music festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and remains the sole resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort's environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 1/4 hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabili...
WHOA.com has announced the newest addition to its data center footprint with the expansion into Equinix's newest state-of-the-art facility: DC-11 Washington, DC IBX+. Located in Ashburn, VA, this data center expands Whoa.com's presence to meet rapidly expanding customer demand for secure cloud solutions. Equinix, Inc. operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Equinix is committed to operating faciliti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the DevOps Institute has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The DevOps Institute provides enterprise level training and certification. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for DevOps education and training.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborat...
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model. The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
Temasys has announced senior management additions to its team. Joining are David Holloway as Vice President of Commercial and Nadine Yap as Vice President of Product. Over the past 12 months Temasys has doubled in size as it adds new customers and expands the development of its Skylink platform. Skylink leads the charge to move WebRTC, traditionally seen as a desktop, browser based technology, to become a ubiquitous web communications technology on web and mobile, as well as Internet of Things...
Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time-to-market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available that allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same advantages for developers in their own organization. In his workshop session at DevOps Summit, Troy Topnik, ActiveState’s Technical Product Manager, will show how on-prem or cloud-hosted Private PaaS can enable organ...
DevOps tasked with driving success in the cloud need a solution to efficiently leverage multiple clouds while avoiding cloud lock-in. Flexiant today announces the commercial availability of Flexiant Concerto. With Flexiant Concerto, DevOps have cloud freedom to automate the build, deployment and operations of applications consistently across multiple clouds. Concerto is available through four disruptive pricing models aimed to deliver multi-cloud at a price point everyone can afford.
Today, IT is not just a cost center. IT is an enabler and driver of business. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud paradigm, IT now has increasingly more capabilities to create new strategic opportunities for a business. Hybrid cloud allows an organization to utilize multi-tenant public clouds, dedicated private clouds, bare metal hosting, and the associated support and services for the right use cases through an on-demand, XaaS model. This model of IT creates tremendous opportunities for busi...
Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. In his session at DevOps Summit at 16th Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed...
Business as usual for IT is evolving into a “Make or Buy” decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Maravei, Regional Sales Manager, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services at Cisco, discusses how Cisco and its partners offer a market-leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud busi...
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting we...