Revelstoke could soon be home to another large chain-brand hotel. Can-West Hotels Ltd. owners Paul Deutsch, Jora Dhami, and Manjit Dahmi have submitted an application proposal for a six-storey, 87-room Fairfield Marriott Hotel to be built on the Trans-Canada Highway near the existing Ramada Hotel. Can-West operates the existing, recently-built Ramada.
The City of Revelstoke’s advisory planning commission is scheduled to consider the application proposal at its Tuesday, May 1 meeting. The proposed hotel would be built near the Ramada Hotel on the Trans-Canada Highway on a 1.5 acre southern portion of the lot.
A report from City of Revelstoke planner Daniel Sturgeon said that in addition to the guest rooms the proposed hotel will include a buffet-style dining room, fitness area, lounge and lobby, outdoor hot tub and an outdoor patio. The proposed facilities would be open for use by both guests and the general public.
The Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is tasked with providing comment on the form, character and siting of the proposal. The APC is often the first public step that large development proposals take as they move through the city’s development process.
A staff report notes that the application is subject to the Revelstoke highway Scenic Corridor Development Permit Area policies of the city’s Official Community Plan.
Additionally, the commission will consider the functionality of the proposed hotel site and will then make recommendations to Revelstoke city council regarding support or modification of the application proposal. A rezoning permit is not required as the existing zoning permits the proposed uses.
Unlike other proposed developments parking is not an issue as Sturgeon notes in his report that extensive parking facilities are included in the site plan.
The applicants are still required to submit additional information including lighting specifications, detailed materials list, and plans for landscaping and planning work on the south portion of the site. The proposal is subject to review by the engineering department, Revelstoke Fire Department and the Revelstoke RCMP.