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Courtyard by Marriott hotel coming to Kelowna

Council approved a proposal to build a multi-phase Courtyard Marriott hotel at Monday's council meeting.
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KELOWNA - After rejecting the previous proposal, council unanimously approved a six storey Marriott hotel, at Monday afternoon’s council meeting.

The hotel will be on the corner of Highway 33 and Highway 97.

Plans for the proposed multi-phase project show three buildings on the property. Only one building’s proposal was brought forward to council today.

The building approved to move forward is a 120-unit, Marriott Courtyard hotel.

“This is a very busy corner and only going to get busier,” Coun. Mohini Singh said. “They’ll have to focus on keeping traffic flowing.”

The proposal to build the second phase of the hotel will come before council in the next coming months. It will connect with the approved building, creating an ‘L’ shaped complex. The second phase will be slightly smaller, having 80-90 units, with a single storey conference center attached. 

The final phase of the project would be a multi family building on the north of the property. All phases would be six storeys.

The previously proposed plan was rejected by council in June 2016 because the parking lot was situated close to the highway, creating an unappealing exterior to the building.

The new plan moved the hotel buildlings slightly closer to the highways, and split up the parking space. Additional landscaping was also added.

“I think the new plan is more attractive and will be an iconic corner the day the building goes up,” said Coun. Luke Stack.

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