City announces Sutton Place Hotel at Kelowna airport

Hotel coming to airport

Construction could start next year on a new hotel at Kelowna’s airport.

The City of Kelowna announced Thursday the Sutton Place Hotel, operated by Northland Properties Corporation, will be located directly adjacent to YLW’s terminal building.

“This new commercial development at YLW will be an economic driver for the entire community by creating jobs and promoting tourism throughout the Okanagan,” says Mayor Colin Basran.

“This is the first of many new developments for YLW, I am excited to continue to see the airport grow to meet the needs of our growing region.”

The city announced last year it was expediting plans for a hotel at the airport, bringing forward the project that was initially envisioned for 2027 or 2028.

Design and development approval work will start this year with construction planned for as early as Q4 2023. The hotel is anticipated to open in 2026 and will be the Sutton Place brand’s fourth property in Canada and Northland Properties' fourth hotel in the Okanagan Valley.

“The Sutton Place Hotels are known for delivering exceptional guest experience,” says Sam Samaddar, Kelowna airport director. “Their reputation will allow The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna at YLW to promote the Okanagan as a premiere destination.”

The hotel will also include a business centre, on-site dining, personal concierge services, bell-hop services, and meeting spaces for corporate and social events.

"We are excited about our new partnership with the team at the Kelowna International Airport, and we are confident this distinct destination and our elevated guest experience will appeal to visitors and locals alike," says Tom Gaglardi, CEO of Northland Properties."

"The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna is a great addition to our family-owned portfolio of hotels, restaurants, resorts and sports assets."

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