Cascades Casino Delta just got a little comfier.
The proposed entertainment complex located in Delta, B.C., has found itself a hotel operator.
Meridian Development and P.R. Hotels Ltd. are partnering up for the job to create a new Delta by Marriot Hotel on location.
“The Delta brand offers an attractive, flexible and well-established premium brand to our Canadian hotel development community and a seamless travel experience for our guests,” said Paul Loehr, regional vice-president of development for Marriott International. The companies announced the deal on Sept. 13.
“This project will serve as an integral component of the Gateway Cascades Casino entertainment complex.”
New hotel to feature “bespoke” luxury
With $70 million poured into Cascades Casino, expect no expense spared for its hotel.
According to Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. – operators of the project – the hotel is to be five storeys above parking and have a maximum of 124 rooms.
The build also includes 800 new parking spaces.
Other amenities include a “luxurious” day spa, resort-style outdoor pool, hot tub and state-of-the-art fitness centre. Guests can also look forward to “sophisticated bespoke design” and electric vehicle-friendly parking spaces.
“We are very excited to be a part of this development and to work with both Gateway [Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.] and Marriott to bring this Delta hotel to the city,” said Jeff Krivoshen of P.R. Hotels, via a press release.
Overall, the casino offers 40,000 square feet.
That footage includes 500 slots, 24 game tables, six electronic table games, and three restaurants.
A boost for the local economy
Cascades is at the corner of Highway 99 and Highway 17A south of the Massey Tunnel in Delta. However, proponents expect the financial impact to span city-wide.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation estimates the new casino will bring in roughly CA$2.5 – $3 million per year to the City of Delta.
In total, the project will create 700-plus new jobs.
Of those, over half (464) will belong to the casino and hotel.
More than 220 positions will go to the food and beverage sector and 19 to administration.
Ten positions cover janitorial services.
“This collaboration is expected to have a significant positive impact on the city of Delta and is sure to draw tourism, conferences and conventions from across British Columbia, Canada and the United States,” said Karl Miller of Meridian.
Altogether, Gateway operates over 20 gaming facilities across British Columbia and Alberta.