Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced plans to introduce its rapidly expanding Four Points brand to Kelowna, British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will open in Spring of 2013, just minutes from baggage claim. Owned by Argus Properties Ltd. and managed by Pacrim Hospitality Services, the newly constructed hotel will be the first Four Points hotel in Kelowna and the brand’s fifth in British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will feature 120 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, market-leading meeting facilities of 4,500 square feet, indoor pool, 24 hour fitness and all the other amenities that have made Four Points a favorite with travelers worldwide.
Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport is located at the entrance to Kelowna International Airport, Canada’s 10th busiest, which has been recently approved for a $50M expansion to accommodate large numbers of international travelers. This location is also home to the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus), with a current enrollment of 8,000 students, including international students from 78 countries. Kelowna sits on the shores of Okanagan Lake, a 98 mile waterway offering unlimited water sports, and at the centre of a thriving Okanagan Valley economy. For wine enthusiasts, Kelowna is a must-visit to experience the many international award winning wines found among the 50 wineries in the area. This city is also Canada’s newest golf destination with more than 20 courses enjoying the driest, longest and sunniest golf season in Canada. Winter skiing nearby offers World Class Ski Resorts, which are rated among the top five family resorts in the world.
“We look forward to offering travelers a fresh new option in the scenic city of Kelowna,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “At Four Points, guests travel the way they like, with genuine service, classic style and great rates.”
“With one of the strongest pipelines in the Starwood portfolio, Four Points is an increasingly attractive choice for owners and developers in fast-growing markets across North America,” said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North American Development for Starwood. “Four Points offers a compelling blend of comfort, style and affordability, plus it is backed by the power of Starwood, including the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program.”
“We expect Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport to be a hit among both business and leisure travelers, who appreciate the brand’s great service, comfort and style,” said Ted Callahan, President & CEO of Argus Properties.
Four Points opened its 150th hotel in 2010, solidifying its place as Starwood’s third largest brand with the second-biggest global pipeline. Always an honest value, Four Points has great amenities like free bottled water, free Wi-Fi in public spaces, and free internet access in all guestrooms. A delicious breakfast with great coffee and refreshing, local beer with Best BrewsSM help guests to start and end the day right. Four Points gives travelers everything they need to be comfortable and productive on the road.