CALGARY—MasterBUILT Hotels, a joint venture between Superior Lodging Corp. and Jayman MasterBUILT, announced the opening of Microtel’s first Canadian prototype hotel in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
The newly built hotel is the city’s first hotel to offer guests an indoor pool and waterslide and features complimentary amenities including hot continental breakfast, coffee, high-speed wireless Internet, weekday newspaper delivery, indoor water park with hot tub, fitness center, parking, and a business center. Guests also have access to valet cleaning service, a copy, fax, printing service, and a locker room for oilfield workers to store their gear.
“It gives us great pleasure to be able to open our very first Microtel by Wyndham in Estevan and provide the community with modern, high quality accommodation that meets the demands of today’s business and leisure traveler” said, Eric Watson, VP of development, in an announcement. “With a booming economy and strong demand for quality lodging in the region, Estevan was a natural choice to launch our Microtel by Wyndham concept in Canada.”
The opening of the hotel has created 20 permanent jobs with most of the positions being filled by local Estevan residents. The Microtel in Estevan is the first hotel of an extensive development plan by MasterBUILT Hotels that calls for the opening of 75 Microtel by Wyndham hotels in Canada over the next twenty-five years. The next Microtel is slated to open in Timmins, ON later this year with construction scheduled to commence on hotels in Weyburn, SK, Lloydminster, SK, Fort McMurray, AB, Red Deer, AB, Blackfalds, AB over the next 6 months. There are currently two other Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham open in Canada in Woodstock and Parry Sound, ON, both of which represent the brand’s older design concept.
“In addition to the hotels already in the development permitting stages, we currently have equity funds committed and sites identified in more than ten additional markets which we intend to execute on over the next 36 months. Our Microtel concept has been designed and will be purpose-built for the Canadian lodging landscape and we ultimately believe that it will quickly become one of the country’s most recognizable and beloved brands by guests and hotel owners alike” said Watson.