The ceremonial sod turning took place on Monday for the Coast Hotels property that will be built in Oliver.
The Coast Oliver hotel will feature 80 bedrooms, an indoor pool, breakfast room and future restaurant, and will offer guests Coast Hotels brand standards like triple sheeting and complimentary high-speed in-room wifi.
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The hotel is expected to be open in June 2018. The quick-to-market timeline is possible through modular construction in downtown Oliver on the Centennial RV Park site. Hotelier Ron Mundi is also working on a 95-suite hotel on Eckhardt Avenue in Penticton.
“This investment will support revitalization of the downtown and have economic spinoff benefits for the broader community” said Mayor Ron Hovanes. “Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. and Coast Hotels truly celebrate local destinations, so we are looking forward to seeing the property embrace the character and authenticity of our community” said Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes in a previous press release.