Bellstar Hotels & Resorts takes over management of the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore

CALGARY, ALBERTA, October 1, 2014 – Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that the company will be taking over management of the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Alberta effective October 1, 2014.

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts will be bringing over a decade of travel and hospitality experience to the property. As Western Canada’s leading developer and operator of hotels and boutique resorts, Bellstar will add the Grande Rockies Resort to its roster of properties that include Solara Resort & Spa, also in Canmore, the Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa in Osoyoos, B.C., The Beach Club in Parksville, B.C., Kokanee Springs Resort in Crawford Bay, B.C., and the Aspens at Kicking Horse, Glacier Mountain Lodge and Palliser Lodge near Golden, B.C..

“The Bellstar mandate is to grow by offering additional resorts that offer exceptional experiences to our guests. We work hard to seek out and partner with those unique properties that fit our brand,” notes Patti Smith, Chief Financial Officer for Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. “Bellstar has operated in Canmore for many years, and we see long term growth for this destination. The addition of the Grande Rockies Resort to our complement of hotels is a perfect fit. We are excited to build upon the existing foundation of the resort with the award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence that Bellstar is known for.”

Located at the gateway to Banff National Park and the majestic Canadian Rockies, the 150-room hotel boutique Grande Rockies Resort features one and two bedroom luxury suites complete with fully equipped kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms and designer décor and amenities. Warmly appointed with a comfortable, yet urban flare, each guestroom includes plasma televisions, gas fireplaces and down duvets with Italian-Frette sheets.

Ideal for corporate groups, couples and young families alike, the resort’s host of amenities includes a spacious indoor pool that incorporates a children’s activity centre, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, as well as elegant conference and banquet facilities. The Grand Rockies Resort’s Habitat Restaurant & Bar overseen by Executive Chef Tim Matsell, is critically acclaimed for its service and menu that offers gourmet fare in a lively, relaxed atmosphere.
For more information about the Grande Rockies Resort, call 1-877-223-3398 or visit

About Bellstar Hotels & Resorts:

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, BC and Vancouver Island. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners.


Media contact:

Sonya Hwang, Ki Communications

Ph: 604.932.0308