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Sleepless in Saanich - or Dude, where's my hotel?


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#21 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:07 PM

I dunno, if we need new hotels, does that mean that Air bnb is having no impact?  I wonder why he says "limited service" hotels.  


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#22 lanforod

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:30 PM

How many of those are in the past 5 yrs? it does seem we are in a bit of a hiatus when in comes to new hotels. Nothing on the horizon either other than Roundhouse - who knows when that comes?



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:35 PM

Don't we need a hotel in Esquimalt?  What we got there?


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#24 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

Don't we need a hotel in Esquimalt?  What we got there?

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#25 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:51 PM

Don't we need a hotel in Esquimalt?  What we got there?

 

I guess the Comfort Inn at Admirals and Craigflower is in Esquimalt.


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#26 RFS

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:25 PM



How in the world can you even begin to suggest we've had a "dry spell?" I'd say we've had a pretty darned good run well within the last 15 years.


It hasn't exactly been a dry spell, but there hasn't really been the construction of a large urban hotel like you would see in burnaby or richmond. I could see how something like this could be on the way for saanich, in particular uptown.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:27 PM

It hasn't exactly been a dry spell, but there hasn't really been the construction of a large urban hotel like you would see in burnaby or richmond. I could see how something like this could be on the way for saanich, in particular uptown.

 

I've always thought McKenzie/Shelbourne would make sense.


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#28 RFS

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:29 PM

Something like this

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:39 PM

OK, I'm thinking today that Saanich could use a hotel or two out towards University Heights, don't ya think? Or how about one where McMorran's is/was? Or one on the top of Mt. Tolmie. :eek: That reminds me I wonder what happened to Asfar's Moutaintop B&B or whatever he called up top there.

Isn't there enough people visiting the University to make one near there worthwhile?

How about building one up on top of the upper parking lot of McKenzie Mall, covering 2/3 of that area, and most with rooms facing Garnet, right here?

 

^Ya, that could be Tuscany Village.

 

Amyway, this was my idea.


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#30 RFS

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:46 PM

Maybe back in 2010 that location made the most sense, but today I think uptown is a more likely location.
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#31 Mike K.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:49 PM

The new hotels in Colwood, Sooke and Sidney are that scale.

I think we've done pretty good. And we're not even a business travel market and that's what attracts hotel investment.

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#32 jonny

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:58 AM

^ The Hotel Rialto was also significantly upgraded from an East Van slum to a nice hotel.



#33 Mike K.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:05 AM

Right.

And there were quite a lot of upgrades undertaken to Asfar's properties since he split. Hotel Zed was started up, too, and Executive House was renovated into a DoubleTree. Victoria Plaza shut down, but I don't think many tourists clamored for that place.

That "dry spell" statement is sounding pretty bizarre.

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#34 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:38 AM

does saanich really only have 5 hotels?

 

hojo

red lion

seaview suites (mt. doug - extended stay)

cherry tree

accent inn

 

and two of those aren't even really in the saanichiest areas red lion and accent.

 

uvic should sell their velox property off for a hotel development.  or where the canadian tire was.  what's happening with that property?  i guess the auto garage is still going.  with the garage gone and some creative landscaping that area would be ok for a hotel.


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