According to the builders, a new 70 room hotel coming just south of Winnipeg will offer a great staycation and waterpark for the whole family.
"The construction of a hotel is a much-needed amenity for our community and will provide a service to our residents as well as those who will visit. It will play a large role in being a destination driver for Niverville as well as providing jobs to our town," says the Mayor of Niverville, Myron Dyck.
Trevor Rempel is the Vice President of sales and marketing, as well as an owner/partner of Steel Creek Developers. It is a family-owned and operated business with half the family in Saskatoon and half in Southern Manitoba.
"Most hotel brands don't really do hotel properties less than 50 or 60 rooms. So we decided to create our own rural hotel brand called Blue Cresent Hotels," says Rempel.
The first one went up last year in Rivers, Man., the second in Grenfeld, Sask., and the third in Carmen, Man. Niverville is Blue Cresent's fourth hotel.
"We've had our eye on Niverville for a while. We grew up in Elm Creek so we have a lot of familiarity with the community. We couldn't believe there wasn't even an old motel in town from ages ago. With the growth rate of Niverville as well as the brand new multiplex that they're building, it's a perfect time to introduce a hotel."
The town has event centers but no place for guests to stay at this time. Niverville is expecting to host the 2022 Manitoba Winter Games, if restrictions allow, from February 26–March 5, 2022.
The Manitoba Winter Games typically brings together more than 3,000 people from across the province, including athletes, officials, staff, coaches, and volunteers. Getting the hotel up in that time would benefit spectators of the games.
"Our intent is to get shovels in the ground this summer. Getting open prior to the Winter Games is a very aggressive timeline, we're not promising we'll do it but obviously, it's a great objective for us," he says.
Another feature the hotel will offer other than nighttime accommodations is a waterpark.
"We're enhancing our waterpark so we can bring people to the community and keep those staycation people. Our water facility will be better than any other hotels in Winnipeg and we're hoping we can interrupt the flow of traffic of people going down to Grand Forks for those weekends," says Rempel.
The pool will be a reasonable size and the builders are hoping to offer a splash area for little kids alongside two big waterslides.