Luxurious vacations at the Malcolm Hotel
It’s hard to imagine that Canmore’s latest luxury hotel sits on land where developer Frank Kernick helped his grandfather milk cows not that long ago, but like his grandfather, Kernick has an entrepreneurial spirit that has become a welcome addition to the former mining town west of Calgary.
The Malcolm Hotel officially opened recently with great fanfare and more than 500 people celebrating — and no wonder. The $43-million, 124-room luxury hotel is the latest addition to the beautiful Spring Creek neighbourhood that Kernick envisioned more than a dozen years ago.
“We have created a ‘village’ in the heart of Canmore,” says Kernick. “Our team envisioned a place close to downtown where we could create some density, but in a way that worked to enhance this beautiful setting — and it made sense to have a hotel up front.”
Just steps from Canada’s first National Park, Canmore attracts visitors year-round with its ample outdoor activities at the doorstep and the majestic Rocky Mountain backdrop.
The Malcolm Hotel is the first traditional hotel built in Canmore in the last 20 years - and it stays close to its roots with its contemporary mountain feel.
Amenities include outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool, a fitness centre and mountain views from the second floor open-air mezzanine.
It features venues for conferences, weddings and other events, and includes a restaurant, bar and outdoor patio.
“The hotel will bring the character of Spring Creek inside because it is a big part of this community,” Kernick says.
Two more boutique-styled hotels are planned for the area.
For information, check hotelmalcolm.ca.
The hotel’s backdrop features the Rocky Mountains.