Lux­u­ri­ous va­ca­tions at the Mal­colm Ho­tel

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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.

CONTRIBUTED

The ho­tel’s back­drop fea­tures the Rocky Moun­tains.

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