Hotel Equities, Horizon North break ground on Canadian Fairfield

The Fairfield by Marriott will include 120 guestrooms, flexible meeting space, a fitness center and a lounge with food service. Photo credit: S2 Architecture

Hotel Equities and Horizon North Logistics have broken ground on a fully modular Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Kitimat, British Columbia. Hotel Equities will manage the property, slated to open in Q1 2020.

The 120-room hotel marks the second phase of an entirely modular-built, mixed-use community development from Horizon North. “The speed of modular construction offers opportunity for owners to open the doors faster and begin generating a return on investment, a critical consideration in development,” said Rod Graham, president/CEO of Horizon North.

The approximately 55,000-square-foot hotel will include flexible meeting space, a fitness center and a lounge with food service.

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Joe Reardon, chief development officer for Hotel Equities, highlighted the advantages of working with Horizon North at this stage in the process. “Our engagement at inception will deliver a strong ROI to the owners, aiding them in all aspects of development, pre-opening and post-open operations,” he said.

A Calgary, Alberta-based corporation, Horizon North specializes in industrial services and modular construction. Within hospitality, its work includes hotels in Revelstoke and Oliver, British Columbia, a hostel nearing completion in Jasper, Alberta, and a hotel currently under construction in Prince George, British Columbia.

Hotel Equities is an Atlanta-based, full-scale hotel ownership, management and development firm. It operates more than 120 hotels across North America.

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