Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hotels at Polo Park
Ellice site, home of the Fairfield Inn, future site of Hilton too?
Homewood Suites by Hilton plans to build on the same property that a Fairfield Inn by Marriot has gone up. If the location catches some by surprise, it shouldn't. Polo Park hotel construction has exploded and with the mall near 100% full, it is attracting shoppers from far beyond Winnipeg.
The Fairfield Inn itself has 126 rooms. No word on how many rooms this hotel will add. However, in the last little bit, nearly 750 hotel rooms have been added to the city.
The attraction of exclusive shopping, the Jets and expanded conventions and sports tournaments all seem to be driving the growth. That, and the fact that a lot of hotels in the city have simply closed such as the Charleswood or are unsuitable for families or business travellers because of a lack of amenities or a host of other issues.