To the Residents of Rossland,
For the past several months we have been investing in the hotel at Red Mountain’s design development and project team. We have assembled a world-class group of architects, consultants and operators. Our intention is for this hotel to reflect the character of Rossland; small in stature but large in character, with an eye to the outdoors and a no-pretense attitude. Great people, great spaces, great food, great views. Warm and comfortable. A place that enhances, not reinvents, the local flavour.
You have certainly heard about or noticed the work going on at our site. We have exposed the rock to determine the extent of further excavation requirements. With this information in hand, we now know that our best course of action is to not try to rush work prior to the onset of winter, but rather to continue refining our design and resume work in earnest in the spring of 2015. This schedule puts us on a path for an opening sometime late summer or early fall 2016. We will keep you updated with additional details as they become available.
In addition to the hotel progress update and introduction, I also want to thank all of you for your hospitality and assistance with our project. My family and friends have visited often and you have made us feel right at home each time. We have stayed, dined and shopped in Rossland, skied and snowboarded at Red, hiked a portion of the Seven Summits Trail, relaxed at Nancy Greene Park and enjoyed the area golf courses. You embody a genuine sense of hospitality that is overlaid on a palette of an independent, adventurous and fun-loving spirit. It’s the people that make the place. And that’s why we decided to build a hotel here.
This hotel will be a part of Red Mountain Resort for a very long time. We are committed to doing it right, as we intend to enjoy it with all of the friends we have made in Rossland over the past seven years.
As always, I am looking forward to my next visit to Rossland.
Spencer Clements, President,William Cole Companies.