The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) has announced that they have landed a developer to take on building the hotel envisioned on the corner of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue West. 

The 129-room hotel will be built on the 3.5 acre of commercially zoned land on the Victoria International Airport’s property.

Canadian developers the Kothari Group won the bid for the construction of the hotel. Their portfolio includes hotels of similar grandeur in Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

The hotel will be managed by an offshoot of Marriott International, TownePlace Suites.

“We are pleased to see this project coming to Victoria International Airport and the Greater Victoria Area,” said Geoff Dickson, former president and CEO of the VAA.  

“The addition of the TownePlace Suites Hotel at YYJ will provide travellers and visitors to the region with convenient access not only to the airport and Sidney, but also to the many amenities and services in the area and the Pat Bay Highway into Victoria.”

This hotel is intended to be the region’s first extended stay hotel that will be three-storeys tall and it will offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites which will feature fully equipped kitchens. 

Guests will also be able to access a fitness centre, swimming pool and 1,500 square feet of meeting space.

On the ground floor there will be a full service restaurant, although the VAA has not announced what the eatery brand will be at this time. 

As far as design goes, the Kothari Group says they will be working in collaboration with the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation for incorporating art installations and providing place naming opportunities in the hotel. 

Construction crews will start groundwork this fall and the VAA says work should be completed by late spring, 2025.  

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