Density of a proposed Aberdeen hotel has more than doubled to 230 units, a number that doesn’t include another 88 “long-term stay” building.
The site is the former Home Hardware location at Pacific Way and Hugh Allan Drive.
PHI Hotel Group has submitted plans to the City for a Marriott-branded hotel to be built in phases. The first phase would see a 114-room hotel. Next would come another 114-unit hotel and associated 180-seat restaurant.
And finally the developers want to build an 88-unit long-term stay project on the site.
PHI operates Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn in Kamloops.
City planners are supporting a zoning amendment for the former hardware store property. Kamloops council will be asked Tuesday whether to send the plans to a public hearing.
City community development supervisor Randy Lambright said the site has good road access and is nearby other units in “hotel alley” in Aberdeen.
“It’s a good location. It’s a highway-commercial corridor.”
The long-term hotel designation is a new concept for a Kamloops hotel. Current bylaws limit length of stay to four weeks a year.
But Lambright said the hotelier wants flexibility to bring in workers who might be here for several months, for example.