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Renfrew Recognized as a Prime Location for Hotel Expansion
Posted On: Tuesday, December 19, 2023The Town of Renfrew is positioning itself for anticipated growth.
At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023, consultants from HVS presented a report that highlighted an increased demand for accommodation options in the region. The consultants noted an influx in visitors is expected in Renfrew due to the expansion of Highway 417 and with new recreation facilities. The report by HVS also identified property on O’Brien Road near Haramis Park as an ideal site for hotel development due to the proximity to shopping, the highway, and the Industrial Park.
“A new hotel in Renfrew will cater to the demand for accommodation and also bring economic benefits to our community by creating jobs and seeing more money spent locally,” says Councillor Andrew Dick, Chair of the Community Services and Economic Development Committee.
The consultants recommended a midscale to upper-midscale hotel for Renfrew with 65 rooms and several facilities including an indoor pool, fitness room, business centre and market pantry.
“We are excited to work with potential developers to expand the number of overnight accommodation options in our community,” says Victoria Charbonneau, Manager of Economic Development and Customer Services for the Town of Renfrew. “We are hoping to enter into some serious discussions in 2024 regarding new hotel developments in Renfrew.”
A final draft of the hotel feasibility study will be presented to Council in 2024.