Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on October 19, 2017 that it had entered into a franchise agreement with Spirit Ridge Owners Association. The 10-year-old resort will officially join the Unbound Collection in December 2017, and undergo an extensive $5.2 million renovation this winter, the first phase of which is expected to be completed by spring 2018.
“Spirit Ridge is an exciting addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, and we are delighted it is our first Canadian property for the brand,” said Scott Richer, vice-president, Real Estate and Development, Canada at Hyatt. “With its rich history, Hyatt guests will be able to experience the incredible historic and indigenous culture that this resort has to offer and create new stories at Spirit Ridge.”
Located 175 miles east of Vancouver in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Spirit Ridge sits on land that has been the home of the Osoyoos Indian Band for thousands of years. The resort’s design embraces the Okanagan First Nations people and celebrates their deep spiritual connection to natural surroundings.
The resort provides a full range of services and amenities, including:
- a 7,000-square-foot conference centre;
- 226 suites and villas (one to three bedrooms);
- private beach access to nearby Lake Osoyoos;
- three food and beverage outlets;
- and several pools, hot tubs and cabanas.
In addition, guests have on-property access to the award-winning Nk’Mip Cellars Vineyard, the nine-hole Sonora Dunes Golf Course and Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt launched in March 2016 and has since grown to five properties currently in operation, with additional properties in development for the brand. Other properties in the brand are: The Confidante in Miami Beach, Fla.; The Royal Palms in Phoenix, Ariz.; the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, France; and the Carmelo Resort & Spa in Carmelo, Uruguay. Holston House is expected to open in December 2017 in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.