New groups involved in proposed Comox marina hotel

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts announced Monday it will manage a multi-million-dollar residential resort that Howard Land Group is proposing for the Comox waterfront.

HOWARD LAND GROUP plans to construct a residential resort at the Comox waterfront that will include rooms like this sample at the Comox Bay Marina & Residences.

HOWARD LAND GROUP plans to construct a residential resort at the Comox waterfront that will include rooms like this sample at the Comox Bay Marina & Residences.

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts announced Monday it will manage a multi-million-dollar residential resort that Howard Land Group is proposing for the Comox waterfront.

Pending approval of a building permit, the Comox Bay Marina & Residences development will be located at the former Pier Pub and Bistro next to Marina Park.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bellstar,” Howard Land Group president Michael Hawitt said. “They are the best boutique resort hotel operator in Western Canada.”

Bellstar manages and develops resorts in the Okanagan Valley, the Kicking Horse Pass and in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

Along with 62 furnished suites, the three-storey proposal for Comox will house a restaurant, owners’ lounge, outdoor hot pool, fire pits, marina, retail space and an underground parkade.

Units range from the mid-$200,000s to $750,000. Purchasing a unit will be like buying a condominium while having access to services and amenities of a luxury resort.

Howard Land Group has commenced pre-sales of the condo hotel suites, Hawitt said. The company has opened a show suite at the marina.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring. However, the Town of Comox has yet to grant a building permit, Town officials said Tuesday.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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