Long Plain First Nation is seeking to develop and operate a Wyndham Garden Hotel to be located at 480 Madison Street in the City of Winnipeg. The Wyndham Garden Winnipeg is expected to include a total of 132-guestrooms offering a variety of guestroom sizes and bed configurations appealing to both commercial and leisure guests.
Other amenities are expected to include:
► Fitness Centre
► Indoor pool and waterslide
► Approximately 5,800 sf of flexible meeting space
► Approximately 5,000 sf of retail and office space (to be leased)
► A restaurant and lounge offering VLT machines (to be leased)
► On-site parking for up to 230 vehicles, sundry marketplace and snack bar
A franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has been entered into which will provide marketing, loyalty program access, multi-channel distribution and sales expertise driving business to the property while an experienced third-party management company is to be engaged, providing day-to-day on-site operational management, strategic planning and marketing/ financial management expertise.
Wyndham Garden is a midscale hotel brand with hotels 119 hotels worldwide, while the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand family includes over 20 brands and 800,000 hotel rooms worldwide. The hotel is expected to cater to a variety of stakeholders and guests including the First Nations community visiting Winnipeg, commercial travelers conducting business in the area as well as leisure travelers whether individual travelers or groups visiting the city.
A significant economic impact is expected through creation of direct employment as well as indirect employment via downstream suppliers and complementary services. Over a ten-year period, the hotel is expected to generate revenues of approximately $57 million.
The class B design-build budget developed by PCL Construction includes cost of $21.9 million for 18 month window for design and construction with a grand opening 20 months from project start.