The Wintergarden Hotel in Victoria, B.C. will offer 128 hotel suites, along with a glass and timber ground-floor terrace, restaurant, bar and cafe. Developer Merchant House Capital received approval for Montrose-Wintergarden, the heritage designation and renovation of the historic Montrose apartments, and the approval of the 20 storey, 100,000 square foot Wintergarden Hotel.
Located at the intersection of Fort and Blanshard Streets within the Core Business District, Wintergarden represents the first hotel proposal for Victoria in 20 years at a time when Victoria has lost significant hotel inventory. With hotel’s being the bedrock of a healthy visitor economy, Wintergarden represents a dynamic interpretation of a modern business hotel while meeting changing needs of business travellers seeking exciting urban locations with more amenities. Designed by architect D’Ambrosio, the architectural design is contemporary while respecting its historic neighbourhood placement.
Including a dramatic, open-air three-story atrium lobby, the hotel also features two storeys of boutique office space, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with patio overlooking lively Fort Street. The compelling design brings identity to the urban core creating a distinct landmark that will identify the Central Business District for the future.
There are currently no timelines for construction starts, or is there an expected completion date.