Devcore has acquired the Nav Centre, a 630,000 square foot multi-purpose hotel, training and conference facility in Cornwall, Ontario. The facility will be rebranded as the Dev Hotel and Conference Centre.
“The Dev is Eastern Ontario’s largest multi-purpose conference centre offering exceptional amenities and accommodations in an enviable central location,” said Jean-Pierre Poulin, president of Devcore. “We are committed to working with local partners such as the City of Cornwall and surrounding counties along with collaborating closely with Akwesasne and First Nations to ensure that the Centre operates as a key stakeholder and to attract opportunities to Cornwall which benefit all.”
Nav Canada will continue operations on the site as a tenant, as will the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO).
The conference centre will be managed by Atlific Hotels, one of Canada’s largest privately held management companies, with more than 40 hotels from coast to coast. Atlific will manage and oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations, including conference and event facilities and restaurant operations; and collaborate to deliver top-tier performance.
“For well over a decade, the facility has evolved to attract new and diverse business segments to Cornwall from across Canada and the globe including being a preferred location for corporate conferences, sporting and special meetings and events, government training programs and well known to support business continuity during crisis and evacuations for people in need,” said Kim Coe-Turner, vice-president of business development and government relations with the Devcore Group.