Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and The Sutton Place Hotels, a luxury hotel brand owned and operated by B.C. based Northland Properties Corporation, have announced development plans for a new luxury hotel at Kelowna International Airport.
The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna will be conveniently located adjacent to the terminal building, accessible for travelers to stay and explore the Okanagan Valley.
“The Sutton Place Hotels are known for delivering exceptional guest experience,” says Sam Samaddar, Kelowna Airport director. “Their reputation will allow The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna at YLW to promote the Okanagan as a premiere destination.”
Guests can look forward to the sophisticated hotel and in-room amenities, a stylish business centre, award-winning on-site dining, personal concierge services, bell-hop services, and spacious meeting spaces for corporate and social events.
“We are excited about our new partnership with the team at the Kelowna International Airport, and we are confident this distinct destination and our elevated guest experience will appeal to visitors and locals alike,” says Tom Gaglardi, CEO of Northland Properties. “The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna is a great addition to our family-owned portfolio of hotels, restaurants, resorts and sports assets.”
Design and development approval work will commence this year, with construction starting as early as Q4 2023. The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna is anticipated to be open in 2026 and will be the brand’s fourth property in Canada and Northland Properties’ fourth hotel in the Okanagan Valley.
Vancouver-based Northland Properties also owns the Sandman hotel brand, as well as all of the Denny’s and Moxie’s restaurants across Canada.
The Kelowna International Airport is the 10th-busiest airport in Canada, offering more than 60 non-stop commercial flights across nine airlines daily, and generates $789 million in economic output for British Columbia
There are currently two hotels nearby: a Four Points by Sheraton and a Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. Both are about a 15-minute walk away, on the other side of Highway 97.