Rossland’s newest ski-in, ski-out hotel set to open

The new destination hotel, named after one of the town's most notable mines, the Josie Mine, is situated at the base of RED.

A modern and spacious room in The Josie, Rossland's newest destination hotel located at the base of Red Mountain.

A modern and spacious room in The Josie, Rossland's newest destination hotel located at the base of Red Mountain. — Photo courtesy Noble House Hotels & Resorts

The Josie Hotel (The Josie), a Noble House Hotels & Resorts property in partnership with William Cole Companies, is set to open its doors on November 28, 2018, transforming Rossland into one of North America's major ski destinations. Located in Rossland, British Columbia, The Josie is the region's first boutique hotel of its kind and a true ski-in, ski-out property, providing luxury accommodation and an authentic mountain experience, just a few convenient steps from RED Mountain Resort's (RED) slopes.

The new destination hotel, named after one of the town's most notable mines, the Josie Mine, is situated at the base of RED, and the first stop along Canada's world-renowned Powder Highway, in the heart of the West Kootenays. Contemporary in its design, amenities and culinary philosophy, The Josie's 106 stylishly-appointed one-bedroom suites, guest rooms and studio suites offer luxurious bedding, spacious bathrooms and relaxing lounge areas, with all rooms boasting unrivalled vistas of RED and the surrounding Rossland range.

Culinary

With Chef Marc-André Coquette at the helm, The Josie's full-service dining establishment, The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge (The Velvet), will represent the first gastronomic offering of its kind in both Rossland and the West Kootenay region. With a focus on exciting, locally-inspired craft cooking, the culinary team is working with a dedicated community of local suppliers, farmers, producers and vineyards. Welcoming hotel guests and locals alike, the menu houses a subtle French influence and offers a diverse range of dishes, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Leisure and Locale

The Josie's surroundings are a mecca for adventure, with RED boasting nearly 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered terrain. Throughout winter, the hotel's prime location offers guests unprecedented access to cat skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, cross country skiing, curling, ice skating and hockey. RED was recently named as one of the best places in the world to visit by The NY Times and was also listed within the Top 20 resorts in North America for skiable terrain. The Josie will be equipped with a dedicated ski concierge, providing in-depth, local knowledge to guide guests through that 'epic day', taking advantage of RED's average annual snowfall of over 7.6 meters. Summer outdoor enthusiasts can experience Rossland's scenic hiking, fly fishing and lake fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking on more than 200 kilometres of perfectly maintained trails.

Spa and Wellness

Guests seeking a relaxing escape, or some post-adventure pampering, can unwind in the hotel's intimate spa and enjoy a curated menu of sensorial wellness treatments. The hotel's premier fitness facility will offer cardio and strength-training equipment. A mountainside pool will join the luxury amenities in 2019.

Meetings and Events

A prime spot for both the community, and visitors, to connect, The Josie encompasses more than 1,500 sq. ft. of unique venue space. Developed to accommodate corporate and social events, from small meetings to large conferences, family reunions, weddings, holiday parties and private gatherings, the hotel also offers an adjoining terrace for al fresco events. 

"Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, people visit Rossland to escape life's fast pace and surroundings", says Mark Bell, General Manager of The Josie. "We are thrilled to be opening our doors to the people of Rossland, and we look forward to welcoming our visitors. The Josie was built to offer the region's first luxury, boutique accommodation, while capturing the warm, spirited, hospitable and adventurous personality of the town. We feel privileged to be a part of Rossland's growth as a unique Canadian destination."

To meet The Josie, please visit www.thejosie.com and follow @thejosiehotel. For more information on RED Mountain Resort and its year-round offerings, please visit www.redresort.com

About The Josie hotel                          

Experience the true soul exhilaration of living for today at The Josie hotel (The Josie). The Josie is a boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel located at the base of RED Mountain Resort (RED) in Rossland, British Columbia. With 106 guest rooms and suites, crackling fire pits, a premier spa, fitness facility and ski concierge services; The Josie merges boutique accommodations with authentic Red Mountain adventure and the distinct spirit of Rossland. The destination hotel boasts more than 1,500 square feet of unique venue space and an adjoining terrace, all with stunning vistas of RED and the Rossland range. The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge (The Velvet), The Josie's full-service dining establishment, serves locally-inspired craft cooking. To meet The Josie, please visit www.thejosie.com and follow @thejosiehotel.

About Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.

A privately held company for more than 35 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner and chairman Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, later transitioning in 1994 to the dynamic hospitality ownership and management company it is today. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and continuously growing, Noble House owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating hotel properties, over 50 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, the Napa Valley Wine Train, and a collection of spas, marinas, and private residences spanning the U.S. and Canada. Beachfront resorts spanning California and Florida are complimented by luxury retreats in Jackson Hole, Colorado, and British Columbia and balanced with a collection of urban hotels in Seattle, San Francisco, and College Station, Texas. Built upon a philosophy that emphasizes location, distinction, and soul, Noble House Hotels & Resorts dedicates itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that celebrate the local destination that surrounds. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877-NOBLE-TRIP.

About RED Mountain Resort

RED Mountain is one of the last great unspoiled resorts. Located at the first stop of Canada's famous Powder Highway, independent RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered skiing which led to the resort being listed in the Top 20 largest ski destinations in North America. With nearly 7.6m/25feet of annual snowfall, affordable cat-skiing, two new accommodations at the base of the moutnain (Nowhere Special and The Josie respectively), and the region's friendliest locals it's no surprise The New York Times voted RED the "#8 Best Place in the World to Visit." Fresh turns you don't have to fight for? That's RED.

About William Cole

William Cole is a boutique, full-service private real estate development company headquartered in Bryan, Texas. Formed in 1996 and named for the two sons of the founder, William Cole focuses on the development, acquisition, marketing and operation of carefully selected, hospitality-focused real estate including boutique hotels, private golf clubs, wellness facilities and entire master planned communities. From the initial vision through commissioning, William Cole delivers projects of lasting significance to their communities. For more information, visit www.WilliamColeInc.com or call William Cole Inc. at 281-580-2085.

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