Nelson hotels see major investment in renovations and upgrades

Visitor numbers in Nelson and Kootenay Lake were reportedly strong over the summer of 2016.

Picture of scaffolds lining the street in Nelson.

Scaffolds line the street in Nelson, where the Best Western Baker Street Inn is undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovations. — Photo: Kootenay Business

Talking about hotels being renovated and updated in Nelson: both the Hume Hotel and the Best Western Baker Street Inn properties are under renovations, and both projects, which have seen major investments, are nearing completion.

The Hume Hotel has completely renovated all of their rooms and their main restaurant.  The project has now moved into the heritage hotel's front lobby and main entrance.  General Manager, Ryan Martin, promises the new lobby of the Hume will be very impressive for guests when they arrive.

The Best Western Baker Street Inn, which is also owned by the Martin family, has undergone extensive interior and exterior renovations—all in line with Best Western's new corporate standards mandate. When I visited Nelson last week the scaffolds were starting to come down on the exterior renovations. The project will see new Best Western signage sporting the company's new logos and visual identity package.

Visitor numbers in Nelson and Kootenay Lake were reportedly strong over the summer of 2016. This continuing trend bodes well for the hospitality industry in the Queen City.

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