The City of Kelowna has revealed new details about a hotel planned for the airport.
The six-storey Sutton Place Hotel will include a parkade and will be built on the property adjacent to the terminal.
The city held an event Wednesday at the Laurel Packinghouse to show off the plans.
“The airport is going from over two million passengers (annually) now, which we’ve just passed, to up to and working towards 3.5 million. So to be able to accommodate those individuals who come into not only Kelowna but the Okanagan Valley — we believe this to be a very big deal,” said Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas.
When completed, the hotel will bring a whole new accommodation option to travellers while also adding nearly 1,000 additional parking spots at the airport, jumping from 2,400 to 3,400.
“We’re offering a much wider range of services. So if you look at the parking for example, we have valet parking today. But now you’ll have covered parking and an array of amenities of different parking products. And again, as we continue to grow as an airport, those are the kinds of amenities that some people will want to use,” said airport director Sam Samaddar.