Published On: Monday, 19 March 2018

Three Major Awards For Coast Bastion Hotel

Three Major Awards For Coast Bastion Hotel
(Photo Credit: Coast Bastion Hotel)

NANAIMO - It’s a “trifecta” for the Coast Bastion Hotel.

For the second consecutive year, the downtown Nanaimo property was named Hotel of the Year at the Coast Hotels annual conference last month in Victoria. Not just that, but Director of Sales and Marketing Elverna Edwards-Mailloux won the Platinum Sales of the Year Award for top sales in the Coast chain, which features 39 properties in Canada and the United States. Also, the Coast Bastion posted the highest revenue in all Coast Hotels.

It’s an amazing accomplishment to capture all three awards in one year. Former GM Henry Traa, who was GM of the Coast Bastion for the 2016-17 award winning years, retired last fall. Daryl West was named General Manager of the Coast Bastion Hotel in February, moving up the island from Victoria, where he was Hotel Manager at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA.

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New automotive dealerships and other buildings on the former Madill site received the green light from Nanaimo city council following a public hearing at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Madill City Centre at the confluence of Kenworth and Labieux Roads and the Old Island Highway will include new automotive dealerships, a seniors’ care facility, mixed use and office space.

Patrick Brandreth of Island West Coast Developments represented the project at the city hearing, and noted that Labieux will connect to Kenworth at a new roundabout.

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Changing gears: Real estate duo CooperMcLintock is no more, emerging as two separate entities. John Cooper Group and Sean McLintock & Associates are the new brands for John and Sean, and we wish them both well in their new paths. They’ll both still operate out of their downtown Nanaimo office, and continue under the RE/MAX of Nanaimo flag.

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Nanaimo Port Authority President and CEO Ewan Moir announces that Emil Tomescu has been appointed the new Vice President, Asset Maintenance, with the NPA. Emil arrives in Nanaimo after serving as Director, Project Engineering and Asset Maintenance with the Prince Rupert Port Authority in Prince Rupert.

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Long Lake Nursery at the corner of Rutherford Road and the Island Highway has been readied for demolition, making room for what is expected to be a new car dealership. SupErb Construction is in charge of the demolition.

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Black Key Studios, which combines graphic design, custom art and tattoos, has opened at 195 Commercial Street, notes Jordan Unrau.

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Influx Fuels is the new name of the former Cassidy Tempo Gas Station on the Island Highway across from Nanaimo Airport.

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McKenzie Self Storage at 1030 Old Victoria Road has applied to expand their storage facility operation.

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Luxe Lashes and Brows has opened its doors at 210-3300 Norwell Drive.

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More tenants keep joining the lineup on Metral Drive next to COBS Bread and Meatcraft, as Planet Fitness has announced plans to open a location in the strip mall.

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Prairie Coast, a John Deere dealership, will be opening across from Gordon’s Homes on the Island Highway south of Nanaimo.

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A 59 unit apartment complex is planned for 5085 Uplands Road, which will be built by Westurban Holdings Group Ltd.

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Allnorth Consultants has opened an office at 96 Wallace Street.

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Blackbird Academy, for early learners, has opened at 1713 Bowen Road Unit G.

- Mark MacDonald writes about business in Nanaimo. Tell him your news by emailing him at mark@businessexaminer.ca