In all of two days, a drive through the Town of Rivers took on a dramatically different look late last week with the assembly of the town’s soon-to-be new hotel.
The 30-room building is comprised of 23 separate modules, which a spokesperson for developer Steel Creek Developers tells me were assembled by Grandeur Housing in Winkler between mid-July and early this month and gradually transported to a site in the Rivers area as they were built. With modules complete and moved to the hotel’s site on the North side of Highway 25 at the previous location of the town’s arena, a crane was used on Thursday and Friday to put the pieces together:
Modules are stacked by crane (Video: Steel Creek Developers)
Modules that make up the hotel have come fully assembled including doors and finishings right on down to appliances. Remaining work to be done on-site from this point is primarily done from the building’s hallways in connecting everything together. Exterior work on the building itself is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
Paving would be necessary in the spring, though the hotel will open long before that. Plans are for staff to be hired by early December, setting the stage for a planned opening in early January. The completed hotel is to feature rooms in a variety of configurations and amenities that include an exercise room and a continental breakfast.
Rivers is to host the Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling event beginning on January 28.
Steel Creek Developers in the summer of 2018 completed construction of the Souris Hotel/Murray Building, a combined hotel/active adult residence in the Town of Souris. The company is also in the process of construction on a combined hotel/residence project in Grenfell.
Photo credit: Scott Kasprick