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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 2​nd​, 2018) – ​MasterBUILT Hotels (“MasterBUILT”), one of Canada’s leading hotel development and management companies, in partnership with the Long Plain First Nation and Arrowhead Development Corporation, are pleased to announce the ground breaking of the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (“Microtel”) in Portage la Prairie,​ ​Manitoba located on Keeshkeemaquah Drive and Crescent Road West​ ​on the site of the Keeshkeemaquah Conference & Gaming Centre.

The Portage la Prairie Microtel will mark the brand’s first of several locations planned in Manitoba and the twentieth (20​th​) location within Canada when it opens in early Fall of 2019. The new build 75-room hotel will offer guests stylishly designed, contemporary accommodations with complimentary ultra high-speed Internet, full kitchen suites, hot continental breakfast, a best-in-class fitness centre, electric car charging stations, and meeting room that can host up to ~80 guests. The hotel will also notablyeature a ~3,500 sq ft water park with an indoor swimming pool, water slide and hot tub, an attractive amenity for sports teams and leisure travelers that visit Portage la Prairie throughout the year.

“We are very excited to partner with Long Plain First Nation on our first Microtel location in Manitoba. The Portage la Prairie Microtel will not only raise the level of accommodation for both business and leisure travelers in the market, more importantly, it will bring new employment and economic opportunity to the local community and Long Plain First Nation for decades to come” says Eric Watson, President of MasterBUILT Hotels.

“Long Plain First Nation and Arrowhead Development Corporation are excited to partner with an industry leader in MasterBUILT to develop Microtel on our traditional lands in Portage la Prairie. Partnerships like this are important to creating employment opportunities and sustainable economic ventures for our people,” says Chief Dennis Meeches.

MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd., a leading hotel development and management company, is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies award and the master territorial developer for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Canada. MasterBUILT focuses on investing in, developing and operating Microtel and Marriott branded hotels within Canada. There are currently nineteen (19) Microtels open or under construction with plans to open another 60+ locations in Canada over the next 15 years through partnerships and franchise relationships. ​ ​

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brand is an award-winning chain of more than 330 economy hotels located throughout North America and the Philippines. Consistently over-delivering on both guest and owner expectations, Microtel is the only all new-construction hotel in the economy segment. Consistently ranked best-in-class by organizations like The Harris Poll®,” Microtel’s rich award-recognized heritage is backed by 14 J.D. Power honors – the most of any hotel brand in the economy/budget segment. ​ 

Arrowhead Development Corporation (ADC) was established to develop business concepts and incorporate businesses under a development corporation. ADC is governed by the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer. The ADC manages band owned businesses on its three reserves; Long Plain Reserve No. 6, Keeshkeemaquah Reserve (Portage la Prairie), and Long Plain Madison Indian Reserve (Winnipeg).

Donna Fahey, Director of Sales & Marketing
MasterBUILT Hotels
T: (403) 698-8533
E: ​[email protected]

Tim Daniels, Chief Executive Officer
Arrowhead Development Corporation
T: (204) 857-3530
C: (204) 870-1929
E: [email protected]

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