Manitoulin Hotel, Conference Centre contracts with pro management squad

LITTLE CURRENT— With two years under its belt, the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre and its board of directors, comprised of representatives of the six First Nation shareholders, have made the decision to hire a hotel management firm to oversee the day-to-day operations of the fledgling hotel. “We’ve had some growing pains and challenges,” admits…

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Manitoulin hotel offers modern amenities for changing industry

Opened this spring, the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre is the first hotel to be built on Manitoulin Island in a century. Opened this spring, the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre is the first hotel to be built on Manitoulin Island in a century. But more than just a cozy place to stay, its arrival…

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New hotel involving six First Nations, built off-reserve, deemed national model

LITTLE CURRENT––The parking lot is paved and the front-desk staff sports bright smiles and snappy red identifying shirts. The Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre, the project supported by six Manitoulin and area First Nations communities and spearheaded by the Great Spirit Circle Trail, came to life last week when it hosted a major four-day tourism…

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Manitoulin Hotel model for First Nations partnership

LITTLE CURRENT – A joint venture by six First Nations to build the new Manitoulin Island Hotel and Conference Centre was praised by a First Nations chief with perhaps the highest economic-development profile in Canada. “Six First Nation communities came together and made this happen?” Chief Clarence Louie of Osoyoos First Nation in British Columbia,…

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New hotel opens on Friday

LITTLE CURRENT—After years of studies, gathering investors, overcoming obstacles and a lot of hard work, the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre will officially open its doors this Friday, May 17. “Our first guests will be a group of international visitors representing global tourism companies,” explained Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT) CEO Kevin Eshkawkogan during a…

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New Island hotel needs just ‘3 solid months’ construction’

LITTLE CURRENT—The first Little Current hotel in over a 100-years, since the Huron House, built in 1906 (which burned in a fire in 1949), is nearing completion. “Construction of the new Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre being built in Little Current is now 75 percent compete,” was how Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT) manager Kevin…

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