Marriott hotel and convention centre planned for Kincardine


By Barb McKay


Kincardine is getting a new hotel and conference facility


The planned development was announced last Tuesday evening during the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation’s (PREDC) second annual meeting and greet event, held at the Best Western Governor’s Inn. Arif Ismail, managing partner of Legacy Hospitality Management and Development, of Toronto, told the crowd of business owners and municipal official in attendance that the company will be building TownePlace Suites Marriott in the Kincardine business park, once building permits are obtained. The hotel and convention centre will be located at the southeast corner of Millennium Way and Durham Street.


Legacy, which has experience in developing hotels, plans to build a five-storey hotel with 84 guest rooms and suites and a salt water swimming pool. A 6,500-square-foot conference facility will be connected to the hotel. The hotel, itself, is design for extended stays of more than three nights and rooms are equipped with kitchenettes.


Gerry Taylor, executive director of PREDC, told The Independent last week that there has been a desire for Team Kincardine (PREDC, Kincardine BIA and Chamber of Commerce) to have more involvement with the hospitality industry. PREDC has been working with Legacy to create opportunities in Kincardine. He said the convention centre will allow Kincardine to expand its tourism agenda by having the ability to host larger workshops, special events and conferences. There is also a need for more accommodations in Kincardine.


“There is a demand for rooms here,” he said. “It’s a great new asset to have in this area.”


Taylor said he is looking forward to working with Ismail on future commercial and industrial opportunities.

“The big stores are talking to him,” he said.