What will be the tallest building in Aberdeen is taking shape near Cascades Casino — a six-storey boutique hotel slated to open next summer.
The hotel, called The Hue, is expected to feature 36 suites over six storeys.
It is being developed by the Sangha family, which has been behind a half-dozen hotel developments in B.C.’s Interior dating back to the 1990s, including three in Kamloops.
The Hue is under construction next to the Super 8 Motel on Hugh Allan Drive.
“My dad has had that property for a long time,” co-owner Jassi Sangha told KTW. “We’ve held onto it for about 20 years. The plan was always to build a hotel, but we didn’t know when. The timing was right.”
Sangha noted Kamloops continues to grow as a destination, citing the new direct flights between Kamloops and Toronto as an example.
Sangha said he expects The Hue to fill a unique void in the market.
“It’s going to be 36 rooms, all suites,” he said. “It will be an apartment-style feel to it. It’s going to be a cool, trendy look — very unique and very modern.”
Sangha, who was recently hired as head coach of the junior B Kamloops Storm hockey team, said he expects the location to be good for business.
“The location is great,” he said. “It’s right across from the casino. You can walk to Aberdeen Mall, you can walk to the movie theatre.”
Sangha said he expects work to be completed on the project by early next summer.
The Hue will be part of the Ascend Hotel Collection, a network of upscale hotels owned by Choice Hotels, with 13 in Canada.