A Development Permit has been approved for a new dual-brand hotel on 101 Street and 106 Avenue just north of Downtown in the Central McDougall neighbourhood.

Rendering of Holiday Inn & Candlewood Suites, image via City of Edmonton

Designed by JM Architecture of Vancouver, InterContinental Hotels Group is looking to build a 115-room Holiday Inn alongside an 85-room Candlewood Suites hotel, co-located within one building with some retail space at street-level.

106 Avenue view, image via City of Edmonton

The project site encompasses two-thirds of the city block between 106 and 107 Avenues; a vacant standalone restaurant building at the south end is the only structure on the property, the rest currently serving as surface parking lots.

Parking for the project is set to be built underground, with a small number of surface spaces located in the rear of the building off the lane.

Overhead view, image via City of Edmonton

The project site is located just north of Downtown - three blocks from Rogers Place, at the edge of the Chinatown and Area Business District and straddling the North Edge Business District, and will no doubt bring much-needed new life to the street and all of those districts, while filling a large gap in the streetscape.

Context view, image via City of Edmonton

SkyriseEdmonton will continue to follow the progress of this project as it moves forward. More information can be found in our project Database. What do you think of the dual-brand hotel proposal? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation in our Forum.