You could say it’s fit for a king.
The $43 million rustic Malcolm Hotel is in the midst of its first winter season providing guests with a luxury hotel experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. In fact, the distinct hotel located in Spring Creek is situated on 70 acres located within walking distance to downtown Canmore and there isn’t a bad view in sight.
Bordered by two spring-fed creeks, the community of Spring Creek is also home to a variety of condos, villas, estate home-sites, a senior living residence and a luxury mountain lodge with vacation residences all developed by Frank Kernick, who has called Canmore home for three generations.
In fact, the hotel takes over the site that used to be home to his grandfather’s milk farm – since 1927 – where the younger Kernick grew up as a child. The dairy farm operated as such until the 1950s before becoming a camp for Trans-Canada Highway workers. Most recently it was a mobile home park until being developed into Spring Creek.
The Kernick family has deep-rooted history in Canmore and is one of the most prominent local families in the town and everyone knows who they are. The family history is ingrained into the spirit of Canmore and all of that passion and dedication is wrapped up in one great hotel and conference centre operated by Clique Hotels.
Clique Hotels & Resorts was founded by Canmore resident and hotel consultant Jim Muir and now operates the following lodges in Canmore: Falcon Crest Lodge, Copperstone Resort, the Stoneridge Mountain Resort and the Blackstone Mountain Resort.
As the first traditional hotel built in Canmore in 20 years, the Malcolm boasts 7,000 square feet of event and conference space with 73 double queen rooms, 32 king rooms and 20 suites all highlighted with four-star hospitality and luxury amenities.
With a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, panoramic mountain views and a fitness centre, heated underground parking, a steakhouse restaurant and a coffee shop, there’s nothing missing from this newly opened hotel.
The beauty of the surrounding creeks and mountains makes the perfect scenery for an evening or morning stroll and its beauty is unrivaled.
Named after Malcolm III, the King of Scotland (known as King of the Scots) from 1058 to 1093, the Malcolm Hotel is steeped in rich history and mirrored after Kernick’s love for Canmore, as the King is also Canmore’s namesake.
A little known fact to those outside of Canmore perhaps, but the town was named after the King’s nickname, Gaelic for “Big Head.” It’s not just the name; the hotel reflects the pageantry, royalty, and heritage of past Scottish kings, as well as Canmore’s own unique history and legacy.
The hotel is expected to help battle the notorious 0 per cent (long and short-term) vacancy rate and provides more options for visitors wanting to experience the beauty of Canmore and the Rocky Mountains.
As the gateway to Banff National Park, The Malcolm will accommodate a growing number of overnight visitors to the park. In 2017, Banff National Park welcomed 4.06 million independent visitors; the highest number since 2003 and it’s expected to keep growing.
For more information, please visit malcolmhotel.ca.