The Westport Festival was announced by Shindico a while ago but with so many large retail shopping areas going up all over the city, some projects are likely to take more time than others.
The MTS Iceplex is the gift that keeps on giving though. It is those four rinks that have been attracting tournaments on a regular basis for a large geographic area. This is turn has led to a building boom in hotels in the St. James and Headingley area.
The first major tenant of Westport Festival opening in summer of 2015 is Hampton Inn by Hilton.
The proximity to the MTS Iceplex, Assiniboia Downs and to the city itself should make it fairly successful.
The one missing aspect of the hotels that have gone up so far is that very nearby restaurants should be more plentiful.
Look for more announcements of Westport Festival soon.
About Westport Festival:
Westport Festival is an exciting new development with 1,000,000 sq. ft. of proposed building area on 70 acres of land featuring retail, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, office and flex space opportunities. Surrounded by the largest concentration of sporting and recreational complexes in Manitoba including the 450 acre Red River District, Assiniboia Downs Horse Racing and MTS Iceplex (4 rinks)— NHL Winnipeg Jets practice facility and home to Junior Hockey. Initial occupant is Hampton Inn by Hilton (opening Summer 2015).
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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