Rooms with a mountain view snapped up

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003


Canadian and a bevy of international buyers have again proven the lure of Whistler. It took less than four hours yesterday to sell all the units in the new, $54-million Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre hotel being developed by Intrawest Corporation of Vancouver.

Buyers from Canada, the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong, Mexico and Venezuela snapped up the 83 available units in the boutique-style hotel.

The first Pan Pacific in Whistler sold out in less than two hours in 1996.

Intrawest’s regional vice-president Paul Woodward said he wasn’t surprised by the buyer interest and this “was likely the last opportunity to own a prominent boutique hotel suite in a central village location.”

Suites in the nine storey complex range from $300,000 to $2.1 million and between 407 and 1,680 square feet.

The attraction of the project left many potential buyers on the sidelines and those seeking multiple units were restricted to buying just one unit.

The project’s larger suites and design features provide more flexible, efficient use of space such as foldaway dining tables and breakfast bars, built-in storage units, spacious bathrooms, and functional kitchen designs.

Suite owners will have access to their suites for 28 days in summer and 28 days in winter, with an optional 20 days throughout the year pending suite availability.

It is scheduled to open in November 2004.

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