Historic Banff hotel to get rooftop hot tubs in $45M renovation after December fire
Mount Royal Hotel expected to reopen in July 2018 with new library and museum
A $45-million plan is in place to restore an iconic Banff landmark after flames engulfed the 108-year-old Mount Royal Hotel late last year.
The new concept for the hotel will create a rooftop patio with outdoor hot tubs and fire pits.
The building's facade will be restored, and historically inspired decor will adorn the interiors of a new museum and hotel library.
"We were inspired by the hotel's rich history and knew we had to incorporate it into the design," said David McKenna, president of Brewster Travel Canada by Pursuit in a release.
The hotel is expected to reopen in July 2018 and is accepting summer reservations.
Located in the heart of Banff, the Mount Royal Hotel has been a longstanding anchor to the local community and a favourite among tourists.