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Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino gains elite 4.5 star accommodation status with Canada Select
KANANASKIS, ALBERTA – Sept. 2, 2009 – Stoney First Nation and Stagewest Hospitality are pleased to announce that Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino is not only the sole casino resort in the Canadian Rockies, but is now the region’s only Canada Select 4.5 star property under the Hotel/Motel category. Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino opened this spring as a cooperative development between the Stoney First Nation and Stagewest Hospitality.Canada Select is the only national accommodation rating program for resorts, hotels, motels and B&Bs. This industry led, consumer sensitive rating program provides travelers with a consistent standard of quality.
General Manager Andrew Shepherd states, “We are proud to achieve the Canada Select 4.5 Star designation. I feel that this accomplishment sets our resort apart from others in the region and is one of the first successes that will to be dealt to the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino in the years to come.”
Stoney Nakoda Resort is one of only 13 properties in Alberta that have achieved a 4.5 Star rating in the Hotel/Motel Category and one of only 66 properties nationwide.
Stoney Nakoda Resort features 111 guest rooms, 3 restaurants, 15 table games and 300 slots, a concert and event hall, onsite meeting space for up to 500 people and on site helicopter tours. Located in “the Valley of Adventure” in beautiful Kananaskis, this first class casino hotel also has world class golf and skiing opportunities just minutes away.
The resort offers several different elegant room types boasting stunning views of the Canadian Rockies with upgraded guest amenities. Guest rooms are complemented by deluxe guest services including wireless Internet, an enhanced work station, free daily newspaper and tiled showers with separate soaker tub. Complimentary business centre access, concierge service, water park access and inroom bathrobes.
Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino is notably the only casino between Calgary, Alberta and Cranbrook, British Columbia. It is also the sole casino in the Canadian Rockies including the surrounding communities of Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis. The hotel is owned by the Stoney First Nation and is operated and managed by Stagewest Hospitality.
The resort is located 35 minutes west of Calgary and 35 minutes east of Banff.
Learn more about Stoney Nakoda Resort www.stoneynakodaresort.com
Learn more about Stoney First Nation www.stoneynation.com
Learn more about Stagewest Hospitality www.stagewest.com
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For more information, please contact
Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino
(403) 881-2835 or Cell: (403) 836-6223
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