Lakeview Hotels & Resorts is a division of Lakeview Hospitality, the hotel development and management arm of Lakeview Management Inc., a fully diversified organization experienced in all major sectors of real estate and hospitality development. Lakeview Hotels & Resorts encompasses a variety of brands that offer a unique experience to our guests.
The History of Lakeview Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1964, Lakeview Management Inc has continued to grow and prosper under the guidance of its founder and CEO Jack Levit. Since the mid 1980′s Lakeview has focused its efforts on the hospitality industry and is now regarded as one of the leading hoteliers in Canada and is the largest Manitoba-based hotel company. Lakeview has developed over 20 hotels and currently owns or manages 34 properties.
The 411 Holiday Inn (now operating as Delta Winnipeg) in downtown Winnipeg, MB was the first hotel development by Lakeview. It was part of the Lakeview square development that included the hotel, 2 office towers, 2 residential apartment towers, and a 500 car underground parking lot. Next to be developed was the 286-room luxury Sheraton Hotel also in downtown Winnipeg. It was a remarkable achievement as it was converted from an apartment building into a full service luxury hotel. Lakeview was the first Sheraton Franchisee to build and open three Sheraton Hotels in a single year. These hotels were in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Hamilton.
Subsequently, Lakeview was successful in obtaining a master franchise in Canada for the development of Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. Under this master franchise agreement, Lakeview built twelve Country Inns & Suites by Carlson hotels from the Maritimes to the Prairies as well as one in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
The first hotel flagged as a Lakeview Branded property was the Country Resort by Carlson in Gimli, MB. Built by Lakeview under the franchise agreement, and now operating as a Lakeview Resort & Conference Centre, Lakeview Resort Gimli is still a flagship of the company and is a popular destination for many vacation travelers.
After re-flagging the resort in Gimli, Lakeview went on to build brand new hotels in Brandon, MB and Halifax, NS and converted the Country Inn & Suites in Grand Forks, ND, Bathurst, Fredericton, and Miramichi, NB, and the Loyalist Country Inn in Summerside, PE to Lakeview branded properties.
In April 2004 Lakeview built on its past accomplishments with the launch of the Lakeview Hotel Real Estate Investment Trust. In January 2013, the Lakeview REIT was converted to the Lakeview Hotel Investment Corporation. In the years since the launch of the Hotel Investment Corp, the Lakeview branded portfolio of hotels has grown to encompass 14 hotels. The Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp provides a vehicle for Lakeview to rapidly expand the chain of Lakeview hotels and to allow investor participation in the growth and success of the Lakeview brand. The diverse revenue streams of hotel ownership, hotel licensing and hotel management along with the geographic diversification from the licensed properties provides the Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp with a solid foundation for future growth and an alignment of interests with the investing public.
Lakeview Hotels and Resorts is very proud about 2 new hotel openings in 2013.
Lakeview Management Inc acquired and re-opened the resort on Hecla Island in Manitoba’s Hecla / Gringstone Provincial Park. Re-flagged as the Lakeview Hecla Resort, the newly opened resort boasts a modern feel surrounded by the peace and serenity of nature.
This renovated 90 room resort features our full service spa ‘Salka’, adult only spa mineral pools, kid-centric water park including a 3 storey water slide, zero-entry and mini-slide for tots, and water umbrella. Seagulls Restaurant and Lounge provides guests with exemplary food and a relaxing atmosphere. Looking over the resort grounds and Lake Winnipeg, guests can enjoy one of our signature pizzas cooked in our al forno brick oven.
Located next door to the Lakeview Hecla Resort is the magnificent Lakeview Hecla Golf Course. One of Manitoba’s finest golf courses, this 18 hole championship course is set amidst the wild beauty of Hecla Provincial Park and will challenge your skill while creating unforgettable memories with its majestic views of Lake Winnipeg.
From the moment you step through the doors into our lobby you will agree it is Simply Grand. Lavishly decorated seating areas, modern front desk and a video wall for inspiration and information are just the beginning. Guests can take advantage of the first Starbuck’s auto-barista – dispensing your favourite flavours and coffee styles. In your room you will bask in the luxury of designer styling featuring sumptuous bedding, smart TV’s and a spa inspired bathroom. The small details offer an experience that’s Simply Grand.
We are extremely proud to be the first hotel in Winnipeg to offer our guests the convenience of an iPad in every room. The iPad is loaded with a custom application designed to help make your stay more enjoyable and worry free. What can the app all do?
- Order room service with interactive menu
- Request items forgotten in packing
- Set wakeup calls
- Watch TV or schedule recordings on the DVR
- Digital compendium that will give you info about Winnipeg’s attractions and businesses & Google mapping
- Manually check out
- Check your folio
- Book furture reservations – direct in our reservation system
- Download app to your own apple device and get all the benefits plus Mobile check in for future reservations & have the ability to request items prior to arrival through Guest Folio
So what does the future hold for Lakeview Hotels & Resorts?
The continuing growth of Lakeview Management Inc spans five decades and is firmly based upon a record of proven success in developing, acquiring and managing the extensive portfolio of Lakeview’s properties. The demonstrated abilities of our professional management staff and the specialized skills of our employees in all areas of our operations, enable us to provide exceptional value and service.
Lakeview’s constant hallmark through the decades has been a firm commitment to quality, friendly staff, and well appointed accommodations. Without a doubt, whether it’s a new hotel development or taking over an existing hotel, the core principles of Lakeview will always be present to our guests.
*Restaurant on site
Salka Spa – Hecla, MB
The small details such as indulgent bath products, technology at your fingertips, and purified bottled water in a designer glass bottle offer an experience that’s Simply Grand. In room iPad tablets are available in your guest room free of charge and can be used to order room service, extra pillows, a wake up call, and more. Free high-speed WiFi are offered for those who love to stay on line on the road.
We offer many mouth-watering options to suit any taste in The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge. Choose from Tapas inspired creations featuring locally grown ingredients and made by our executive chef Anthony Kucera.