Work on the Ocean View Resort and Golf Facility on Summerside’s waterfront is constant to maneuver ahead — it is a mission that has been years within the making.
The house owners of the event, previously generally known as the Prince Albert Resort and Convention Centre, mentioned the east and west wings, which can have visitor rooms and suites, are practically full.
“There’s progress lastly,” mentioned co-owner Sammy Huang, whose husband Sean Liu bought the property in 2005.
“I believe this place [is starting to] take form and appear to be rooms, lodge rooms, and it has been a number of progress.”
About 20 tradespeople together with plumbers, electricians and carpenters have been working for a lot of the previous 12 months.
Tradespeople have been engaged on the mission all through a lot of the final 12 months. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
Rooms and corridors nonetheless want some finishes, fixtures and gear earlier than they’re executed.
The main target now turns to the core of the constructing.
Huang says the hope is that the resort will compete with the very best of the very best when it opens its doorways. (SableArc Studios)
It’s going to embrace the foyer, a big restaurant, conference centre, a spa and a rotunda with two bars and 270-degree views of Bedeque Bay.
“That is our major focus in the interim, with hopes of getting the resort itself completed and operational someday late subsequent 12 months,” mentioned Robert Haggis, principal architect for Charlottetown-based SableArc Studios.
SableArc is growing a grasp plan for the resort with 4 totally different phases over the following decade.
The resort additionally contains the adjoining golf course, which has been renovated. Haggis mentioned plans — that are nonetheless within the design stage at this level — embrace a brand new professional store and clubhouse constructed nearer to the resort.
A small child-care facility, a horse paddock and greenhouses are additionally a part of a long-term imaginative and prescient for the property. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
“With that might come an extra two holes and main renovations to the course itself and that might be extra of an unique membership for members,” Haggis mentioned.
“The previous professional store and clubhouse could be for amateurs and that might be facilitated with a brand new driving vary and probably via 4 holes devoted to amateurs.”
‘That is the mission that my husband has, he desires a 5 star,’ says co-owner Sammy Huang. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
A small child-care facility, a horse paddock and greenhouses are additionally a part of a long-term imaginative and prescient for the property.
“There’s additionally a plan for some high-end condominiums and a few some high-end suites as nicely, so it is a big-picture plan,” mentioned Haggis.
The mission is estimated to price greater than $20 million based on Huang, who mentioned her husband has obtained no provincial funding.
By the point it is completed, Huang mentioned, the hope is that the resort will compete with the very best of the very best when it opens its doorways.
“That is the imaginative and prescient … that is the mission that my husband has, he desires a 5 star,” she mentioned.
“I need this complete place to be completed after which to open, as all people does right here in Summerside.”
“If it all involves fruition as deliberate and thought via by the consumer, then it will no doubt be the largest mission I’ve ever been concerned with,” Haggis added.
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