Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

August 11, 2008 10:00 ET

New Okanagan Resort Development Adds Value With Bellstar

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts adds Copper Sky to its Okanagan resort portfolio

WESTBANK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) -

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Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce the addition of Copper Sky Resort to Bellstar's portfolio of resort offerings. Rempel Development Group selected Bellstar as the exclusive rental manager engaged to deliver a vacation rental program that will focus on weekly stays for the new resort community.

John Rempel, President of Rempel Development Group, noted "since the moment I set foot on this site, I was inspired to create a place where the full resort get-away experience could be enjoyed by owners and vacationers. And we are thrilled that Bellstar has come on board to help us create and implement such a program." Rempel added, "The fact that Bellstar is also providing technical and planning expertise, operations management and their reservations system adds greater value to the resort."

"Rempel Group is a highly experienced developer who is creating an exceptional resort at Copper Sky," says Bellstar Vice President, Jon Zwickel. "We are very excited about working with the Rempel team and adding this property to our portfolio."

Perched high on the rugged sloping hillside of Westbank, offering spectacular views of Okanagan Lake, Copper Sky is set on 16.7 acres above Hwy 97, only five minutes from the new Bennett Bridge and heart of Kelowna. The resort will offer 536 stylishly appointed suites anchored by The Infinity Club, an 8,500 square foot amenity building featuring a concierge, owners' lounge, kids' play area, library, meeting room, games room, fitness centre, steam and sauna adjacent to an infinity swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ's and tennis courts. Site preparation has commenced and The Infinity Club and the first phase of suites will open in the spring of 2010.

Abbotsford, BC-based Rempel Development Group Ltd. is one of BC's most experienced and respected family-owned development companies. www.rdgltd.net.

Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta's Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and Coastal Regions www.bellstar.ca.

For more information on Copper Sky visit www.copperskyliving.com.

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