New Golf Residences Deliver Ultimate Okanagan Lifestyle OpportunitiesCanyon Desert Resort to become Oliver’s first destination resort
For Immediate Release
September 02, 2010
OLIVER, BC (September 2, 2010): Nestled in a charming southern corner of British Columbia’s celebrated South Okanagan, Canyon Desert Resort is set to sell a collection of 20 Golf Villas, hugging the greens of the existing NK’MIP Canyon Golf Course.
With an attractive starting price of $299,000, the Golf Villas will mark the beginning of a master-planed resort, which will offer the best value within the Okanagan Valley. Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is currently accepting priority registration for its eagerly anticipated launch on September 28th.
In partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band and Watermark Asset Management, Bellstar will develop and manage this exciting project, reinforcing the appeal of the area’s wine country lifestyle and shaping the town of Oliver to deliver its first residential resort. Surrounded by lakes, mountains, vineyards and orchards, this picturesque community situated at the northern-most tip of the Sonora Desert offers easy access to more than 120 wineries in the region and has earned a reputation as the ‘Wine Capital of CanadaTM’.
“Our refreshing and unique resort concept will draw further attention to the South Okanagan as a compelling year-round destination with vacation, conference and residential opportunities,” said Curt Jansen, Director of Real Estate for Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. “The two and three bedroom Golf Villas will offer between 1,050 to 1,550 sq. ft. with an additional 1,000 sq. ft. of seamlessly integrated outdoor-living space, from which to enjoy the region’s enviable 300 days of sunshine per year and the added benefit of a two-car garage.”
“Canyon Desert will be Bellstar’s second venture with the Osoyoos Indian Band, a relationship which we value immensely,” declared Jon Zwickel, Executive Vice President of Bellstar. “This unique partnership, alongside the proximity to neighbouring Penticton and Osoyoos and a thoughtfully designed master-planned community will greatly enhance the resort experience.” Bellstar’s proven and successful partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band has received international acclaim though their Osoyoos-based property, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa.
Bellstar’s vision for Canyon Desert Resort includes the South Okanagan’s first wine cave, a BC Wine Interpretive Centre and a Culinary Arts School, endorsing the resort’s position as a destination in its own right. Located on the edge of Lake Tuc-El-Nuit, the planned five-phase Canyon Desert Resort will transform the area into collections of golf villas, lake-front suites, elegant meetings spaces, restaurant, wine bar, spa and Canyon Desert Inn.
Phase-one Golf Villas will be released for sale on September 28th. For more information and priority registration visit www.owncanyondesertresort.com or call 877.798.3498. Both Jon Zwickel and Curt Jansen are available for interview and rendering shots are available for publication.
About Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Coastal Regions. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners alike. For more information on Bellstar, visit www.bellstar.com.