“A $100-million skyscraper hotel proposed for Nanaimo’s waterfront will bank on Asian tourists to help fill rooms, according to the consulting firm behind the project.

Nanaimo’s Front Street is being pitched as the new home of a 30-storey Hilton-brand hotel that would boast just more than 300 rooms, plus restaurants, commercial spaces and public waterfront access.

According to John Steil, senior planner with architectural and consulting firm Stantec, it’s hard to find waterfront property in places like Victoria and Vancouver for new hotel developments making this “one of the last great sites for a waterfront hotel.”

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Reports:  Tamara Cunningham – Nanaimo News Bulletin