Meet Josie: North America's Newest Ski-In, Ski-out Hotel to Open in Rossland, B.C. Early 2018
ROSSLAND, B.C. (December 20, 2017) – The Josie Hotel (The Josie), a Noble House Hotels & Resorts property in partnership with William Cole Companies, is set to welcome guests early 2018 [SP1] as Rossland, British Columbia’s first boutique hotel destination. As a true ski-in, ski-out hotel, The Josie will provide the convenience of luxury accommodation mere strides from the slopes of Red Mountain. The architecturally modern, yet playful hotel is situated at the base of RED Mountain Resort along the region’s world-renowned Powder Highway.
The hotel’s 106 stylishly-appointed guest rooms, studio suites and one-bedroom suites offer luxurious bedding, spacious bathrooms and relaxing lounge areas, all with stunning vistas of Red Mountain Resort and the surrounding Rossland range.
While The Josie is contemporary in its design, amenities and culinary philosophy, its concept takes cues from Rossland’s hospitable spirit and unique history. As a nod to Rossland’s more than four decade-long legacy in the gold mining industry, The Josie is named after one of Red Mountain’s most notable mine, the Josie Mine, which operated from 1890 to 1929.
“Whether they’re seeking adventure or relaxation, people visit Rossland to escape life’s ordinary pace and surroundings. The region is a relatively undiscovered gem, and The Josie Hotel feels privileged to be a part of its growth as a unique Canadian destination,” said Mark Bell, General Manager of The Josie Hotel. “The Josie was built to offer the region’s first high-end, boutique hotel experience, while capturing Rossland’s distinct personality – warm, spirited, hospitable and adventurous.”
The Josie Hotel’s full-service dining establishment, The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge (The Velvet), represents the first culinary-offering of its kind in the West Kootenay Region. With a focus on casual, yet contemporary dining and innovative use of locally-sourced, seasonally-shifting ingredients, The Velvet has garnered a dedicated community of local suppliers, including farmers, producers and vineyards. The Velvet’s guests will experience subtle French influence and playful plating, as well as a diverse offering of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Welcoming both hotel guests and local patrons, The Velvet, is designed to accommodate – and encourage – both indoor and outdoor dining.
“The opening of The Josie and The Velvet represents an exciting addition to Rossland’s culinary scene,” said Executive Chef Marc-Andre Choquette, who spearheads The Velvet’s culinary direction. “The Velvet’s kitchen philosophy is about celebrating what’s available to us here in the region, and showcasing it through a dining experience that’s high-quality, yet approachable and fun.”
Beyond neighbouring one of Western Canada’s largest ski and snowboard resorts and the world’s largest cat skiing operation, The Josie will offer its guests unprecedented access to snowshoeing, curling, ice skating and ice hockey during the winter season in the West Kootenay region. With a hyper-local approach to hospitality, The Josie is equipped with a ski concierge service dedicated to guiding guests on their adventures with top tips and intel.
Over the summer months, outdoor enthusiasts can experience the region’s scenic hiking trails, fly fishing and lake fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking on more than 200 kilometres of professionally maintained trails – built upon old railway beds and miners’ trails – before retreating to the comforts of The Josie.
For guests seeking a relaxing escape or post-adventure pampering, The Josie offers a luxury pool and spa with a carefully curated menu of treatments and services, overlooking Red Mountain Resort. Rounding out The Josie’s wellness offering is its premier fitness facility, expertly designed to accommodate cardio, strength-training and low-impact fitness activities like yoga and Pilates.
The Josie encompasses more than 1,500 square feet of unique venue space designed to accommodate corporate and social events with ease. From small meetings and large conferences, to family reunions, holiday parties and private gatherings. As its crowning venue feature, the hotel includes an adjoining terrace for events to take place right in the great outdoors of Rossland. The Josie is also positioned to become a sought-after venue for B.C. mountain weddings year-round, offering an exclusive venue to accommodate small elopements and large bashes alike.
For more information and to meet Josie, please visit www.thejosie.com and follow @thejosiehotel on social media.
About The Josie Hotel
The Josie Hotel (The Josie) is a boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel located at the base of RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia, along the world-renowned Powder Highway. With 106 guest rooms and suites, crackling fire pits, a premier fitness facility, a boutique spa overlooking the mountain and ski and activity concierge services, The Josie merges boutique accommodations with authentic Red Mountain adventure and the distinct spirit of the Rossland Region. The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge (The Velvet), The Josie’s full-service dining establishment helmed by Chef Marc-Andre Choquette, represents the first culinary-offering of its kind in the region. With a focus on casual, yet contemporary dining, The Velvet prides itself on innovative use of locally-sourced, seasonally-shifting ingredients. The destination hotel boasts more than 1,500 square feet of unique venue space and an adjoining terrace, all with stunning vistas of Red Mountain and the Rossland Range.
Meet Josie: www.thejosie.com.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 45 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance.
For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
About William Cole
William Cole is a boutique, full-service private real estate development company headquartered in Bryan, Texas. Formed in 1996 and named for the two sons of the founder, William Cole focuses on the development, acquisition, marketing and operation of carefully selected, hospitality-focused real estate including boutique hotels, private golf clubs, wellness facilities and entire master planned communities. From the initial vision through commissioning, William Cole delivers projects of lasting significance to their community.
For more information, visit www.WilliamColeInc.com or call William Cole Inc. at 281-580-2085.