Forest Park Hotel: First new hotel in Jasper to open in nearly 40 years

Pursuit introduced the new Forest Park Hotel, a wilderness inspired space located in the globally renowned Canadian mountain town of Jasper, expanding its portfolio of iconic experiences, attractions and accommodations within Jasper National Park.

Located at the edge of town, surrounded by stunning mountains and thick coniferous forests, the Forest Park Hotel will provide the ideal basecamp for visitors looking to immerse themselves in nature while staying close to the town’s vibrant downtown shopping and culinary offerings.

Connected to the former Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, the two hotels will become one, creating a year-round, resort-style getaway. The new addition will open to guests this upcoming June.

“Jasper is an incredibly beautiful place, visited by guests from around the globe. The soon-to-be-completed Forest Park Hotel featuring contemporary, nature-inspired design will provide guests with a relaxing escape when visiting such a beloved Canadian national park,” said Stu Back, Chief Operating Officer, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit.

The design of the new property, led by globally acclaimed Canadian design firm DIAOLG and supported by Lawson Projects and Johnston Builders Ltd. of Alberta, will feature a fresh and modern palette integrating natural wood and stone accents throughout the space.

Eighty of the new addition’s 88 rooms will include kitchenettes and all will include expanded patios that seamlessly bring the outdoors in. The property will also feature a vaulted pavilion, complete with a show-stopping fireplace that enhances the cozy ambiance of the mountain hotel experience.

“Our reveal of the Forest Park Hotel is the culmination of several years of thoughtful design and development work to realize our vision for this expansive property as a modern resort destination, equally attractive to both regional and international guests,” said David Barry, President, Pursuit. “Our expanding global collection of attraction and hospitality experiences in iconic natural settings such as Jasper National Park, enables visitors to experience these special places in an immersive and transformative way.”

Forest Park Hotel will complement Pursuit’s current portfolio of hotels and iconic experiences in Jasper National Park. These include the Columbia Icefield Adventure, Columbia Icefield Skywalk, Glacier View Lodge at the Columbia Icefield, dining and boat tour adventures at Maligne Lake and the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen near Jasper.

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