Copper Point Resort opening this month

The new, award-winning Copper Point Resort is finally opening to the public, and just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend.

  • May. 10, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The new, award-winning Copper Point Resort is finally opening to the public, and just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend.

On May 20, this new four-season resort located on Cooper Road in Invermere, will be opening its doors for its first spring/summer season.

The resort first made major headlines in mid-February, where on February 16, Rohit Communities won three gold Tommie Awards for the Copper Point Resort development.

The awards were given by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association Central Okanagan Region.

Often considered the “Oscars” of the building industry, Rohit brought home awards in the following categories: Excellence in Logo Design, Individual Advertisement and Advertising Campaign of the Year.

The resort also won its first Canadian Home Builders Association National SAM Award for Best Direct Mail production in early March.

The award was given at the national convention, held in Banff, Alberta, and recognizes and honours new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, and more in the building industry.

“I think the awards have helped us create a believability, it’s helped people identify with our longevity and strength,” said Copper Point Resort Owner’s representative and Director of Public Relations and Brand Development with Rohit Group of Companies Michellene Kandert.

“It’s helped people get to know us and feel secure and safe with their investments with us.”

The 106-suite resort features just about every accommodation luxury expected of a high-caliber destination; golf courses, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, restaurant and lounge, spa, concierge service, recreational centres for tennis and basketball, and more.

In the winter, visitors can enjoy skiing in the Valley, and the seasonal advantages of Lake Windermere.

“I think that what we’ve done different in our business strategy or philosophy is we made a decision at the onset of this project that we were going to complete amenities alongside the property,” said Kandert.

“When we said we wanted to do this, we made a business decision that we were going to open as much all at once as possible.

“I think what sets us apart is that we have a restaurant, a lounge and a patio that, when we open on Friday May 20, can accommodate 200 people. We’re delivering the project as much to completion as possible.”

The Victoria Day long weekend opening is described as the resort’s “soft” opening.

However, a grand opening gala is planned for June 28.

“We’ve hired a Grammy-nominated band, we’re going to do some food and wine stations, and we’re going to be sending out invitations to all of the business communities in the surrounding area probably within the first and second week of June,” said Kandert.

Kandert went on to express the success of the vision, saying “Our homeowners are taking possession next week, and I think that’s really exciting, because it really, firmly plants that people are actually moving in, it’s really happening. It’s not just a hope or a wish or a dream.

“We said at last year’s May long weekend that we were going to deliver this property, that we were going to have them move in in one year.

“It has taken a huge amount of effort and energy and dedication to those owners who put their faith and their trust and their belief in us.

“They took a risk we could deliver on our intentions.

“There is nothing that strikes a stronger chord than to be with integrity, delivering on our intentions to the people who had faith in us.”

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