Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. Luxury Hotel Planned at Airport Campus

    WINNIPEG, July 28 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to
announce the construction of Winnipeg's foremost luxury hotel, a 100 room
facility by Lakeview Management Inc. at the Winnipeg James Armstrong
Richardson International Airport.
    "We are thrilled to introduce the newest concepts in hotel service
offerings with the establishment of the Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel," said
Jack Levit, CEO of Lakeview Management Inc. "The success of the Four Points by
Sheraton airport property, combined with ongoing development on the airport
campus makes this a great opportunity to meet the demands of today and the
    "We are pleased to be working with Lakeview in bringing a world class
hotel facility to the airport campus," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. "Having a hotel with these amenities in such
proximity to the new terminal building provides significant advantages as we
continue marketing our airport and region to the world."
    Building on today's best-in-class hotel concepts, the Grand Winnipeg
Airport Hotel will set itself apart through a focus on architecture, design
and service. From the moment guests step into the open and transparent hotel
lobby with its world class restaurant and lounge, Lakeview Management Inc's
commitment to excellence will be evident. In addition to spacious,
contemporary rooms and suites outfitted with amenities such as 44" flat panel
TV's, DVD players, free to guest movies and espresso makers, the Grand
Winnipeg Airport Hotel will also offer a 2,500 square foot spa, a
state-of-the-art exercise room, meeting space with capacities from 20 to 150
people, a sushi bar and a sky lounge.
    The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel will be located north of the existing
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and west of the new airport Parkade with an
anticipated opening date of 2010. The hotel is planned to be connected on
ground level with the Four Points by Sheraton and will be directly across from
the new terminal building.

    Lakeview Management Inc. is a fully diversified real estate development
company, with expertise in all aspects of property development, financing,
design, construction and ongoing property management. Founded in 1964 by its
CEO, Jack Levit, Lakeview's current efforts are focused on hotel development
and management. Lakeview owns and/or manages 33 hotels across Canada.

    Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation
responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong
Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. Net income is
reinvested by WAA back into the community, primarily through airport
development projects. WAA relies on revenues derived through the business of
operating facilities and services without taxpayer involvement in funding of
airport infrastructure improvements for our community.
    Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our
customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive to be
a leader in its growth and development.

For further information:

For further information: Christine Alongi, Director, Communications and
Public Affairs, Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc., Phone: (204) 987-2021, 24
Hour Media Line: (204) 992-2791,; Jack Levit, CEO, Lakeview
Management Inc., Phone: (204) 947-1161,,

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