Effective May 1, 2023 Gitxaała Enterprises Corporation (GECO), a wholly owned entity of the Gitxaała Nation, will acquire the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert, BC.
“The Crest has embodied the essence of the Prince Rupert community for the past 62 years and has consistently delivered superior hospitality and service to residents and guests” said Michael Uehara, CEO Gitxaała Enterprises Corporation. “Few properties in the world have embraced a sense of place as well as the Crest has done. We recognize that the success of the hotel is due to the dedication and commitment of the management team and staff to provide guests with an outstanding experience at Prince Rupert’s premier hotel.”
Chief Councillor Linda Innes said, “The Gitxaała Nation is very pleased to be the new owners of the Crest Hotel. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to bring the hotel into our Nation’s group of businesses through Gitxaała Enterprises Corporation. We have and will continue to actively pursue economic opportunities of every viable industry in the area. With the acquisition of the Crest, Gitxaała takes another step in creating long-term wealth and opportunities for the community, the Nation and its members.