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Ocean Village Sold

Vancouver, Canada
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Ocean Village Sold

Ocean Village, which comes up from time to time on this forum, often with nostalgia, has been sold -

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Tofino+resort+sold+Vancouver+developers/2756370/story.html

Not sure what this will mean to the resort, rates, etc.

Edit -

I see that the link has not come through. Those interested should go to

www.vancouversun.com

and plug "Ocean Village into the search engine.

Edited: 02 April 2010, 17:31
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1. Re: Ocean Village Sold

Interesting.

At first I was full of skepticism, but it doesn't sound like they're tearing it down to build some sort of luxury hotel. Looks like they're planning to spruce it up a little. Here's a snippet from the article:

"Brown said the new ownership group has no plans to tear anything down, but "will build on what the previous owners created.

"It's tired and we're here to inject some new energy," Brown said in an interview. "They've done a lot of things well. It's been an affordable family vacation property, and we don't want to mess with that. We want to upgrade Ocean Village in a thoughtful and sustainable way."

Brown leads Chesterman Properties with Vancouver partners Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson. He specializes in remodelling existing buildings and has received an Ethics in Action Award as well as a Mayor's Environmental Achievement Award from the City of Vancouver for previous projects.

"My philosophy is we've got enough buildings in this world ... let's fix up the ones we have," said Brown."

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2. Re: Ocean Village Sold

Great news! We have sent hundreds of our guests there over the years and I am glad that they are keeping the resort and improving it. Every destination needs a range of accommodation and OV was always our affordable choice recommendation.

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