Over the summer, the Banff Lodging Company proudly debuted the newly-constructed Moose Hotel & Suites in beautiful Banff, Alberta. This four-star property features 174 rooms within walking distance from the heart of downtown Banff, and is crowned with a distinctive Boral concrete tile roof.
Set against Banff’s unparalleled landscape that’s home to Canada’s famous Banff National Park, the project is the newest hotel introduced by the Banff Lodging Company. “As the largest new hotel development in Banff, this is a signature project for us,” said Sean O’Farrell, director of sales and marketing with Banff Caribou Properties. “The scale, design, quality and location come together to provide the ultimate lodging experience for anyone lucky enough to visit Banff.”
The hotel showcases a village-style feel, consisting of smaller buildings centered around an elaborately landscaped courtyard. The project is significant, in part, for being one of the largest hotel developments since the Canadian federal government established a commercial growth cap in 1998, which prevented many hospitality developments from moving forward.
The Moose Hotel & Suites features a number of different guest configurations, along with a restaurant, fitness center, spa and two rooftop pools complete with exceptional landscaping and panoramic views. Guests are also welcome to explore the restored 1913 landmark home of prominent Canadian Leonard Leacock in the hotel courtyard. Leacock inhabited the home as a child and later went on to have a distinguished career in music, photography and mountaineering before his death in 1992. Upon construction of the hotel, the house was carefully removed, preserved, restored and then returned to its current location.
It’s still used today as a relaxing space for guests, and to host small receptions and other engagements, according to the hotel website.
Banff-based Rocky Mountain Sundeck and Roof completed the project and played a key role in the selection of Boral Roofing’s distinctive red tile roof. The tile was selected primarily for its quality, durability and aesthetic appeal. Boral Roofing manufactured the custom Mission Red, Saxony Slate 900 concrete roof tile to adorn the property as an enduring roof solution. Capturing the appearance of natural slate, the roof tile complements the inherent beauty of the new three-story hotel’s rustic mountain lodge style.
Rocky Mountain Sundeck and Roof completed the installation over several months. The crew, alongside Convoy Supply, worked over the holiday period to have the tiles sent and mocked-up for Banff Caribou Properties to approve the color, finish and spec details. Complete installation of the 93,000 square-foot roof occurred in the spring as the hotel neared full construction completion.
“The roof tile installation of the new Moose Hotel & Suites is a significant portfolio project for us,” said Brock Hanson, owner of Rocky Mountain Sundeck. “With developments of this magnitude rare in Banff, we were thrilled to be a partner on it.”
As a sustainable roofing material, concrete tile is known for its long lifespan and its ability to withstand weather conditions common to the area. Manufactured with naturally occurring and abundant geologic materials that are sourced in the tile’s creation, the tile incorporates no chemical preservatives and is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life on the roof.