William Cole Hotel, LP today announced it has signed an agreement with Marriott International that adds The Josie in Rossland, BC to Marriott International’s exclusive Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio.
Regularly ranked among the best ski hotels in North America, the 106-room property sits at the base of RED Mountain Resort, the legendary independent, 3,850-acre (1,558-hectare) winter and summer playground, ranked ninth largest in skiable acres in North America. The Josie will be the ninth Canadian hotel to join Marriott’s Autograph Collection, bringing an eclectic, contemporary and authentic brand to one of the most sought-after ski resorts on the continent.
“Placing The Josie in Autograph Collection Hotels is a win for all of our guests who can now benefit from The Josie being part of Marriott Bonvoy, an extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands and an award-winning travel program,” said Spencer Clements, President of William Cole Companies, the developer of The Josie. “We created The Josie specifically for Rossland and Red Mountain Resort. Knowing that Autograph Collection Hotels recognizes and celebrates that uniqueness while delivering a luxury, personalized experience is what convinced us to add this strong brand to our hotel.”
Managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, The Josie offers outdoor adventurers immediate ski-in, ski-out/bike-in, bike-out access to RED Mountain Resort. With a collection of stylish guest rooms and suites designed to bring the outdoors in, alongside crackling fire pits, a premier spa and fitness facility, and ski concierge services, The Josie merges boutique accommodations with rugged mountain adventure and the distinct spirit of Rossland. The destination property is home to more than 2,500 square feet of flexible event space, including an adjoining terrace – all boasting panoramic vistas of RED Mountain and the Rossland range. After an exhilarating day on the mountain, guests can linger at The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge over a soul-enriching culinary experience. Here, a regional menu spotlights ingredients from local farmers and growers, paired with a curated wine list and signature cocktails.
Now is the perfect time for outdoor enthusiasts to book a trip to Rossland. In 2019, RED Mountain added a new chairlift and seven runs, expanding the skiable area of Topping Creek to over 300 acres and helping to streamline skier flow to Grey Mountain. In 2020 they joined the Ikon pass community opening up the opportunity to North American Ikon pass holders. The mountain enjoys 300 inches (7.6 metres) of annual snowfall, and offers novice and intermediate skiers a paradise of wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical (2,919 feet/890 metres), affordable in-bound cat-skiing ($10 per run), 360-degree descents, and some of the best mountain biking in BC.
“We are thrilled to work with William Cole and welcome The Josie into our Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio,” said Paul Loehr, Regional Vice President, Development, Marriott International. We continue to expand our Autograph Collection Hotels brand throughout Canada as owners look to affiliate their independent hotels with Marriott’s powerful global distribution platform, marketing and sales engines, and turnkey loyalty program. We look forward to The Josie’s expected opening later this year.”
Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels comprises 237 independent hotels around the world hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality. The Josie will be formally converted into an Autograph Collection Hotel by late 2021. For more information about The Josie, visit www.thejosie.com.