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Bellstar Appoints Jackie Frederick General Manager
for the Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, 
Osoyoos, British Columbia
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Osoyoos, British Columbia, June 10, 2005 - The Okanagan's most anticipated resort -- Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa -- is proud to announce Jackie Frederick as General Manager. The resort is scheduled to open in Osoyoos, BC this July.

Jackie will lead the Spirit Ridge team in delivering exceptional resort experiences, which are only natural due to the resort's spacious condo-style accommodation, concierge services, and easy access to a leading winery, golf course, Native interpretive centre, Lake Osoyoos and more.

Jackie's extensive experience in hospitality includes working with a major chain hotel in nearby Penticton, fulfilling key roles such as General Manager and Regional Director of Sales. She is a perfect fit for a resort that aims to help guests get the most out of Osoyoos and the surrounding area. Jackie and her daughter enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Okanagan, fishing, playing basketball and camping. She also has a passion for hockey, and can often be found cheering on her favorite hockey team, the Penticton Vees.

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa is developed and managed by Bellstar Hotels & Resorts of Calgary, Alberta. 

The vision for this destination resort was developed by Bellstar, working in cooperation with the Osoyoos Indian Band.  Spirit Ridge will encompass a collection of vacation condos, a luxury spa, a desert-style golf course, a premium vineyard, expansive pools and world-class food and beverage services… all accentuated by the natural serenity of the desert. 

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa is a strata-titled “lifestyle resort” with quarter-share and full-share ownership opportunities.   Bellstar is managing all aspects of this project encompassing the development of the Resort concept, interior design, FF&E purchases, real estate sales and marketing (with Resort Strategies Group), pre- and post-opening sales and marketing for the operation, and operations/strata property management. 

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts mission is to deliver exceptional resort experiences through its properties in Alberta and British Columbia. Other Bellstar properties include Mystic Springs Chalets & Hot Pools in Canmore, AB; Bellasera Tuscan Villas & Piazza, a resort residence club in Kelowna, BC; Fire Mountain Lodge in Canmore, AB (opens 2006); and Blackstone Mountain Lodge in Canmore, AB (opens 2007). The Bellstar principals have also been involved in resort and hotel projects in Waterton Lakes National Park, Kananaskis Country west of Calgary, Vernon, Edmonton and Calgary. 

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Contact:
Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa
Osoyoos, British Columbia
www.spiritridge.ca
www.bellstar.ca
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Also See: Hotel Market Update Report Western Canada; Hotel Transactions, Market RevPar, Occupancy Report, Mid Year 2004 / Aug 2004


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