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 Hotel and Conference Facility Proposals Sought for
Site Adjacent to University of Guelph School of
Hospitality and Tourism Management
September 2004 - Land Lease and Development Proposals are invited from qualified proponents for a proposal to develop a hotel and conference facility on a University-owned site in the City of Guelph Ontario Canada, a prosperous and growing diversified-economy community located approximately one hour drive west of Toronto.

Previous experience with major hotel and conference facility projects is a prerequisite and shall be demonstrated by the proponents in the first stage of the Request for Proposals. The University favors increased conference facilities for the adjacent Research Park tenants and others, and wishes to explore the advantages of a relationship between the hotel and the internationally acclaimed University of Guelph School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The University further wishes to explore the advantages to each of a relationship between the hotel and conference facility and an adjacent or combined fitness facility.

The land will be available for lease for a term and a land lease payment to be subsequently agreed upon in the Stage Two proposal. Willingness to share in some of the upside potential which this parcel presents will also be advantageous. The land has been designated in the City's Official Plan to permit a hotel use. Zoning will be sought by the proponents in concert with the University.

This is a two-stage request for proposals. Details of the Stage One Request for Proposals are available in the Invitation to Submit Proposals package which includes a land survey, Official Plan excerpts, zoning and site plan control information, supporting consultants' reports pertaining to transportation, servicing, conceptual site development and relevant hotel market information. This package is available from August 23, 2004 from The Landplan Collaborative Ltd. at a nonrefundable cost of $500.00 made payable to The University of Guelph. Interested parties may request the Invitation via email, fax or post, at the addresses noted below. The invitation package, in electronic or hard copy format (kindly specify format requested), will be forwarded upon receipt of requests from proponents and payment of the deposit.  Further information on the RFP can be obtained at:

Requirements for Stage Two proposals will be available on or before October 29, 2004, and will include financial details and arrangements, scheduling details, concept plans, and architectural renderings. It is anticipated that formal contracts would be executed in February 2005.

Submissions of Stage One Land Lease and Development Proposals based on directions contained in the Invitation to Submit Proposals must be filed by 4:00 p.m. EDST on October 4, 2004 with:

c/o The Landplan Collaborative Ltd. 319
Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3W4

For further information, contact Owen R. Scott, President, The Landplan
Collaborative Ltd. at: (519) 824-8664, facsimile (519) 824-6776, e-mail:

Dr. Don MacLaurin
Associate Professor
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
University of Guelph

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