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Dalton Hotel to be converted to rental suites

Guests at B.C.’s oldest continuously operating hotel have been told to leave by Monday as the building is renovated and turned into mostly-bachelor suites over the next 18 months.

Work on the Dalton Hotel at 759 Yates St. will begin this fall on 81 bachelor and 12 one-bedroom units after a group of investors purchased the building, said Jordan Milne, president of GMC Projects.

“We’re in the process of determining the extent of what we want to do,” Milne said.

A permit will likely be required to replace the existing storefront entrance to the lobby and to expose original brick columns on the main floor, Milne said.

Retail tenants, including a liquor store and two restaurants, on the main floor of the building are expected to stay open during renovations.

A hotel has been located on the site since 1862, while the current three-storey masonry structure was constructed in 1890.

View an investment summary of the proposed renovation here.

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