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.