This new meeting facility at Chateau Lake Louise is a seven-story addition to the hotel complex. Featuring 81 hotel rooms; a 9,500-square-foot conference room; several smaller meeting rooms; a restaurant; and banquet kitchen facilities, the addition was designed to tie in seamlessly with the existing hotel.
PCL worked with Parks Canada to make sure the project met Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) level requirements for energy consumption. This was accomplished partially by incorporating Lake Louise’s water in the building cooling system. CBIP adherence, along with strict parameters on water consumption and sanitary discharge, were required before Parks Canada would approve the building permit.
Prior to demolition, PCL eased the effects on traffic by building a vehicle bridge from Level 3 of the parkade to a service road. The team also constructed an underground service tunnel from the main loading dock to the new facility, cutting through the hotel main entrance while patrons continued to use the facility.