The Riôtel Matane hotel complex is modernizing its facilities to enhance its tourism offer

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

The Government of Canada awards $155,400 in funding to the Matane hotel

February 11, 2019 – Matane, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Riôtel Matane is a four-star hotel complex overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It is located along the renowned Gaspé Tour tourism circuit. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions has provided the hotel with a $155,400 repayable contribution to allow it to enhance its tourism offer on domestic and foreign markets.

The funding was announced today by the Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. The Government of Canada assistance will allow the establishment to finish renovating the hotel’s rooms. The refurbishment project will require a total investment of over $300,000.

The Matane hotel complex is a subsidiary of the Riotel Hospitality Group, which also owns two other establishments in the Gaspé: the Riôtel Percé and the Riôtel Bonaventure. The Riôtel Matane hotel has seven modern meeting rooms, a restaurant, two swimming pools—one indoor and one outdoor, and a health centre. It also offers various packages for travellers to ensure an unforgettable stay.

Tourism is a growing sector around the world. Government of Canada support for the development of tourism infrastructure and the showcasing of picturesque local attractions helps generate significant economic benefits in regions and communities.

“The aim of CED’s funding for the Riôtel Matane hotel is to foster tourism growth in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie regions, both of which are known for their incomparable attractions. Through this support, the Government of Canada is reaffirming its commitment to promote tourism as a vehicle for growth and economic diversification in our regions.”

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“The Government of Canada is standing by its commitments by supporting projects that have a positive impact on tourism and the local economy. When we support businesses and organizations in their tourism promotion initiatives, we are contributing to the economic vitality of the regions and helping the regions showcase their assets in order to attract more and more visitors.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

“This financial support will allow us to give our rooms a more contemporary character that combines comfort and distinction. We are pleased to be able to offer a four-star seaside experience that pays tribute to the beauty of the site and the region.”

François Rioux, President, Group Riôtel

Quick facts

  • Today’s announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.

  • The funding comes from CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program

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