Inn on Centre, a new hotel in Gimli dubbed ‘Gimli’s Unique Boutique Hotel’, has opened for business.
According to local owner Kim Giesbrecht as many as 150 people attended the event and celebration on May 30.
Giesbrecht, who was born and raised in Gimli, comes from a business background. She has worked as a realtor and broker for Interlake Real Estate since 2011. She became general manager for the agency earlier this year.
When the iconic Victorian-style home, which was previously a gift and bicycle shop, came up for sale, Giesbrecht took the opportunity to reinvent the property into the Unique Boutique.
The main level of the two-storey building contains two suites, which come complete with amenities and contemporary decor. In addition, the hotel offers a covered verandah and a cozy common area where guests can relax in armchairs and read books.
Giesbrecht lives on the second floor as this makes it convenient for her manage the business while she can attend to the needs of guests’ when they arise.