After ten years of planning and nine months of construction -- the Best Western Plus in Walkerton is now open.
The 5.8 million dollar luxury hotel is located in in the East Ridge Business Park.
The upscale hotel features 52 rooms, an indoor pool, hospitality suites and a conference area.
There is a strong local component to the project -- 37 local business people invested a minimum of 50 thousand dollars each into the project.
Brockton Mayor David Inglis is happy to finally have the hotel open.
Inglis feels the hotel will bring more families to the municipality.
He notes the hotel will also be able to accommodate the hundreds of people who come to the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for training.
Excitement about the project has been growing -- to date, the Hotel has more than 25 hundred bookings.
A grand opening ceremony will take place on June 8th.