The GEORGE MARINE HOTEL AND RESIDENCES will meet the architectural, environmental, social, and economic goals of the Gibsons Harbour Area Plan. It will recognize the importance of supporting, appreciating and celebrating the history, the traditions and the arts in Gibsons. Extreme care will be taken to protect the waterfront area adjacent to the property.
The buildings will aim for LEED Gold construction standards, one of the highest levels of energy and environmental design leadership in North America, thus protecting the aquifer and the sensitive aquatic life in the area. Most important, The George will represent a major economic catalyst for the Town of Gibsons.
The George will help diversify and stabilize the Gibsons economy by adding an estimated 130 full time jobs at build-out, over 245 man years of construction employment, over one million dollars in tax revenue per year, attract over 32,000 visitors annually that will contribute approximately 7.9 million in annual conference and tourism spending.
Furthermore it will give the Gibsons Landing area a new community “hub,” providing a boost for local
businesses, marine tourism and offer new opportunities for cultural and eco-tourism activities.