After over a year without gatherings, the Jim Cuddy Trio came to kick things off with a bang.
When it comes to planning events and venue spaces, The Malcolm Hotel likes to think outside the box. Sure,
it’s a traditional hotel in the sense of offering 8,800 square feet of indoor meeting spaces, including small rooms up to grand ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Three Sisters. But what General Manager Andrew
Shepherd says he and his team really pride themselves in is “being able to get out of the box and create unusual or unconventional experiences for our guests.”
It should come as no surprise that after eighteen months of being shut down, events at The Malcolm would come back in a way so epic, even Canadian superstar Jim Cuddy couldn’t resist.
The new outdoor rooftop stage allows guests in rooms that overlook the pool and southside of the building to watch performances from their balconies, complete with in-suite fine dining options. For the Jim Cuddy Trio concert on July 4th, the chef’s garden was opened for VIP seating, as well as the pool deck.
“It was a big coordination to christen the newly built outdoor rooftop stage, which sets the level of experience to the maximum for our guests,” says Andrew.
The effort was worth it. Despite threats of rain during soundcheck, the sun emerged from behind the thunderclouds just as Jim Cuddy took the stage.
The atmosphere was, as Andrew says, “truly legendary.”
“Being able to see the emotions evoked from the music, in the form of heartfelt tears, smiles and goosebumps, was a definite highlight for all of our team. There was even a wedding proposal in the second act, with an obvious positive response.”
With events back on the roster for The Malcolm, neighbourhood touchstones such as the Festival of Trees, which is organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of Canmore, are in full planning mode.
Andrew says that the sales and events team is encouraged to explore its creative side, and while many upcoming events are under lock and key for now, there have been whispers of a Rooftop Winemaker’s Fine Dining Experience, and upcoming concerts hosted on the rooftop stage.
The best way to stay in the loop on upcoming events at The Malcolm is to follow its social media channels, where all the most up-to-date information is shared, including promotions and contests. The buzz of gathering is back.
“It’s an outstanding feeling to have excitement in the area once again,” says Andrew.
“We can finally get back to what we do best.”