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Request for Proposals West Point Lighthouse


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Opportunity of a Lifetime …

Opportunity of a Lifetime

The West Point Development Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified parties and service providers interested in submitting proposals for a long-term agreement for the leasing and operating of the historic West Point Lighthouse Inn, located in Prince Edward Island.

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  • 1. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSTo Lease and Operate the West Point Lighthouse Inn For More Information:
  • 2. West Point Development Corporation, is seeking proposals from qualifiedparties and service providers interested in submitting proposals for a long-termagreement to lease and operate the historic West Point Lighthouse Inn, locatedin the Western Prince Edward Island (PEI).
  • 4. ABOUT WEST POINT• West Point is a cape and unincorporated community in the southwestern corner of PEI• Located within the North Cape Coastal Drive zone and an hour’s drive from Summerside (the 2nd largest urban area in the province)• Population of 596
  • 5. Major tourism establishmentslocated near the Inn include:• Cedar Dunes Provincial Park and Campground• West Point beach• Harbourside Center and restaurant• The Point Craft Shop• Newly expanded West Point marina
  • 6. HISTORY OF WEST POINTLIGHTHOUSE• Built in 1875, is PEI’s tallest lighthouse, at 67 feet 8 inches• Only 5 PEI lighthouses pre-date this lighthouse• A strong symbolic value as an important local historic site and it is an increasingly major tourist attraction• Only 2 keepers in 88 years as a staffed light• West Point Development Corporation oversaw the expansive renovations to the Inn, concluded in 2010 • Upgraded the inn • Relocated the restaurant • Integration of new facilities • New boardwalk and streetscape
  • 7. POST RENOVATIONSThe Lighthouse Inn is a recentlyrenovated 13-unit lodging facilitythat features:• Two rooms inside the historic West Point Lighthouse Museum (The Tower Room and Keeper’s Quarters)• Eleven attached rooms with hardwood floors, new furniture and walk-out decks.
  • 8. THE TOWER ROOMThe Tower Room is located on the second floor of the actual lighthouse. It hasa queen size bed, full bath and windows to the water.2012 Room Rate: $160
  • 9. THE KEEPERS QUARTERSThe Keepers Quarters is on the second floor of the West Point LighthouseMuseum. The Keepers Quarters is the room where the Lighthouse keeper’sfamily resided; it has two queen sized beds.2012 Room Rate: $160
  • 10. THE FIRST FLOOR SEASIDE ROOMSFirst Floor Seaside RoomsAll rooms are recently redesigned with a walk-out deck overlooking theNorthumberland Strait, hardwood floors and all new furniture and fixtures.Partially accessible rooms are available.2012 Room Rate: $137
  • 11. THE SECOND FLOOR SEASIDE ROOMSSecond Floor Seaside RoomsAll rooms are recently redesigned with a walk-out deck overlooking theNorthumberland Strait, hardwood floors and all new furniture and fixtures. 2012Room Rate: $150
  • 12. AMENITIES IN ALL ROOMS General Kitchen Bathroom Internet TV Amenities Facilities• Alarm Clock • Private • High-speed • Satellite TV • Small• Air • Bathtub and • Free • Flat Panel refrigerator Conditioning Shower • DVD Player • Sink• Telephone • Hair Dryer • Microwave• Fax• Iron and Ironing Board• Non-smoking
  • 13. WEST POINT LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM• One of the most recognizable/marketed lighthouses on PEI with well over 5,000 visitors per year.• 72 steps to reach the top for panoramic views• Describes history of the lighthouse and other PEI lighthouses; Features an extensive collection of lighthouse memorabilia• Provides history of local communities• The museum was recently renovated and features new interpretive panels and an amazing view of the Northumberland Strait and West Point
  • 14. SUBMITTAL DELIVERYFor more information on RFP: must be submitted no later than (insert date)• Submissions should be sent via email to the attention of: David Anderson, Managing Director at via mail:• Resources West Inc. Attention: David Anderson, Managing Director 455 Main Street P.O. Box 220 Alberton, PEI C0B 1B0
  • 15. EVALUATION CRITERIACriteria for evaluation will include but not be limited to:• Experience in successful accommodations management and operations• Financial resources• Strength of business plan• Ability to service guests• Innovative ideas or plans to promote the Inn• Investment in the Inn• Other factors deemed relevant by the West Point Development Corporation• References
  • 16. EVALUATION CRITERIA CONT’D• In selecting a lessee the West Point Development Corporation will consider all of the information provided by the respondents to the RFP as well as reference checks and other information derived for any investigation that the West Point Development Corporation may perform• The financial terms and length of the lease will be negotiated with the prospective lessee, identified through the RFP process• The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals