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Major Renovations at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre


Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre is pleased to announce a major renovation beginning in November 2019. The year-round property, owned and operated by IMP Group, will see updates to its 105 guestrooms, lobby, lounge and restaurant to bring a chic, cozy nautical feel to the resort, while also focusing on revamping the culinary program and growing on-site activities.

“We are excited to continue on our path to being the leading premier 4-star destination resort on the South Shore,” said IMP CEO, Kirk Rowe. “With renovated rooms and common space, guests will be treated to Nova Scotian hospitality, delicious food, and nautically inspired surroundings all year round.”

The nautically inspired guest rooms will feature updated furniture, fixtures and bathrooms, as well as décor from local artists and will offer everything guests dream of in a comfortable coastal stay.

Oak Island Resort will be introducing a new branded lounge and dining room to offer guests a more enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant will offer elevated comfort food in a country beach-house setting on the water with panoramic views. The dishes will be inspired by Nova Scotian recipes using locally sourced ingredients. The lounge will feature an open bar area giving guests a wide range of leading local and international wines, spirits and beer. Visitors will also enjoy a new oceanside event space which will be the perfect setting for weddings and events.

The refreshed venues will be led by Chef Nathan Guggenheimer who joins the team as Director of Culinary to lead, grow and oversee the culinary aspects of the resort.

“Our culinary program will be driven by local ingredients and traditional Nova Scotian dishes giving both guests and locals their new favourite restaurant,” says Guggenheimer. “The local food movement is not a fad - we are embracing what we have around us. We’ll use local ingredients and add our own Oak Island twist - taking them to the next level.”

A former competitor on Top Chef Canada, Chef Nathan has travelled the world developing his diverse skillset and has had the opportunity to work under culinary powerhouse chefs, Daniel Boulud, David Hawksworth and Phil Howard.

As the renovations to the property get underway, the team will also be working on a revamped recreation program that focuses on using the natural waterfront access, large property and year-round on-site amenities, including a new outdoor hot tub. Everything a guest will need will be found on the hotel property.

To help guests enjoy the surrounding area, the resort will offer tours by boat, with See the Sea excursions and by land, with Sea the Shore tours. There will be something for everyone year-round to give an authentically Nova Scotian experience at every touch point topped with signature Nova Scotian hospitality.

About Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre:

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre has been welcoming visitors ashore since 1970, always with the simple vision of offering others a special kind of coastal destination, a warm and inspired place to create treasured waterside memories with loved ones. Nearly 50 years later, Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre is still doing just that. We may have grown over the years, but our shores haven’t changed, our resort is set overlooking the many tiny islands of beautiful Mahone Bay – an area overflowing with dramatic stories of swashbucklers, sailors and a pirate’s buried treasure. We’re proud of our South Shore heritage and way of life, and it still puts a smile on our face to give our guests a Nova Scotian experience like no other.

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre of today has evolved into a year-round, full-service retreat with sweeping coastal vistas, countless amenities and activities, a bustling marina, the tranquil Aqua Spa, and warm Nova Scotian hospitality that attracts visitors from all over the world. In fact, it’s our friendly east coast service that keeps guests returning again and again.

2651 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3L 4T1

Telephone: 902-453-2400
Toll Free: 1-877-244-0878