There were three phases to the Mount Robson Inn you know today. The first phase of the hotel in Jasper was built in 1958; the second phase saw additional rooms to the property in 1960’s and the property that you see today finished in 1973. In the early 1970’s the operation became father, son and grandson. Les’ son Chad was born and raised at the Mount Robson Inn. From an early age Chad was carrying bags for guests, cleaning rooms, shovelling snow and helping out where needed. The family had a hands-on approach to their business. The community of Jasper and the family lost Joe Gulevich in 1989. In the early 1990’s Chad went to school in Edmonton and came back to Jasper to operate the Jasper hotel. The Gulevich family lost Les in 1998 and Chad has been operating the hotel with his mother Vicky to this day.
Chad candidly shares, “we are not on a lake, not on a ski hill, not on a golf course, what we do is rooms – we will always make it feel like a home, more than a hotel room.” The Gulevich family has added rooms and renovated since the mid 80’s every year with the majority of hotel renovations being done to the accommodations to include extra amenities.
Care for the guest, for their experience in Jasper is the foundation of The Gulevich family philosophy – “we put the guest experience at the forefront of our offering, not just renting a room, providing an experience – advice, amenities, breakfast” says Chad Gulevich, Owner.
The family philosophy is carried throughout the hotel with Chad as the General Manager, his wife Alana overseeing guest relations and general amenities like the newly opened Breakfast Room.
The newest adventure for the Mount Robson Inn is the upcoming renovations to the Economy Guest Room category. This is no small hotel room renovation, all twenty of these rooms will be completely renovated to suite the guests need of today’s modern age. Chad has spent considerable amount of time looking at other hotel properties and working with a designer on design concepts. However, Chad knows that the best people to ask are the guests. ”They’ve stayed in the rooms, showered, slept, relaxed so of course, they are the ones who are best to get input from” says Gulevich. As a result, the Design a Hotel Room in Jasper contest is under way.
Design a Hotel Room Contest
The Design a Hotel Room contest calls on past guests, Facebook fans and staff to share their cool ideas of what the rooms should look like. All entries will have a chance to win a two night Jasper ski getaway. In fact, three prize packages will be given away for the top three ideas.
Here are some facts: Economy Guest Rooms are approximately 195 square feet and must accommodate a queen size bed, night stand, television, regular amenities such as clock radio, coffee maker, etc.
The Mount Robson Inn offers a variety of year round accommodation specials and hotel packages in the Canadian Rockies for you
to get out there and enjoy Jasper. In Jasper National Park you can be as busy or relaxed as you like. We strive to offer the best vacation specials and packages amongst the hotels in Jasper. Check out our seasonal vacation packages including Marmot Basin Ski Packages and the popular Suite & Sparkling Couples package from $358 for the weekend for two adults.