(Quebec) Abandoned in December, the project of Club Med Massif de Charlevoix begins to rise from the ashes. Claude Choquette, Group President Le Massif, even hopeful that history can experience a happy ending.
“We work hard to try to find a solution that could achieve that,” he commented on the sidelines of a press conference Thursday. Mr. Choquette works since late April in collaboration with the Economy Minister Dominique Anglade and Investissement Québec to put your finger on what went wrong in the first round.
This is the MP Caroline Simard allowing this first meeting, and since the work continues to advance.
“We have a first draft of what could be done, but we are not yet at setting the record,” says Choquette. As Investissement Québec owns 30% of shares of the ski center Le Massif, the agency has great interest in operating the project. “They agreed to review the overall position,” suggests Mr. Choquette, without getting into numbers.
For its part, the company Club Med is still in exploration in Canada and the US to find another place where it could build its first ski village all inclusive in North America. But for now, no announcement has been made about another destination.
“They loved the project! We had created some interesting links with Club Med. We got along well, “recalls Mr. Choquette. According to him, the months past have made the company realize that “the baby might have been thrown out with the bath water”, especially a lot of regulatory work and preparation has already been done.
This is why the Massif managers went to meet the spring in their Miami offices. “Both parties would work that way, with all a little water in our wine,” Mr. Choquette.
These are financial risk issues that were the case stumble there six months. If the project a broad impact on the Quebec City or even the entire province, the risks were concentrated in the hands of Groupe Le Massif. This is why the partners are trying to see if they could not make “financial engineering.”
Club Med project is to erect a complex of 300 accommodation units opened in the year, where the star would be skiing in the winter, but where tourists could find four season activities.