The Kwa’lilas Hotel is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel, offering high-end amenities and services for North Island visitors and residents. “Kwa’lilas” is a traditional word meaning ‘a place to sleep’. The hotel was named by the Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw elders in hopes that travelers and guests would find peaceful rest in the hotel after a day of exploration in the north island.
The hotel features 85 guestrooms plus meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people. A curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal art can be found throughout the hotel celebrating local traditions, stories and culture. Hotel guests can also choose to participate in a selection of eco-adventure tours and cultural experiences guided by community members and local experts.