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Sequel Hospitality Investments launches a unique alternative to Lake Muskoka living

July 31, 2014

Launch of new phases at Touchstone on Lake Muskoka provides new access to Muskoka cottage market

TORONTO/MUSKOKA, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Sequel Hospitality Investments (Sequel) announces the release of phases two and three at Touchstone on Lake Muskoka (Touchstone), providing a new form of resort living with exclusive waterfront access.

The limited release includes only 66 villas and lofts. The new development encompasses the Boathouse Villas and Lofts, Beach House Villas and the Tree Top Penthouse Villas ranging in size from 400 to 2,200 square feet. The resort condos start from just $229,000 with a rental program available for use by resort guests.

National Geographic recently named Lake Muskoka as the #1 summer destination in the world. "Access to the esteemed Lake Muskoka address is becoming limited by price and availability," notes Robert McLaughlin President and COO of Sequel Hospitality Investments.  "Being a Muskoka-based development company, we envisioned an offering that meets the needs of a changing market – one that is seeking the boutique, privacy-driven tradition of lakefront Muskoka cottage life, but with a modern-day twist in the ways of price, services and lifestyle amenities."

The investment in the land that is now Touchstone had millions of dollars of existing infrastructure in place, providing the developer a unique opportunity to offer five star architecture, design and amenities in the most sought-after destination outside of the GTA.

"Resort real estate in the area is often forced to be dense to cover land costs," notes Anne Lacarde, President and CEO of Sequel Hotels & Resorts. "Cottage life is a lifestyle that just doesn't work if it's not boutique. We are fortunate to pass on both the lifestyle and savings to new condo owners, given the low price of purchase on the land without compromising."

Touchstone occupies 23 acres along the shores of Lake Muskoka between Bracebridge and Port Carling, 90 minutes north of Toronto. Architecture by Ava Janikowski Architect Inc. reflects the warmth of a traditional Muskoka style in its exteriors. The Beach House villas will have a new lakeside pool and hot tub and social elements that range from late night outdoor movies under the stars, to Saturday markets for local producers and artisans.

Internationally renown Interior Design by Moncur and Associates will maintain the elements of the region and yet contain timeless resort finishes with a hip chic twist.  Each fully furnished home enjoys kitchens with stainless steel appliances, fireplaces, and bathrooms with soaker tubs and glass shower stalls. Each unit will have a deck and uninterrupted views of Lake Muskoka and lakeside great rooms.

Touchstone amenities include Taste restaurant and Touch spa, inclusive of 6 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with the highest level of services and products, complimented by Tone fitness centre.

For those interested, Touchstone is holding a Lakefront Sales Event open to the public on Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Boathouse at Touchstone Resort, 1869 Muskoka Road 118 West, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W8 starting at 1pm. For more information please visit: www.touchstoneonlakemuskoka.com or email Tony at sales@touchstoneonlakemuskoka.com.

About Touchstone on Lake Muskoka

Set on Lake Muskoka, between Port Carling and Bracebridge, off Highway 118, Touchstone Muskoka encompasses luxurious accommodations ranging from spa suites to 2,000 sq. ft., 4-bedroom villas.  Touchstone is also home to Taste Restaurant, designed to capture Muskoka's heritage of wooden boat building, and Touch Spa, with six treatment rooms and outdoor treatment facilities overlooking the lake.  Just 90 minutes from Toronto by car or 50 minutes by float plane, other key features of Touchstone include an 825-foot waterfront, with white sand beach on one side of the peninsula and deep boating water on the other, an infinity pool, the Boathouse lakeside conference centre and fireplaces in every guest room. www.touchstoneonlakemuskoka.com

About Sequel Hospitality Investments

Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc. ("SHI") is a private equity group and development investment company focused on the hotel and resort asset class and mixed-use developments. The Sequel Group of companies is a leading driver of lifestyle boutique properties. www.sequelhospitalityinvest.com

About Sequel Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 2005, Sequel Hotels and Resorts is an independent operator, third party manager and turnaround specialist, with distinctive hotels and resort properties in Canada. Sequel Hotels and Resorts has a record of RevPar index leadership, solid operating margins, innovative marketing and distribution, strong company culture and intuitive guest service. www.sequelhotels.com

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