Jasper Park Lodge accepting reservations again after mystery block booking cancelled

A famous luxury hotel in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains has reopened reservations after they were mysteriously closed last month because of a private block booking.

In an email obtained by The Canadian Press, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge told customers who initially had their reservations cancelled that the decision to accept the block booking “was not taken lightly.”

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“The ongoing pandemic has been particularly hard on the travel and tourism industry, with a tremendous amount of layoffs and significantly reduced hours for many of our hardworking colleagues throughout 2020, and 2021 thus far,” said the email sent Thursday.

“We had to make a business decision weighing our responsibility to our guests alongside the responsibility to our colleagues, who are struggling to support their families.”

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The email said the hotel in Jasper National Park is now accepting re-bookings for customers’ original dates.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is viewed across Beauvert Lake before sunrise on June 25, 2013 near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. George Rose/Getty Images

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge was not immediately available for comment.

All 446 rooms at the hotel were recently unavailable to book between Feb. 23 and April 29, sparking speculation online that the hotel could soon be a filming site.

The hotel in Jasper National Park would not confirm last month that there were plans to film at the site for privacy reasons.

Some news outlets reported that The Bachelorette reality TV show would be filming in Canada this year.

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