Smitty’s in Steinbach has been a favourite fixture in the community for decades, welcoming guests into the dining room and lounge and making everyone feel right at home. So it only makes sense that Smitty’s ownership group would choose to expand their offerings by purchasing Sleep Suite Motel.
Kaely Dyck is part of the Smitty’s Steinbach ownership group. She says that like Smitty’s, Sleep Suite has been a trusted local institution for a long time.
“Martin, who owned Sleep Suite previously, was a big fan of Smitty's and we were a big fan of him,” explains Dyck. “We enjoyed the time that he spent visiting us,” she continues, and they’re honoured to pay tribute to his kindness as they carry on the business.
Dyck says the transition from running a restaurant to running a motel has gone smoothly.
“It's been great! The team and the staff that were already there have a very strong commitment to being very welcoming when you walk in,” shares Dyck. “They’re great at running a clean, comfortable, affordably priced business, and we share all of those same goals and attributes and feel very fortunate to be a part of that legacy.”
Moving forward, Dyck says Sleep Suite will continue to serve as a fixture in the community, where locals will be proud to refer their family to stay when they visit Steinbach. However, they are modernizing the motel a little.
“We’re doing some room renovations, changing over some of the systems, updating some of the technologies that are in there – just to keep it up-to-date and relevant,” she explains. “But overall, our goal for Sleep Suite is to be clean, comfortable, and friendly, and I think we're nailing those things.”
Dyck says taking on another aspect of the hospitality industry has been a lot of fun for her.
“I absolutely love being able to take care of people and make accommodations for people, so learning another facet of the business has been so fun. And the team at Sleep Suite, that we've continued to build, is such a great group of local people!”
The same genuine love for community and hospitality shines through at Smitty’s, and has made that business a success story, much like Sleep Suite has been and will continue to be.
“We’re excited to continue serving the Southeast in this way,” enthuses Dyck. “We love Steinbach, we love the community here, and we love being able to serve the people through hospitality.”
Sleep Suite Motel is located on Park Road West in Steinbach, very near to attractions such as Clearspring Centre, the local Aquatic Centre, Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club, and popular restaurants including Smitty’s.
Book your stay online at www.sleepsuitemotel.com