About Skyline Resort Communities

A determined visionary, Gil Blutrich sees opportunities where others don’t. After founding Skyline International Development Inc. in 1998, Gil’s plan for the company went beyond the tried-and-true approach of acquiring, renovating, and re-marketing properties — he wanted to make them part of enduring lifestyle communities that would eventually become a hallmark of the company’s success…and of a brand that stood out in Canadian tourism. It was not long after acquiring prime historical properties like the Pantages Hotel in Toronto that Skyline began to expand into residential and commercial real estate, making it one of Canada’s leading property developers with multiple awards to boot.

Skylife Country Club

To sustain its vision of developing four season lifestyle communities, Skyline recently introduced the Skylife Country Club, a program that provides club members and immediate family members unlimited access to activities such as golf and skiing along with deep discounts on spa services and rooms.

Milestones

2004

Acquires the exquisite and historical Pantages Hotel in Downtown Toronto. Gil Blutrich wins Ernst & Young’s 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year

2007

Acquires the stunning 825-acre Port McNicoll near Midland, Ontario With a pristine deep-water harbour, Skyline quickly begins redevelopment to capitalize on its unique landscaping features.

2008

Acquires the 680-acre Horseshoe Resort and is putting in place an ambitious redevelopment vision that includes 116 condo suites, a new Village, a hotel and Shizen Spa wellness centre, and adventure park.

2011

Acquires the legendary 760-acre Deerhurst Resort in Ontario’s pristine Muskoka region, host to the 2010 G8 Summit. Deerhurst Resorts is one of Canada’s preeminent tourist destinations. Enters the US market by purchasing the Hyatt Regency and Cleveland Arcade, America’s oldest indoor shopping centre.

2013/14

Purchases a stake in Toronto’s historic King Edward Hotel and transforms three of its floors of into luxury condos. Named among Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies in Canada 

2015

Buys Bear Valley Mountain Resort after receiving a permit to operate it from the US Forest Service. Recognized as one of Hotelier’s Top 50 Hotel Companies.