Things are relative - the timeline for completion of BMO is long, and some of the most baked nearby concepts flopped on their secondary uses (the ClubSport). Since the hotel on site will be the primary competitor, and they all have time to wait, they'll work in the background until they can ensure they aren't just creating a diet coke compared to the coke of the on grounds hotel.A while ago someone on here stated that several hotel projects were ready to go following BMO expansion. Is there anything more to this?
CMLC and Calgary Stampede Announce Project Team to Lead BMO Centre Expansion
Populous, Stantec and S2 is the design team. Populous has done a ton of convention centres, so there's great experience there. The Stantec / S2 partnership is still confusing; I've known about that for months and I still chuckle at it.