Re: Skky Hotel books in debt (April 3rd):
Despite the tale of woe Skky Hotel owner Frank Calandra humbly shared with us in Friday’s newspaper regarding the refurbishment of the building, I feel it is important for Yukoners to know that the Skky Hotel is indeed an amazing luxury hotel and restaurant, and a welcome addition to our existing slate of established hotels.
At the beginning of March, I assisted a television production crew from St. John’s, Newfoundland, here to shoot a travel/adventure show. During their nine-day stay in the Yukon at the Skky Hotel, the crew enjoyed the incredible level of care and attention to detail that Frank, his general manager Dikran Zabunyan and their staff provided.
The crew was very impressed with the quality of the rooms, furnishings, and decor. They always awoke well-rested and took every opportunity to enjoy the luxurious rain showers that are in every room. The friendly, courteous staff of this boutique hotel were always on hand to assist in every way possible, in some cases going above and beyond the call of duty to help during our long days of filming.
The crew took advantage of eating at the Volare Euro Bar Cafe for four of their eight nights here, and were very impressed with the Italian food on the menu. The show’s producer claimed this was some of the best food he has tasted and, trust me, the tiramisu is to die for!
As I left them at the airport, the crew said they felt very well looked after and would stay again at the Skky Hotel “in a heartbeat.”
I am extremely grateful to Frank, Dikran, and their staff for taking such good care of my friends, and offer my congratulations to Frank Calandra for overcoming such obstacles to make his dream a reality.
I encourage Yukoners and visitors alike to support this new business and experience the luxurious care and attention of the Skky Hotel, and great food of the Volare Euro Bar Cafe, as soon as possible.
Michael Vernon, producer, Self-Inflicted Entertainment
Marsh Lake, Yukon