Clique Hotels & Resorts formally operated under the name Summit Resort Management Inc.
Summit Resort Management Inc. was founded in 1997 by Jim Muir. While his goal was to operate a portfolio of mountain resorts in Western Canada, Jim began by providing consulting services to resort and hotel developments throughout Alberta and British Columbia. These services included market studies, feasibility studies, and hotel planning and design consultation.
Summit has opened and operated a number of hotels and resorts in Western Canada.
Of note, Summit provided the conceptual planning and opened the Advantage West Inns & Suites in Fort McMurray. After the opening in 2004; the Advantage very quickly became the leaders in market share and customer service in the Fort McMurray market.
In 2008 the Advantage West Inns & Suites was sold and to this date, the selling price per key remains the highest amount paid for a limited service hotel in Canada.
Summit also developed the 223-room Acclaim Hotel at Calgary Airport in 2009, along with the Pacini Restaurant. The Acclaim Hotel quickly became Number 1 on TripAdvisor and outperformed other North East Calgary Hotels.
Summit operates the Falcon Crest Lodge, and Blackstone Mountain Lodge in Canmore. These properties have all enjoyed number one rankings on TripAdvisor and continue to be the best performing Condo Hotels in the Canmore market. Clique Hotels and Resorts became the new management company for Blackcomb Springs Suites in Whistler, British Columbia in December 2019.
In 2010 Summit created a new brand "CLIQUE Hotels & Resorts" to facilitate and pursue new strategies in their operation and marketing of their portfolio of hotels and resorts. As Summit Resort Management operates a small exclusive group of properties, the introduction of the CLIQUE brand has already been recognized as a high-quality and innovative brand in the accommodations industry.