EDMONTON — Marriott International Inc. has opened JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District within Edmonton’s new mixed-use and entertainment district. The opening marks Marriott’s 250th hotel in Canada, as well as the country’s third under the JW brand.
“We are thrilled to be opening our 250th hotel in Canada, as well as bringing our iconic JW brand to the city of Edmonton,” says Don Cleary, president of Marriott International’s Canadian operation. “Our 250th property underscores the importance of luxury to this market and the tremendous opportunity for growth in Canada. Guests of the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel can expect to be treated to uplifting experiences that showcase the local pride and warm spirit of Edmonton.”
The new hotel features 346 tech-integrated guestrooms, specialty wellness programs, dining experiences by Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality (O&B) and 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference spaces, which have been named after iconic Edmonton Oilers Alumni.
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District was designed with guests’ well-being in mind, featuring intentionally designed touchpoints inspired by the principles of mindfulness, being present in mind, nourished in body and revitalized in spirit.
“JW Marriott is dedicated to providing our guests with enriching experiences in distinctive locations around the world and JW Marriott Edmonton is the perfect example of this philosophy in action,” says Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, JW Marriott. “The centrepiece of the city’s buzzing new ICE District, JW Marriott Edmonton provides guests the opportunity to experience every moment to the fullest through JW Marriott’s individualized approach to luxury.”
The property’s cutting-edge health-club concept Archetype is led by Edmontonian Simon Bennett. The club focuses on health coaching and high-performance living in an environment with unparalleled amenities and purposeful luxury. It features innovative equipment brands such as Sorinex rig systems, Keiser compressed air technology, Woodway, ICG 7 spin bikes and a Somadome meditation pod. Hotel guests and members will also have access to four custom-curated group studios with experiences ranging from yoga, boxing, spin and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes.
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District guests will have access to four restaurants and bars, which offer seasonal menus and curated cocktails in the beautifully designed spaces. Executive chef Jeremy Korten will demonstrate his progressive vision at the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Braven and cocktail bar, Alchemy, while chef-de-cuisine Jason Greene will execute recognizable classics with a playful accent at Kindred — the hotel’s all-day dining destination. The Lobby Bar will act as a hub for business and social gatherings, featuring a selection of signature and classic cocktails. The hotel also boasts a unique partnership with Rogers Place, allowing it to offer prime access to its guests, such as behind-the-scenes arena tours and meet-and-greet opportunities with Oilers Alumni.