SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Southwest Properties and JLK Global Fund International to open a 178-key dual-branded Marriott property in Dartmouth, N.S. The Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn will be the Marriott brand’s first hotel in the city.
The project, slated for completion in Q3 2018, will include a 106-room Courtyard by Marriott and an 84-suite Residence Inn in the Dartmouth Crossing lifestyle center.
“The dual-brand configuration has been tremendously successful for us in other urban areas such as downtown Syracuse, N.Y. where land acquisition is costly,” says Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle. “I feel very confident this project, with known and trusted development partners and a proven product mix, will be completed in a timely fashion and ramp up quickly to serve the unmet needs of the Dartmouth business community.”
New Castle and Southwest previously partnered on the Residence Inn Moncton, N.B., the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth in N.S. and The Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, N.B.
“Dartmouth Crossing is rapidly expanding with iconic brands and is attracting business travellers working in the greater Halifax region,” says Jim Spatz, chairman & CEO for Southwest Properties. “The hotel is well-placed in an area that is becoming a primary shopping destination for Maritime Canada and an athletic hub for Halifax with the new four-pad ice arena and the existing Harbour East soccer and football fields. We believe in Dartmouth Crossing because of our great success with the hotel we built and opened with New Castle Hotels in 2009.”
“Today’s travellers have varying and specific needs and over 35 years, we’ve found that the combination of an upscale select-service hotel, coupled with an extended-stay product is an ideal way to satisfy most guests,” adds Chase. “The nearest Marriott hotels are across the bridge in Halifax, so I’m sure these two hotels will be very well received, particularly by the points-conscious business traveller.”