CALGARY — Marriott International, Inc. has opened its 800th Residence Inn hotel in Calgary. The 33-storey, 390-suite Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District also marks the brands largest property to date.
“Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District has been one of our most highly anticipated launches in Canada, as it marks the brand’s largest in the world,” says Janis Milham, SVP and global brand leader Classic Select Brands, Marriott International. “Canada has become a key market for the brand’s continued expansion and we look forward to Residence Inn’s continued growth in the country.”
Built on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company, the hotel boasts unique design elements, including floor-to-ceiling murals and cowboy-boot stitching incorporated into all guestroom headboards. It also features approximately 6,500-sq.-ft. of naturally-lit meeting space with built-in multimedia technology.
“We are thrilled to be opening a spectacular new addition to Calgary’s Beltline District,” says Gordon Johnson, vice-president, Operations for Atlific Hotels, the hotel’s operator. “The Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District was envisioned for today’s leisure and business traveller, who is looking to spend quality time in one of Canada’s most vibrant entrepreneurial cities, whether for work or play.”
The property offers complimentary grocery-delivery service and daily hot breakfast, a 24-hour market, laundry room and state-of-the-art fitness facility, as well as a full-service restaurant. Lounge and Terrace offers light meals complemented by regionally-infused crafted cocktails, west-coast wines and local beer selections. The property will also unveil a lobby wine bar in time for summer.