Atlific's new Residence Inn YYZ rooms emulate home

Two-bedroom suite at Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport.

Two-bedroom suite at Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport.

TORONTO — It has long been said that guests expect all the comforts of home when they travel — and Atlific Hotels has worked hard to ensure that the 137 renovated guest rooms at the Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport provide all that and more.

Philippe Gadbois.

Philippe Gadbois.

“The intent of extended stay brands is to come up with a product that is as residential as possible, because of the length of stay of the customer,” said Philippe Gadbois, senior vice-president operations, Atlific Hotels. “We shoot to have them stay longer, and some are there for months at a time. The brand hallmark is its full kitchen, but beyond that, this hotel only has suites, no studios, so that guests can move from the living room to the bedroom.”

Each
suite has been transformed into a contemporary space with thoughtful amenities
suited to an array of travellers, especially those seeking extended stays.

The renovation started in April and wrapped up three weeks ago. “We gutted the bedrooms, and did a full renovation from the floors to the walls,” said Gadbois. The kitchens were taken down to the studs and the cabinets replaced.  “It was extensive, noisy and messy, but we kept on operating, and the customers didn't complain,” Gadbois said.

The newly renovated suites have been revamped to emulate residential spaces that are familiar, inviting and follow an intuitive layout.  All bedrooms have been updated with sleek and stylish furnishings, crisp white bedding, a wooden, colour block headboard and convenient floating reading lights. The space is tied together by a dark, textured carpet, pops of playful blue wall paint and delicate white curtains. 

Two bedroom suite bathroom.

Two bedroom suite bathroom.

The redesign also includes newly renovated bathrooms, featuring contemporary design amenities. Modern cabinetry, stainless-steel hardware and sophisticated light fixtures, paired with a wall-mounted illuminated mirror, have been added to bathrooms to simplify and brighten the space. 

One bedroom suite living room.

One bedroom suite living room.

Each one-bedroom suite has a living room featuring a relaxing, comfortable, grey
sectional sofa situated across from an all-new LED TV. Guests will also find a
modern desk for their business needs along with a dining table for two situated
next to an updated kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art essentials.

Additions unique to the property’s two-bedroom suites include dining tables for
four, comforting fireplaces and sleek stovetop ovens in all kitchens. Both the
one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites offer an ideal layout for those seeking an
extended stay space. 

At press time, the guest rooms and the hallways were completely finished. The next step is a lobby refresh, including pods at the reception desk, which will be completed in the next two to three weeks, Gadbois said.

Residence Inn by Marriott
Toronto Airport is just a three-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International
Airport. The hotel is conveniently located to nearby attractions such as
Canada’s Wonderland, Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre
and more. 


Atlific to manage world's largest Residence Inn

Atlific has been chosen to manage the Residence Inn in Calgary, which will be the largest in the world (390 rooms) when it is completed at the beginning of March next year. “It's a very exciting project, it's urban, and it has 32-33 storeys,” said Gadbois.

Atlific Hotels operates more than 55 hotels and has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The company has 60 years of experience managing well-known Canadian hotels, resorts,
and extended stay properties. The company has built a reputation for its expertise in business accounting reporting, sales and marketing programs and operational systems. 

Atlific Hotels’ parent company, Ocean Properties
Hotels Resorts & Affiliates operates over 70 hotels throughout the United
States. Together they manage over 125 properties in North America with over
20,300 rooms, which include independent hotels and resorts as well as
internationally recognized hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Westin and
Holiday Inn.