EDMONTON — Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality and ICE District Properties have officially announced August 1 as the opening date of four new restaurant concepts, which will be located within the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District.
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already delivering a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming.
The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District & Residences is a mixed-use skyscraper set to open in August as part of the downtown ICE District. The 56-storey building is a combination of a J.W. Marriott hotel in the lower section, with residential condos named Legends Private Residences in the upper section.
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District features 346 rooms and approximately 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference space, a 10,500 sq. ft. ballroom, spa, swimming pool, and multiple restaurants operated by nationally-recognized Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants.
O&B is one of Canada’s premiere independent restaurant and event groups. Their diverse portfolio of innovative restaurants include Canoe and Leña in Toronto, Bar George in Montreal, The Guild in Calgary and Remai Modern in Saskatoon. The company’s first foray into the Edmonton market marks an important milestone in their Western Canada expansion.
“This is an exciting partnership for O&B as we join forces with Marriott International Inc. and ICE District to create a dynamic new vision for dining, entertainment and nightlife in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities,” said Andrew Oliver, president and CEO of O&B.
“From casual comfort fare to chef-driven cuisine, we sincerely look forward to catering to the neighbourhood’s tastes, as well as to foodies far and wide.”
O&B’s new restaurant concepts will serve a diverse community, from the pre-game and concert crowd, to business diners and condo dwellers. Delivering seasonal menus, curated cocktails and inspired design, O&B’s collection of restaurants and bars will be prime locations for locals and tourists alike to gather, connect and celebrate.
Located on the hotel’s main floor, Kindred Food + Drink will be a laid back all-day dining destination with a balanced menu of seasonally inspired sandwiches, salads, meat and fish. A California-style kitchen, 30-foot ceilings and a 40-seat patio will give Kindred an open and airy atmosphere perfect for any occasion.
Also found on the main floor, Braven will be a mecca for dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. Bold and unapologetically carnivorous, Braven will have a rich colour palette, luxe copper and bronze accents, and jewel-tone upholstery and fabric. Outfitted with three private dining rooms, Braven will be well-suited for group dining, parties and celebrations.
Upstairs on the hotel’s fifth floor, Alchemy will serve as an intimate cocktail bar and lounge, featuring a large patio overlooking ICE District. Providing a refined retreat from the ordinary, Alchemy will serve a range of handcrafted beverages and elevated bar snacks.
O&B will also operate Lobby Bar, a luxurious urban living room for hotel guests and Edmonton locals alike. Featuring soaring ceilings, plush furniture, and a gleaming marble bar, the sleek and modern lounge will offer a polished atmosphere with a distinct cosmopolitan edge.
“We look forward to the addition of these four new restaurant concepts where locals and visitors alike can experience a variety of dining options under one roof,” says Tim Shipton, senior vice-president, Communications and Government Relations, ICE District. “Our partnership with O&B allows us to elevate the remarkable offerings in ICE District and continue to deliver the unparalleled hospitality the District is known for.
O&B’s four new restaurant concepts will be open in the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District at 10344 102 St NW.