World's largest Residence Inn opens in Calgary
has announced the opening of the world’s largest Residence Inn by Marriott on March 1, 2019 in one of Calgary’s most dynamic neighbourhoods, the Beltline District. The hotel pays
homage to Calgary’s western history, on the site where the historic Alberta
Boot Company once stood
Located at 10th Ave and 5th Street SW, the hotel’s 33 floors, 390 spacious guest suites and
6,000 square feet of meeting space blend comfort and style, while the
property’s unique art and design touches including floor-to-ceiling murals and
cowboy boot stitching incorporated into all guestroom bed headboards pay homage
to Calgary’s western history.
“We are thrilled
to be opening a spectacular new addition to Calgary’s Beltline District,” said Gordon Johnson, vice-president, operations for Atlific Hotels.
The striking 33-floor exterior tower
of the hotel stands out on Calgary’s iconic skyline. Hotel amenities and
guest experiences have been thoughtfully curated. The modern design features a
gallery-influenced lobby with soaring ceilings and inviting places to socialize
and connect. Integrated technology is featured throughout the property with
free Wi-Fi and tech savvy touches, including the ability to synchronize a
guest’s personal Netflix or Hulu account to the in-room television.
to both business and leisure travellers, the hotel includes studio and
one-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens. The guest-centric offerings
also include valet parking, concierge, complimentary grocery delivery service,
a 24-hour market, complimentary daily buffet breakfast, a common laundry room,
and a 24-hour, 2-level fitness facility that is bright and airy with floor to
To add to the full-service experience, the Hearth Room Lounge
and Terrace with seasonal patio features light meal service complemented by
regionally-infused crafted cocktails, west-coast wines and local beer
selections. Coming summer 2019, will be the addition of a bistro wine bar in
the lobby of the hotel. Furthermore, the hotel is pet-friendly, so guests don’t
have to leave their favourite furry companions at home.
General manager Eric Ashton, who grew up in Jasper, and built his hotel career with
Starwood Hotels in Alberta, BC, Florida and Nashville, TN before joining
Atlific Hotels in October, leads the hotel’s team.
“While this is the largest
Residence Inn by Marriott in the world, we have taken special care to create a
warm and welcoming hotel with a modern boutique feel, that encourages guests to
stay a little longer and immerse themselves in the local neighbourhood,” said Ashton.
to appeal to the corporate groups market, the hotel’s 6,000 square feet of naturally-lit
meeting space with built-in multimedia technology caters to groups of up to 175
delegates. Meeting rooms of various sizes are paired with dedicated gathering
spaces on the Meetings Level for meals, breakout sessions and one-on-one
Winnipeg gets a Residence Inn too
WINNIPEG — The 122-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Winnipeg, also opened on March 1, 2019, with its upscale,
stylish décor that offers flexibility, while creating a unique environment.
Located at 1301 Ellice Avenue, the all-suite Residence Inn Winnipeg will
operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by MLS Management, Ltd. The brand-new
hotel is connected to the existing Fairfield Inn & Suites making it the
first dual-branded property in Winnipeg.
Located one kilometer
from Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport and 10 minutes from
downtown Winnipeg, the hotel offers convenient
access to Bell MTS Place, Assiniboine Park and CF Polo Park. Rates vary
depending on length of stay.
The Residence Inn
Winnipeg is an all-suite hotel that offers studio and one-bedroom suites.
Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush
mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will
value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and
complimentary high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or
more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker,
microwave oven and residential-sized appliances, and also offers a free hot breakfast.
Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the
road, the Residence Inn Winnipeg offers guests inviting and functional public
spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the
hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and
beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The
hotel also maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print
materials, and provides guests with an indoor waterpark, a whirlpool spa, 3,000
square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. The extended-stay property
features a full-service bar – Lounge 204, offering handcrafted cocktails and
serving fresh, local and inspired cuisine.
Microtel ribbon cutting in Mont Tremblant
MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Award-winning hospitality has arrived in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec with the grand opening of the newly constructed Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel at 235 Montee Ryan, Mont-Tremblant Quebec, J8E 1S3. Developed and operated by MasterBUILT Hotels, this hotel marks Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham’s second location in Quebec and eighteenth across Canada.
Located only minutes from the acclaimed Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, Casino Mont-Tremblant, several highly ranked championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and shopping, the 100-room pet friendly hotel offers guests an elevated hotel experience at an attractive price point for families, groups and leisure travelers looking to get more out of their vacation budget.
Microtel by Wyndham is repeatedly ranked highest in guest satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates, earning the distinction for 15 out of the last 17 years and affording visitors to Mont-Tremblant top-notched hospitality. Hotel highlights include complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed Internet designed for video streaming, a well-equipped fitness room catering to triathlon athletes that frequent the area, a market, meeting facilities, outdoor hot tub, and an indoor pool with water slide set to open in spring.
All rooms feature deluxe queen-size beds, a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, a 42-inch television, and coffee maker. Guests can also reserve one of Microtel’s popular kitchen suites which include a full refrigerator, stove top, and microwave oven.
“We are excited to offer visitors to Mont-Tremblant contemporary accommodations and great amenities at an affordable price point that is within reach for travellers that don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a hotel room every night” said Eric Watson, president of MasterBUILT Hotels.
Microtel by Wyndham Mont Tremblant officially opened on January 17, 2019.
Coast to manage Backcomb Lodge
VANCOUVER — Coast Hotels is
pleased to announce that it has entered into a management agreement effective
April 1 to manage the Blackcomb Lodge in Whistler, B.C., overseeing operations,
accounting, sales and marketing on behalf of the hotel’s strata unit owners.
The 71‐room Blackcomb
Lodge, which opened its doors to guests in 1982, was Whistler Village’s first
hotel. Centrally located in the heart of Whistler Village, Blackcomb Lodge is a
quick six minute walk to both the
Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and the Whistler Village Gondola, offering easy ski
and downhill mountain bike access. The hotel is just steps away from shopping,
restaurants and Whistler Square’s vibrant nightlife. Just off the hotel’s
lobby, the award‐winning Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar offers a seasonally focused
menu featuring locally sourced ingredients skillfully prepared by acclaimed executive chef James Walt.
While maintaining its
classic alpine village design, the property was updated in 2016‐17 providing
modern amenities and comforts guests have come to expect when staying at this popular four‐season
destination. Blackcomb Lodge features an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and
sauna where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day of Whistler
adventures. Suites with breathtaking
mountain views come with full kitchens, complimentary high‐speed Wi‐Fi, and
Telus Optik 4K High Definition TV. The hotel also offers paid underground
parking, as well as on‐site luggage,
equipment and bike storage for guest’s convenience.
“Coast Hotels is well
known for its exacting standards and has earned a well‐deserved reputation for
providing an exceptional guest experience,” said Rita Bellano, president, Blackcomb Lodge Ltd. “We
are delighted to work with Coast Hotels’ management team and their ambassadors
to strengthen Blackcomb Lodge’s presence in the Whistler market and are looking forward to a
mutually rewarding working relationship.”
“The Blackcomb Lodge is
an outstanding hotel in the heart of one of B.C.’s premier vacation
destinations,” stated Takamasa Manchuria, executive vice-president, Coast
Hotels. “We are thrilled to partner with
Blackcomb Lodge Ltd. and offer our expertise and unique approach to hospitality
that creates exceptional value for guests.”
The Blackcomb Lodge will
retain its name and independent branding. It joins the Campus Tower Suite Hotel
in Edmonton, and the Tekarra Lodge in Jasper as other independent hotels that Coast Hotels manages.
IHG's debut in Pacific Northwest
ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group, has announced the development of a new InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
property in Bellevue, Washington, located in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Developed by Bellevue-based Fortress Development, the new-build hotel is expected to open in
Q4 2021 and will be part of a luxury, two-tower mixed-use development known as Avenue Bellevue.
Located in downtown Bellevue, the InterContinental
Bellevue at The Avenue hotel will feature 252 guest rooms,
and two bars and a restaurant from the team behind Buddakan NYC. Additional
property features will include 14,250 square feet of meeting space including a
grand ballroom and a junior ballroom, a business center, a full-service spa,
and a fitness center.
This will be the first InterContinental hotel
in the Pacific Northwest and continues IHG’s expansion on the West Coast,
following recent hotel openings in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego. The
hotel will bring a new wave of sophistication and luxury to Bellevue’s thriving
Construction is expected to begin in mid-2019.
Kingsbridge adds Qualicum Beach Inn to portfolio
VICTORIA — Kingsbridge
Management added Qualicum Beach Inn to its boutique hotel portfolio in
February. The full-service hotel management company specializes in creating
thriving, independently owned hotels and unique guest experiences. Their head
office is in Victoria, BC where they manage the highly successful Oswego Hotel
and their continued growth will expand the company further in Canada, the
United States and the United Kingdom.
“Qualicum Beach Inn is a
beautiful hotel with so much potential. We are excited to build on what already
has been created and we’re absolutely delighted to be adding this property to
our growing portfolio,” said Suzanne Gatrell, president and CEO of Kingsbridge
The 32-room Qualicum
Beach Inn was completely updated in 2014 with a major renovation and a
rebranding of the property formerly known as Old Dutch Inn. The popular hotel
is located in the heart of the town of Qualicum Beach. It boasts ocean views
from most rooms and an indoor heated pool and hot tub area that opens up to an
ocean view patio. It’s also home to a local favourite, CView restaurant and
lounge and is an ideal location to host corporate retreats, meetings, weddings
and special events.
“We’re really looking
forward to bringing our vision and expertise to Qualicum Beach Inn to create a
truly spectacular hotel,” said Gatrell. “Top of our list is to begin a seamless
transition with the staff, guests and the community of Qualicum Beach.”
Regal Flavour at The Malcolm Hotel, Canmore
Alta. – Meetings
take on a regal flavour at Malcolm Hotel, as the new four star luxury hotel inspired by Scottish
Royalty proves popular with conference planners. The
new conference space at the Malcolm Hotel in Spring Creek, Canmore fills an
important need. The four star hotel and event centre now offers event planners
a new venue and a luxury option in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
a “retreat” feel can seem like an impossible task in the digital era and so is
variety. Locating the right size of venue with enough accommodation space,
mountain views, in-house features and local activities is challenging.
by Scottish Royalty the Malcolm Hotel is named after King Malcolm III of
Scotland and has more than 8,800 square feet of meeting space, a variety of
room sizes, and 1,200-square-foot terrace.