February 28, 2019
Atlific Hotels is proud to announce the opening of the world’s largest Residence Inn by Marriott March 1, 2019, in one of Calgary’s most dynamic neighbourhoods, the Beltline District.
Located at 10th Ave and 5th Street SW, the Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District has been built where the historic Alberta Boot Company once stood. 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,” says Gordon Johnson, Vice‐President, Operations for Atlific Hotels. “The Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District was envisioned for today’s leisure and business traveller, for both short and long stays, who are looking to spend quality time in one of Canada’s most vibrant entrepreneurial cities, whether for work or play.”
A‐typical of a Residence Inn by Marriott property, 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 tosocialize 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. Catering 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 ceiling windows. 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,” says Ashton. Designed 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 meetings. Ideal for travellers visiting the city for business, the hotel is a few minutes walk from the centre of downtown Calgary. Many of Calgary’s best attractions are also close by, including the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Tower, Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, Calgary Stampede and the newly opened Central Library.
Opening promotional nightly rates for the new Residence Inn by Marriott begin at $150 per night. More information may be found at www.marriott.com/YYCBL.