March 1 marks the opening day of Calgary’s newest hotel.
The Residence Inn by Marriott has officially opened its doors to the public as of Friday, welcoming visitors in to check out the brand new digs and check in to one of their 390 suites.
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At 33 floors, the newest addition to the Calgary skyline also marks the opening of the largest Residence Inn by Marriott in the entire world, and stands where the historic Alberta Boot Company once stood — a fact that’s given a nod in the cowboy boot stitching you’ll find in the headboards of each and every room.
“We are thrilled to be opening a spectacular new addition to Calgary’s Beltline District,” says Gordon Johnson, Vice-President, Operations for Atlific Hotels, in the release.
“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 stay at the new hotel starts at around $150 a night and includes free WiFi, valet parking, a grocery delivery service, a 24-hour market, a complimentary breakfast buffet, a common laundry room, a fitness studio, and the Hearth Room Lounge and Terrace where guests can enjoy food and drinks.
The building was opened by hotel management company Atlific Hotels, and resides in the Beltline Neighbourhood at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 5th Street SW.
“While this is the largest Residence Inn by Marriott in the world,” said General Manager Eric Ashton in the release, “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.”
Rooms can currently be booked through the hotel’s website.