Calgary Marriott Downtown propels meetings into the future with Green Meetings Certification and new Red Coat App

CALGARY, Aug. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Green certification, re-imagined space, first-class catering and a cool meeting planner App…With a list of improvements that never ends, hosting meetings at the newly renovated Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel has never been more appealing.

'We have a four-pronged approach to meeting management that makes planners' lives easier and keeps attendees happy,' says hotel general manager, Joseph Clohessy. 'Whether you're hosting a small board meeting, staging a large convention or planning your dream wedding, we have exactly what you're looking for.'

Reimagined event space
Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Calgary Marriott Downtown not only offers expanded meeting space totaling 10,500 square feet, but the swanky décor and advanced technology make the meetings experience out of this world.

New rooms have a contemporary, yet neutral pallet that can be transformed for business and social functions including weddings, galas, AGMs and conventions. Natural light and flexible spaces allow for multiple options such as large 300-person business presentations or smaller breakout meetings.

More intimate meetings can be held in the hotel's boardrooms which accommodate up to 14 people. And for a more unique experience, we suggest a private function in our ONE18 EMPIRE restaurant and whiskey bar, or our seasonal patio that accommodates over 400 people and overlooks historic Stephen Avenue.

The Red Coat App
With Marriott's new Meeting Services App, managing a meeting or event is a breeze knowing there is a 'Red Coat' at your fingertips. Here are just a few features:

  • Allows real-time requests for coffee refills, room temperature changes, more easels, early lunch and almost anything else you might need
  • Customized for each event's meeting rooms and spaces
  • Sent to planners by the hotel three days before the event begins
  • Available in 20 languages, MSA breaks down time and language barriers
  • Available for use on all web-enabled devices or an iPad provided for use throughout the event if needed

See more about how it works in this quick video.

Green meeting certification
The Calgary Marriott Downtown was recently awarded a 3 Green Key Meetings rating by the Green Key Meetings organization. It highlights the hotel's significant advances towards protecting the environment in relation to meetings and convention facilities and practices. 'Not only are we advancing meetings into the future, we're securing that future with our green initiatives,' comments Clohessy.

Green certification means meeting planners and attendees can rest assured, knowing the Marriott has implemented environmental initiatives to minimize the negative impact resulting from energy and water consumption, travel and transportation, food and beverage, handouts, garbage and more.

World-class catering
Under the expert direction of Chef Eric Larcom, the culinary team at the Calgary Marriott Downtown inspires and delights with a fresh, unique, yet deliciously familiar menu that leaves guests wanting more.

Whatever the occasion, the team offers flexible and customizable options that suit a number of ethnic, religious and health needs including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, as well as other allergy and dietary restrictions.

We're most proud of our connection with local farms and partners that allows the Calgary Marriott to provide guests with fresh food and beverages right from our backyard.

With green certification, expanded space, swanky décor, delicious food, and a funky and functional planner app, the Calgary Marriott Downtown has the right stuff for every type of meeting.

To learn more about how Marriott inspires meetings and events, browse through the Meetings Imagined website that provides tips, tools and ideas for making the most of any meeting or event.

SOURCE Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada

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Image with caption: "The Calgary Marriott Downtown's newly expanded space provides a neutral palate for weddings or social events and also provides natural light and access to an exclusive rooftop patio. (CNW Group/Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada)". Image available at:

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