Multi-million dollar renovation of Calgary Marriott Downtown gives guests everything they want…and more

CALGARY, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Luxurious design balancing the warmth of nature with contemporary finishes. Inviting spaces to dine and unwind, grab and go, meet and greet, sleep or just put your feet up after a long day, whether business or pleasure.

Following an eight-month, multi-million dollar renovation, Marriott Hotels unveiled the fresh, new Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel on June 25th with a special event for top clients, partners and special guests.

'We have created a jewel in the heart of Calgary,' says hotel general manager, Joseph Clohessy. 'We've combined high-end design with advanced technology, superb dining and the comfort and amenities guests expect when sleeping away from home. Once they arrive, they may not want to leave!'

The Highlights
Let's start with the most important part of any hotel – the bedrooms. The luxury Calgary hotel features a dramatic mural in every room that reflects the magnificence of the Alberta landscape, while crisp white, warm chocolate brown and soothing dove grey all swirl together to create a contemporary backdrop for different living zones. Each guest room includes a flat-screen smart television, flexible work/dine area, plush bedding with custom duvet and bathroom that features a sleek glass-walled, walk-in shower, upscale THANN amenities and chic sliding barn doors.

Other hotel amenities include a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, indoor pool, concierge service, laundry service and valet parking. The on-site Starbucks allows guests to jumpstart their mornings. And 11,000 square feet of modern and dynamic meeting space provides ample opportunities for businesses or organizations to meet, present and celebrate.

Exclusive M Club Lounge
Whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests have access to the first-ever M Club Lounge in Canada. An exclusive space located in the heart of the hotel, the M Club Lounge offers an elite space to work, connect and relax for Marriott Rewards® Gold and Platinum Elite members as well as guests who choose to add M Club Lounge access to their reservation.

Open 24/7, the M Club offers complete connectivity and advanced technology to meet guests' business needs. This includes expanded high speed Wi-Fi using the highest tier of internet services available, as well as Wi-Fi printing, convenient power supplies near each seating group, four TVs including one with laptop connection, and other business services such as computers, phone, fax, scanner and copier.

A range of additional services also ensures M Club Lounge guests are well supported while staying connected. Some of these include complimentary breakfast, evening hot/cold hors d'oeuvres, a hydration station feature still and sparkling water and dedicated staff including a Hostess and a Bartender to serve elite guests from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Located within the hotel, on the site of the historic Empire Hotel at 118 Atlantic Avenue, ONE18 EMPIRE is a swanky spot that offers diners a delicious experience with great food, fine whiskey and good times.

The locally-inspired menu features sharable plates allowing guests to savour more great food while hearing some of the tall tales of the old west…like the one about the Sundance Kid, who once operated a saloon at the old Grand Central Hotel in Calgary during prohibition.

And for a real taste of the west, connoisseurs and amateurs alike can choose from an expansive selection of whiskeys, handcrafted cocktails and a great assortment of wines and craft beers. If you're new to the world of whiskey and want to learn, the McTavish Room is home to tastings and education sessions.

Clohessy sums it up, saying, 'With our unparalleled accommodations and amenities, whatever your reason for travelling, the beautifully revamped Calgary Marriott Downtown will be the only place you'll want to stay.'

Browse through the Marriott Website to find out more. High resolution photos available.

SOURCE Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada

Image with caption: "Business Centre in the Great Room Lobby - Our newly-renovated lobby features many comfortable seating areas, communal table, stunning fireplace, free Wi-Fi and plug-ins, not to mention our own Starbucks. Whether you want to get down to business, unwind after work or catch up with friends, you'll enjoy the warm and stylish atmosphere. (CNW Group/Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "King Guest Room - Our spacious newly renovated king guest room features a comfortable and luxurious king bed, flat-screen TV and several plug-ins to keep you fully connected while you work or relax in the seating area. (CNW Group/Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "ONE18 EMPIRE - The bar at ONE18 EMPIRE is the perfect place to mingle after-work or for some late-night fun. Sample our fabulous selection of whiskeys, ryes, bourbons, scotches or beer and cocktails in a casual and contemporary ambiance. Enjoy meals throughout the day featuring locally inspired, chef-crafted sharable cuisine. (CNW Group/Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: Tiffany Richards, T: 403-231-4529, E:


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