JW Marriott Debuts in the Heart of Edmonton, Marking Marriott International's 250th Hotel in Canada

August 01, 2019
EDMONTON, Aug. 1, 2019 - Marriott International Inc., is proud to announce the opening of the highly anticipated JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District. Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District offers a fresh and welcoming take on luxury and will feature modern guest rooms, specialty wellness programs, enriching dining experiences, and 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference spaces, which have been named after iconic Edmonton Oilers Alumni.
 
"We are thrilled to be opening our 250th hotel in Canada as well as bringing our iconic JW brand to the city of Edmonton," said Don Cleary, President of Marriott International's Canadian operation. "Our 250thproperty underscores the importance of luxury to this market, and the tremendous opportunity for growth in Canada. Guests of the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel can expect to be treated to uplifting experiences that showcase the local pride and warm spirit of Edmonton."

Now the third JW Marriott property in Canada, the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District was designed by DIALOG with guests' wellbeing in mind. All touchpoints are intentional and inspired by the principles of mindfulness, being present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit. This is a new approach to luxury, one that is welcoming and will leave guests feeling recharged after their stay. The hotel's approach to warm-hearted hospitality includes world-class dining and tailored guest experiences.

"JW Marriott is dedicated to providing our guests with enriching experiences in distinctive locations around the world, and JW Marriott Edmonton is the perfect example of this philosophy in action," said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. "The centerpiece of the city's buzzing new ICE District, JW Marriott Edmonton provides guests the opportunity to experience every moment to the fullest through JW Marriott's individualized approach to luxury."

The hotel is also home to a comprehensive wellness facility, including Spa by JW, Edmonton's only full-service luxury hotel spa, and Archetype, a state-of-the-art fitness club. Archetype combines the science of high performance, a team of expert coaches, and a comprehensive health and fitness experience in one exceptional space occupying one and a half floors of the hotel. Spa by JW offers lavish treatments and soothing massages in a serene setting featuring five treatment rooms with rain showers and private balconies in each room.

Archetype, a cutting-edge health club led by Edmontonian Simon Bennett, brings the newest and most innovative experience to the Edmonton market. The club focuses on health coaching and high-performance living in an environment with unparalleled amenities and purposeful luxury. The club will include some of the most innovative equipment brands such as Sorinex rig systems, Keiser compressed air technology, Woodway, ICG 7 spin bikes and a Somadome meditation pod. Hotel guests and members will also have access to four custom-curated group studios with experiences ranging from yoga, boxing, spin and HIIT style classes.

"ICE District is unlike anything Edmonton has seen before with its unique and upscale offerings," said Tim Shipton, Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, ICE District. "With today's grand opening of the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District, we are proud to be home to only the third JW Marriott in Canada, which will certainly be Edmonton's finest hotel, as we continue to set the standard for state-of-the-art living."

JW Marriott Edmonton is proud to collaborate with nationally acclaimed restaurateur Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality and award-winning chef Anthony Walsh to bring expertly orchestrated culinary experiences to its hotel guests and Edmontonians. Executive Chef Jeremy Korten will bring his progressive vision to the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, Braven and lively cocktail bar, Alchemy, while Chef de Cuisine Jason Greene will execute recognizable classics with a playful accent at Kindred, the hotel's all-day dining destination. Guests at JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District will have access to four restaurants and bars, which offer seasonal menus and curated cocktails in the beautifully designed spaces:
  • Braven, a high-end dining destination offering Alberta sourced steaks, quality chops and fresh seafood
  • Kindred Food + Drink, an accessible all-day eatery focusing on locally sourced, seasonal fare
  • Alchemy, a destination cocktail bar with a spectacular patio overlooking the ICE District
  • Lobby Bar, a hub for business and social gatherings, featuring a selection of signature and classic cocktails

Connected to Rogers Place Arena and within easy walking distance to Edmonton's Arts District, River Valley and the Edmonton Convention Center, the JW Marriott Edmonton has a unique partnership with Rogers Place, allowing the hotel to offer prime access to its guests, such as behind-the-scenes arena tours and meet-and-greet opportunities with Oilers Alumni.

JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District features 346 tech integrated, luxurious guestrooms and approximately 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and conference space, including Edmonton's largest event ballroom, featuring 9,000 square feet of space with ample natural lighting and soaring 22 ft. ceilings. Situated above JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District is The Legends Private Residences – 262 sophisticated and functional condominium units that occupy floors 23 through 54 of the tower, offering panoramic city views. The project was designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Hariri Pontarini Architects.

For more information on JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yegjw-jw-marriott-edmonton-ice-district/

For high-res photography and fact sheets, visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZttOrcSvdIl6AoCbFlGvjeJIhgMmpNqM 

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together, act with intention and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott's travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 131 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world.  The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG).  For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

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Media Contacts: Denise Roy, Marriott International, Canada, M: 416.727.5646, denise.roy@narrative.ca; Rebecca Fuller, Marriott International, Canada, M: 647.241.1617, rebecca.fuller@narrative.com

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