Global Hospitality Brand Continues to Redefine Luxury with First Alberta Hotel
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada – January 13, 2016 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) and ICE District Properties Joint Venture announced today that the JW Marriott Edmonton, representing one of the company’s iconic brands and part of its luxury and lifestyle portfolio, will be ICE District’s first luxury hotel. Expected to open in late 2018, and located in the heart of Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district, the property is one of the most significant hotel developments in Edmonton in more than three decades. The JW Marriott Edmonton was chosen to replace the former Delta Hotel when Marriott International acquired Delta Hotels and Resorts in 2015.
“The new JW Marriott property will provide guests with enriching luxury in the heart of downtown Edmonton,” said Don Cleary, President, Marriott Hotels of Canada. “As the largest hotelier in Canada, the opening of JW Marriott Edmonton in ICE District speaks to our continued commitment to providing choices to Canadian customers and the confidence we have in the success of this incredible venture. The hotel will perfectly compliment Edmonton’s evolving downtown and tourist landscape. Marriott is proud to work with ICE District to bring the JW Marriott brand’s stellar service and unsurpassed guest experiences to this market.”
JW Marriott Edmonton will feature 356 rooms and suites, more than 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and conference space and one of the city’s largest ballrooms at over 10,000 square feet. The hotel will also feature Spa by JW, a luxurious spa offering an array of treatment options, and a restaurant operated by one of Canada’s premier restauranteurs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Marriott and proud to bring the iconic JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand to ICE District, and open the first hotel of its name in Alberta, Canada,” said Daryl Katz, Chairman, Katz Group. “This remarkable new property will continue to reinvigorate downtown Edmonton and demonstrates our commitment to best in class amenities in ICE District. The JW Marriott brand will bring a heightened hotel experience unlike any other in Edmonton, and provide residents and visitors with an exceptional experience for both business and leisure travel.”
For more information and updates on ICE District, visit www.icedistrict.com.