Marriott International, Inc. announced today the opening of a new 196-room dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Located at 35 Shubie Drive, the Courtyard and Residence Inn Halifax Dartmouth hotels are owned in a partnership between Southwest Properties, JLK Global Fund International (JLK) and New Castle Hotels & Resorts, and operated by New Castle Hotels & Resorts of Shelton, Connecticut. The property will celebrate a grand opening event on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The hotel includes an indoor pool with 151-foot waterslide and jacuzzi, fitness center, an outdoor patio with fire pit, an electric car charging station and 2,237 square feet of meeting space accommodating up to 120 people.
Situated in Dartmouth Crossing with numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options, the property offers guests convenient access to the new RBC Hockey Fourplex, Scotiabank Centre, Casino Nova Scotia and Burnside Business Park – home to 1,400 businesses employing more than 18,000 people.
"Attracting both business and leisure travelers, the Halifax Dartmouth area is an ideal location for these hotels," said Janis Milham, senior vice president, Classic Select Brands for Marriott International. "Each brand offers distinct amenities and services that tailor to all visitors."
"This is a sleek looking, contemporary hotel with a modern edge designed to make guests feel welcome and at home," said Fred George, CEO of JLK Global Fund International. "We offer enhanced amenities including a two-story waterslide, garden terrace with BBQ, state-of-the-art fitness center, Bistro Kitchen and outstanding service from an unbeatable team. We want to thank our partners, Southwest and New Castle, for making this extraordinary hotel a reality and look forward to welcoming our community and visitors alike."
"It's wonderful to complete our beautiful new Marriott hotel," said James Spatz, chairman and CEO Southwest Properties. "It's a great project with a great team of people taking care of our guests. Dartmouth Crossing is a first-class location and we're thrilled to have reached opening day.
"This development is a perfect storm of location, product and demand," said Guido Kerpel, regional vice president for New Castle Hotels & Resorts. "Dartmouth Crossing is the business and leisure epicenter of greater Halifax and has tremendous demand for hotel rooms. At some point everyone in Nova Scotia has a reason to visit and we look forwarding to exceeding our guests' expectations with these beautiful new hotels. Our staff of knowledgeable Maritime hoteliers will ensure that every experience is a memorable one."
The Courtyard Halifax Dartmouth guest room offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the "Luggage Drop" and plug personal devices into the "Tech Drop" ledge for seamless technology integration.
The Courtyard also offers the Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and bright area outside of their rooms. Along with media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. The lobby also features the newly designed Bistro, the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. As an ideal casual dining destination, the new Bistro offers guests a wide variety of fresh Classic American menu items with a contemporary twist. In the evening, the Bistro Bar also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to enjoy at the end of the day. The entire menu was carefully designed to offer a variety of flavorful, fresh items to satisfy every palate from morning to night.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.
The Residence Inn Halifax Dartmouth offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel's plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite's large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
The Residence Inn's complimentary breakfast has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.
Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the hotel offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel's complimentary breakfast, grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel is pet-friendly and maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provides guests with a fitness center.
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