Calgary, AB – April 05, 2016 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that construction has begun on its new Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown and SilverBirch Conference Centre® in the heart of Calgary’s beltline neighbourhood. Construction on the hotel and conference centre is expected to be completed in early 2019 and will bring 390 modern long-stay suites to Calgary’s downtown area, making the property one of the largest Residence Inns in the world.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown, being built at the corner of the 10th Avenue and 5th Street SW, will cater to business and family leisure travellers looking for an extended-stay hotel as well as to groups and meeting attendees. As an all-suite hotel, contemporary rooms will feature full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. The hotel will provide seamless connectivity to the home and office with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, free hot breakfast daily, complimentary grocery delivery, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, health and fitness options and comfortable public areas, including a terrace lounge and roof deck for relaxation and socializing.
“We’re extremely excited to be entering the downtown Calgary market and bringing much needed contemporary long-stay rooms to the downtown area,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to help travellers work, relax and thrive while on the road for an extended period.”
The hotel will also include a 10,000 sq. foot SilverBirch Conference Centre®. A signature concept of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, the new conference centre will offer a number of all-inclusive meeting packages with unlimited and all day access to Connections Café®, which will serve a selection of healthy treats and homemade indulgences. The conference facilities will be distraction-free, ergonomically-designed and will offer the latest in built-in audio visual technology as well as complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the facility.
The project has a second component, also under construction–a new residential rental tower that will comprise 303 units over 33 storeys along with a spacious fitness centre for residents and indoor as well as outdoor social space. This building will also offer over 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail anticipated to serve hotel guests, residents and the neighbouring community. GWL Realty Advisors will manage this apartment building and act as development manager for the entire project.
“We are excited to be bringing new-generation rental units to one of Calgary’s most dynamic and fast-growing communities,” said James Midwinter, Executive Vice President for Development at GWL Realty Advisors Inc. “Today’s renters want quality apartments within an easy walk to where they work as well as shop, dine and socialize with friends. It’s hard to top this location.”
Future residents will also be attracted to the thoughtful suite layouts and contemporary features. Designed for the Calgary renter, units include ample storage for recreational equipment, stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, and oversized windows that fill the homes with natural light.
About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com
About GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
GWL Realty Advisors Inc. (GWLRA) is a leading real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development and specialized real estate services to pension funds and institutional clients. Since 1998, GWLRA has completed over $3 billion in development projects. For further information and details, please visit our website at www.gwlra.com.
About Residence Inn by Marriott
With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.
Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. www.residenceinn.com