Marriott Gateway on the Falls begins renovation

The Marriott Gateway on the Falls is about to undergo a major $15-million upgrade to ensure it is best situated to support the new convention business coming to Niagara Falls.

“The recent unveiling of the Marriott Gateway on the Falls is a direct result of the expected boom in convention business in Niagara Falls,” said Anthony Annunziata, vice president of marketing for the hotel. “It is ideally positioned to be the gateway for what will be a thriving business, conference and convention market throughout the year.”

The opening of the 288,000-square-foot Scotiabank Convention Centre promises to boost tourism opportunities in Niagara Falls year-round, and the Marriott Gateway, located right across the street from the convention centre, has the business facilities and guest rooms to ensure conference, convention and business visitors are properly cared for during their stay.

“The Scotiabank Convention Centre will bring a new kind of visitor to Niagara Falls,” Annunziata said. “Delegates to conferences, conventions and trade shows often need space for breakaway meetings and accommodations that offer them quick access to the convention floor. That’s what we offer.”

The Marriott Gateway on the Falls is the largest Marriott convention facility in Canada, offering amenities and services the business traveler’s needs, including:

40,000 square feet of customizable function space
Fully wired and WiFi capabilities
23 separate meeting rooms
Columnless ballroom with capacity to seat up to 1,200 guests
On-site audio-visual team
Spousal program
Valet parking
Full-service business centre, including photocopying
Exhibit tables and staging equipment
Capacity for up to 112 exhibitors during trade show events
Catering services that range from banquet menus to themed luncheons or dinners

The 32-story hotel features 407 guestrooms, including 260 overlooking the majestic Niagara Falls. As the first high-rise hotel built in the exciting Fallsview District, the Marriott Gateway offers quick access to the convention centre while being within a short distance of the amenities that make Niagara Falls famous: the Falls, two casinos, the Niagara Parks, fantastic food and wine and various other attractions.

The $15-million renovation will reshape the look of the Marriott Gateway on the Falls to reflect its position as the premier business destination in Niagara Falls. Pending upgrades include:

Remodeled guest suites
Façade Improvements
New lobby area to create more open space
New Restaurant Bar
Updated and refreshed conference and meeting space
Improvements to the Fitness and Pool Areas

The upgrading of the hotel is already underway, beginning with the installation of the new sign earlier this week. The work is expected to be completed in early 2012.

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