Calgary's newest conference hotel is in the works

(Calgary Marriott)

A new hotel began development in Calgary, Canada. SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts began work on a new property on the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and 5th Street S.W., which will include a SilverBirch conference center and a Residence Inn by Marriott.

Both the conference center and the Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown are scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The property will be focused on the business and leisure markets, as well as groups and meetings. 

The all-suite Marriott will have full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. A terrace lounge and roof deck will also be accessible to guests. The 34-story hotel will have 390 suites. When completed, the conference center will have 10,000 square feet of event space.

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is based in Vancouver, and specializes in hotel operations and asset management.

"We’re extremely excited to be entering the Calgary market and bringing much needed contemporary long-stay rooms to the downtown area," said president and CEO Steve Giblin.

A 33-story residential tower with 300 rental units is also in the works, along with 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. GWL Realty Advisors will be the development manager for the project on behalf of owner bcIMC Realty Corp.