Marriott opens its 250th property in Canada

The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District features 346 guestrooms, four food-and-beverage venues, a spa, a fitness club and 22,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. Photo credit: Marriott International

Marriott International opened its 250th hotel and third JW Marriott property in Canada this week. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the 346-key JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District is owned by EAD Hotels and managed by Marriott International.

The hotel features four food-and-beverage venues: the fine-dining restaurant Braven, the all-day Kindred Food + Drink, a cocktail bar called Alchemy and a lobby bar. Its wellness facility consists of a full-service spa with five treatment rooms and a fitness club. It offers 22,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, including a 9,000-square-foot ballroom. Situated above the hotel, The Legends Private Residences offers 262 condominium units.

“We are thrilled to be opening our 250th hotel in Canada as well as bringing our iconic JW brand to the city of Edmonton,” Don Cleary, president of Marriott International’s Canadian operation, said in a statement. “Our 250th property underscores the importance of luxury to this market, and the tremendous opportunity for growth in Canada.

The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District connects to the Rogers Place arena, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. A partnership between the two buildings gives guests special access to the venue. The hotel is also within walking distance of the city’s Arts District and the Edmonton Convention Center.

Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties across 131 countries and territories. Its luxury brand JW Marriott includes more than 80 locations across more than 25 countries and territories.