Muir, Autograph Collection, to open this week

Muir is set to on Dec. 10 in the new Queen’s Marque district on the Halifax Waterfront, the first hotel in Nova Scotia to join Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels.

Muir was developed and operated by The Armour Group Limited and designed by Nova Scotian firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Throughout the property, the forms have a contemporary marine, wharf-like design while materiality makes a connection to place, from local materials, including salt-and-pepper granite and sandstone, to Muntz metal, a copper alloy prominently used in shipbuilding. 

Muir’s interiors and furnishings are the work of designer Alessandro Munge of Canada’s Studio Munge. Throughout the hotel, custom furniture and lighting—designed and crafted in Canada—reflect a modern interpretation of East Coast design. Rooms and suites have curved white oak walls and plank flooring for a subtle nod to ocean voyages. Gathering spaces are anchored by soft cove lighting and fireplaces. Statement pieces from local artists are displayed throughout the property, including commissioned landscape paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics and tapestries.

Public spaces include a wellness center, Windward Wellness, which has fitness equipment, a vitality spa pool and a halotherapy salt room. Little Wing, a 36-foot Morris yacht and Reach, Muir’s high-speed motorboat, are available for guests to charter and explore the harbor.

The Drift restaurant serves modern takes on classic Atlantic Canadian dishes overseen by Canadian Chef Anthony Walsh and Chef de Cuisine Jamie MacAulay. BKS, Muir’s secret speakeasy, has curved wooden walls, muted marble and luxurious banquettes. 

The 1,200-square-foot True Colours Art Gallery can accomodate a range of gatherings. The Wardroom, complimentary for Muir guests, is a private executive meeting space that can hold up to six guests. The Watch is a 2,100-square-foot event space with bespoke furniture, an art collection, two private bars and a private tasting room.