JW Marriott Edmonton Announced for 2018 January, 14 2016 Marriott Rendering of the JW Marriott Edmonton JW Marriott Edmonton Announced for 2018 Marriott Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) and ICE District Properties Joint Venture announced yesterday that the JW Marriott Edmonton will be ICE District’s first luxury hotel. Expected to open in late 2018, and located in the heart of Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district, the property is one of the most significant hotel developments in Edmonton in more than three decades. The JW Marriott Edmonton was chosen to replace the former Delta Hotel when Marriott International acquired Delta Hotels and Resorts in 2015.
“The new JW Marriott property will provide guests with enriching luxury in the heart of downtown Edmonton,” said Don Cleary, President, Marriott Hotels of Canada. “As the largest hotelier in Canada, the opening of JW Marriott Edmonton in ICE District speaks to our continued commitment to providing choices to Canadian customers and the confidence we have in the success of this incredible venture. The hotel will perfectly compliment Edmonton’s evolving downtown and tourist landscape. Marriott is proud to work with ICE District to bring the JW Marriott brand’s stellar service and unsurpassed guest experiences to this market.” JW Marriott Edmonton will feature 356 rooms and suites, more than 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and conference space and one of the city’s largest ballrooms at over 10,000 square feet. The hotel will also feature Spa by JW, a luxurious spa offering an array of treatment options, and a restaurant operated by one of Canada’s premier restauranteurs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Marriott and proud to bring the iconic JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand to ICE District, and open the first hotel of its name in Alberta, Canada,” said Daryl Katz, Chairman, Katz Group. “This remarkable new property will continue to reinvigorate downtown Edmonton and demonstrates our commitment to best in class amenities in ICE District. The JW Marriott brand will bring a heightened hotel experience unlike any other in Edmonton, and provide residents and visitors with an exceptional experience for both business and leisure travel.” ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before.
ICE District will deliver a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey, blockbuster movies, world-class gaming, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place is being developed by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and the Winter Garden, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group. Logos, product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.