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Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel to Open in Summer 2013

Marriott International Inc. announced the addition of the new Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel to its portfolio in Canada. When opened, the hotel will represent the first Renaissance Hotel to open in Alberta. Marriott International currently operates 74 hotels in Canada representing nine brands in its global portfolio, which includes eighteen brands.

“We are thrilled to introduce Renaissance Hotels to Edmonton,” said Tina Edmundson, senior vice president, lifestyle brands for Marriott International, Inc., in an announcement. “The modern design of the newly expanded EIA terminal represents the future direction of this vibrant community, making it a great fit for the Renaissance brand.”

The newly constructed hotel will be owned and operated by Platinum Investments Ltd., and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. The property was originally scheduled to open under the Courtyard by Marriott brand but will now be fully redesigned to reflect Renaissance Hotels. In order to complete this transformation, Platinum Investments Ltd. has invested substantial capital into the project.

From a construction perspective, the hotel will feature modular solid wall construction that virtually eliminates noise transfer between suites, from the hallways, and from the airfield. The windows feature triple glazed, argon filled bomb blast quality glass that will block any aircraft noise.

The hotel design will feature more functional public spaces, and will offer 213 rooms, including a presidential suite. Additionally, it will also offer 20,000 square feet of meeting and special event space.

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