Marriott Opens Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel

27th Apr 2004

Marriott International,
Inc. has announced that the first Marriott hotel in Victoria, British
Columbia, the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, opened today. The 236- room
property is located at 728 Humboldt Street and is the first phase of a
newly constructed mixed-use development that will include a 164-suite
residential building and a third tower, currently in the design phase.
“The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is part of Marriott’s strategy to
grow our brands coast to coast across Canada,” said Alain Piallat,
president, Marriott Hotels of Canada. “With the combination of a growing
economy, increased tourism and greater business spending, the Canadian
market offers great opportunities and impressive possibilities for
exciting hotel growth.”

“We’re very proud to bring the Marriott brand to Victoria and the
Vancouver Island area,” said Francis Mairet, general manager, Victoria
Marriott Inner Harbour. “This is a modern, fresh hotel tailored to doing
business, yet it tips its hat to Victoria’s rich heritage and tradition.
We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure travelers, conferences
and social groups, who are sure to enjoy everything this wonderful
destination has to offer.”

Business travelers, families and couples can experience the new hotel with
a special introductory rate of $119 (CAD) per person, per day (based on
double occupancy). * The special “Grand Opening Rate” is available April
27 through June 30, 2004, and can be reserved by visiting or
calling the hotel directly. The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is located
in the heart of Victoria and is just steps away from the city’s business
district and the Victoria conference center. Major attractions nearby
include Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle and the Royal British
Museum. The 16-story hotel is jointly owned by Ocean Properties and
Concert Properties, and is managed by Atlific Hotels & Resorts.

Ideal for both business and social occasions, the Victoria Marriott offers
5,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, including the
2,916-square- foot Pacific ballroom, divisible into two separate rooms.
Technological capabilities include wireless high-speed Internet access in
all public spaces, and a self-service business center is also available to
meet guests’ needs.

Guest rooms have a fresh residential feel and offer dramatic views
overlooking the Olympic Mountains, Pacific Ocean and the city of Victoria.
All rooms feature the signature “Marriott Bed,” with quilted-top
mattresses, upgraded down blankets, oversized comforters and feather
pillows. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access,
individual climate control, two-line telephones with voice mail and data
ports, cable television with pay- per-view movies, in-room coffee and tea
service, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and a work desk with
ergonomic desk chair.


The hotel’s signature restaurant, Fire and Water, is a classic Fish and
Chop House serving fine cuts of beef and fresh Pacific seafood for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, appetizers
and light snacks in the hotel’s lounge area. Other hotel features include
room service, gift shop, laundry valet service, state-of-the-art fitness
center, indoor lap pool and hot tub. A concierge level with upgraded
amenities and concierge lounge serving daily continental breakfast and
cocktails is also available.

For more information or reservations, contact the Victoria Marriott Inner
Harbour at (250) 480-3800, call the Victoria Marriott Reservations at
(866) 306-5451, or visit Marriott Hotels &
Resorts properties participate in the Marriott Rewards(R) frequent guest
program, offering members a choice of points towards a free vacation or
frequent flier miles for every dollar they spend at Marriott International
hotels and resorts. With more than 2,400 participating hotels and almost
20 million members, Marriott Rewards is the world’s most popular frequent
guest program and features more resorts, on-site golf and spas than any
other hotel company.


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