The skyline in Calgary’s Beltline will be getting a bit busier.
Silverbirch Hotels and Resorts have announced their plans to build a 360-room Residence Inn by Marriott on the former site of the Alberta Boot Company, at the corner of 10 Ave. and 5 St. S.W.
The development is expected to be one of the largest Residence Inns in the world.
The hotel will feature:
  • full kitchens
  • separate living and sleeping areas
  • in-hotel business services
  • 24/7 self-serve food and beverage pantry
  • health and fitness options
  • comfortable public areas
  • terrace lounge
  • roof deck for relaxation and socializing
“Calgary has quickly been moving towards being Canada’s most important business centre,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts in a release. “Residence Inn by Marriott brings the best possible long-stay experience for business travellers to Calgary, by connecting them to their home and office and helping guests balance work and relaxation while traveling.”
In addition to a hotel, the site will also feature a 10,000 square foot conference centre which will offer a number of all-inclusive meeting packages.
The company says that the facilities will be distraction-free, ergonomically designed, and will offer high-definition video conferencing.
Construction is expected to begin in 2014 and the hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.