New Castle Hotels and Resorts, Southwest Properties and Marriott International have jointly launched the renovated Algonquin Resort in New Brunswick, Canada.
The refurbished 233-room resort is the first in Canada to join the Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels.
In 2012, the Southwest/New Castle team purchased the hotel from the provincial government and renovated its guest rooms and public spaces by hiring Toronto-based designer Robynne Moncur of Moncur Design.
The interiors of the hotel are said reflect its Victorian origins, with a living room-style lobby with a two-sided fireplace. The lounge and Braxton’s restaurant now open to an outdoor patio.
Southwest Properties chairman and CEO Jim Spatz said: "The challenge was to preserve the authenticity of the historic hotel while simultaneously meeting modern building standards, as well as guest expectations for luxurious accommodations."
The Algonquin Resort features a new Natatorium with a three-storey waterslide and fitness centre, as well as a spa featuring a salon.
Marriott International vice president Manlio Marescotti said: "With its remarkable sense of place, this extraordinary hotel represents an ideal opportunity to introduce the Autograph Collection to Canada."
The Algonquin Resort’s guest rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, plush bathrobes, MP3 players, 32in flat screen televisions, in-room coffee and in-room movies and WiFi.
The 17 suites at the property offer a private seating area as well as select guestrooms and suites featuring a balcony or patio.
Dining facilities at the hotel include two restaurants, Braxton’s restaurant and bar and the Clubhouse, as well as in-room and anyplace dining.
The property also features 19,000ft² of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
Algonquin will also be home to the seaside Algonquin Golf Course, slated to open in April 2014, featuring two of the top ten golf tees in Canada.
Image: Algonquin Resort exterior. Photo courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.