SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 27, 2013 15:51 ET

Renovations at Downtown Halifax Hotel Cater to Modern Business Travellers

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Adds Restaurant, Great Room and Meeting Space

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - Creating a better business stay is about more than Internet access and an in-room desk. When it came to offering working guests a stay that truly met their needs, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel knew that big changes were in order. After a $5-million renovation, this luxury Halifax hotel now offers a hotel experience that speaks directly to the needs of today's business travellers.

The transformation at this downtown Halifax hotel is anchored in the lobby area, now home to the brand new Great Room. This innovative take on the traditional lobby offers multiple features that allow for solo work, small group meetings, downtime and dining. The bright, airy space is the perfect place for connecting, whether in person or with complimentary wireless Internet access. Lounge areas allow guests to gather, while the Individual Zone offers a more private, quiet space to read a book or get to work without retreating back to a guest room.

The Great Room is also home to the hotel's new Halifax restaurant and bar, harbourstone sea grill & pour house. Replacing the former 44 North and Fife and Drum restaurants, this new venue focuses on offering diners something special, from a breakfast buffet to local beers on tap. With seating for 177, the restaurant can accommodate larger groups in booths, while lounge seating offers space for smaller parties. The bar is a focal point of the Great Room, and features comfortable lounge seating that's easily accessible day or night and doesn't require guests to order a drink or meal to utilize the space.

As part of the renovation, the hotel also expanded its meeting and event space with the addition of the Sable Ballroom. The new waterfront venue offers spectacular views and an abundance of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. With 22,000 square feet of flexible event space, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel can accommodate everything from conferences and board meetings to weddings and family reunions.

About the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
With an indoor skyway that takes guests directly to the World Trade & Convention Center and Casino, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is the ideal choice for business travellers. After a major renovation -- including a new Great Room, restaurant and meeting spaces -- this downtown hotel is set to welcome guests to a more modern, innovative stay. The Great Room features flexible spaces for group gatherings or quiet work alone, while the addition of harbourstone sea grill & pour house highlights local beers. The surrounding area offers additional options for dining; the hotel's website features a detailed Halifax destination guide. With a view overlooking the harbor, the property is a calm retreat with a fitness centre, indoor pool and full-service spa. Guest rooms feature comforts including in-room dining, a marble bathroom, flat-screen TV, plush bedding and coffee/tea service. A desk with ergonomic chair and high-speed Internet access allow visitors to work in the comfort of their room. This AAA Four Diamond hotel also offers concierge-level accommodations, which include access to the exclusive lounge and its honour bar, continental deluxe breakfast and hors d'oeuvres. The recent renovation also expanded the hotel's meeting space, which now tops out at 22,000 square feet.

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