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 The 352 room Casino Nova Scotia Hotel Branded
The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
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TORONTO, ON – March 13, 2006 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is pleased to announce that the first full-service Marriott hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, is now open for business. 

Located at 1919 Upper Water Street West in Halifax, this six floor property features 352 guest rooms, 15 meeting rooms, two on-site restaurants and an on-site spa. The property is owned and operated by Westerkirk Harbourfront Limited Partnership. 

“We’re very excited to be a part of the Marriott family of hotels, and we look forward to welcoming our past guests as well as new visitors to this wonderful hotel.  Our customers can expect Marriott’s new luxurious bedding, and we will continue to provide the outstanding level of service that our guests have come expect from the Marriott brand,” said Jeff Ransome, general manager of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.
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"The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, our 50th hotel in Canada, is part of Marriott's ongoing strategy to expand our brands across Canada, from coast to coast," said Ron Harrison, president of Marriott Hotels & Resorts 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.  With its rich culture and heritage and thriving tourism industry, Halifax was the obvious choice for our first full-service eastern Canada Marriott hotel." 

Located in the heart of downtown and 32 kilometers from the Halifax Airport, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront offers its guests convenient access to the historic Halifax Waterfront, Casino Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University. In addition to countless restaurants and shopping destinations, other nearby attractions includes Citadel Hill, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Bluenose II. 
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Jeff Ransome (left),  general  manager of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, and
J.W. Marriott, Jr. (right),  chairman and  CEO of Marriott International, Inc.,
celebrate the grand opening of Marriott’s 50th hotel in Canada on May 18,
2006 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront is ideal for business and social occasions, offering 15 meeting rooms with a total of 17,000 square feet of meeting space–with three ballrooms, two boardrooms and three flexible breakout rooms.  Technological capabilities include high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms and comprehensive audiovisual facilities.  A 24-hour business centre is also available to meet guests’ needs.

The hotel boasts two distinctive restaurants.  44 North offers guests unique seafood creations with a spectacular harbourfront view and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Room service is also available.  The Fife and Drum Pub and Eatery offers Scottish hospitality, live entertainment and traditional pub fare.

All guestrooms feature Marriott’s new Revive ™ bedding with plusher mattresses, softer sheets and more pillows.  Replacing the traditional hotel bedspread is a down comforter nestled inside sheeted duvets, which will be freshly laundered for each new guest.  The stylized bedding features 300-thread-count, cotton-rich, white top and fitted bottom sheets and is accented with euro shams, a decorative bed scarf and bolster.  Other in-room amenities include a workspace with ergonomic desk and chair, high-speed wireless Internet access, telephone with data port and speaker phone, coffee maker, iron with ironing board, and cable TV with premium channels. 

The hotel’s Interlude Spa offers a wide range of services, including body and facial treatments, manicures, pedicures and waxing.  Appointments are required for all services.

Casino Nova Scotia is next door to the hotel, accessible by a covered above-ground walkway. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. 

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Contact:

 Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
http://marriott.com/yhzmc

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Also See: Fortis Properties Corporation Building a $15 million Four Points by Sheraton in Halifax, Nova Scotia / Mar 2001
Canadian Gaming Veteran John MacFarlane Named Interim GM of Caesars' Two Nova Scotia Casinos / May 2005

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