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Atlific Hotels & Resorts Opens the 236-room
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
WASHINGTON – April 27, 2004 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) 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 16-story hotel is jointly owned by Ocean Properties and Concert Properties, and is managed by Atlific Hotels & Resorts.

"The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is part of Marriott's strategy to grow our brands 

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
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.” 

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 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. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories.

Matthew Carroll
Marriott International
(301) 380-8331
Also See: Francis D. Mairet Appointed General Manager at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour / January 2004
Marriott Hotels of Canada Reach Agreement with Pinnacle International to operate the Pinnacle Hotel,
Formerly Delta Pinnacle Vancouver / June 2003

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