The FINANCIAL -- Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, on May 10 announced its fourth location in Canada with the opening of The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta.
“We are delighted for Kananaskis Mountain Lodge to join the Autograph Collection Hotels as our first in Alberta, Canada,” said Don Cleary, President of Canada for Marriott International. “With its curated design, rich, local history, and beautiful mountain setting, this hotel perfectly embodies the brand’s exactly like nothing else mantra and is a welcome addition the growing global portfolio of more than 135 hotels worldwide.”
The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge features 247 contemporary guest rooms, suites and lofts, many of which offer breathtaking views of the mountains. The design seamlessly blends high-end, modern luxuries with rugged mountain living, offering locals and travelers a convenient hub to escape into the solitude of the picturesque Kananaskis Valley and explore four seasons full of wilderness adventures, such as hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, skating and snow shoeing.
The property has a wide range of family amenities and programming including the year-round KananasKIDS program. A completely renovated indoor/outdoor hot tub, fitness room, new waterpark and expansive new playground will be completed in Spring/Summer 2018 – hot spot for families to indulge, relax and play. Also offered on-site are full service conference, meeting and wedding facilities with over 18,000 sq ft of space and 21 rooms to choose from, according to Marriott.
A culinary journey awaits at the Lodge’s four unique and redesigned restaurants. Market Café offers grab-and-go breakfasts options; the Blacktail Bar lobby lounge provides hand-crafted cocktails; Forte, the Italian restaurant offers delicious homemade Italian fare; and the Cedar Room Mountain Chophouse offers the signature 32oz Tomahawk Beef Chop.
Guests can further enhance their stay with a tee-time at newly reopened Kananaskis Country Golf Course, a premier golf destination in the Canadian Rockies, or a rejuvenating visit to the brand-new Kananaskis Nordic Spa, featuring four outdoor pools, six steam and sauna cabins, an exfoliation room, a salt-water float pool, heated hammocks, plus eight massage treatment rooms, the Two Trees Bistro, all conveniently located on-site at the Lodge.
“The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge embraces the power of rediscovery and breathtaking beauty. Guests and families will be treated to an authentic escape from the world, nestled among rugged terrain and astonishing views, where business and leisure travelers can reconnect and refocus,“ said Ryan Pomeroy, President, Pomeroy Lodging LP.