Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge Announces Opening This Spring

Toronto (February 2, 2010) - The brand new Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge announces plans to open in April 2010. Managed by Atlific Hotels and built on Kingston's beautiful waterfront overlooking Lake Ontario, Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge is bound to be the city's premiere extended-stay hotel.

"We are proud to manage the first branded extended-stay property in Kingston," said David Smythe, Area Director, Atlific Hotels. "This new Marriott hotel will provide guests with all the best of home and travel while visiting Kingston and its beautiful waterfront."

The newly constructed Residence Inn by Marriott is located steps away from downtown restaurants, City Hall and Springer Market Square with easy access to Queen's University, RMC, Kingston General Hospital and a number of other businesses. A new waterfront park is being developed alongside the property which will assist in giving city residents and visitors easy access to the waterfront.

"We have been doing business in Kingston for over 20 years and we are thrilled to work with longtime partners Marriott International and Atlific Hotels to bring this property to the city," said Chris Gillin, hotel owner & President, Gillin Engineering & Construction Ltd. "Along with the construction of the hotel, we have worked closely with the City of Kingston and Homestead Land Holdings Limited to develop the adjacent park which we hope will make a beautiful addition to the city and its waterfront."

This new property features 141 well-appointed suites, all of which are 50 per cent larger than standard hotel rooms and are custom built for longer stays. These spacious suites include full kitchens, pull-out sofa beds, luxury bedding and separate areas for sleeping, working, dining and relaxing.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston anticipates the needs of its extended stay guests by offering a grocery shopping service, a spacious fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool and a business centre. Guests of the Residence Inn will also enjoy a number of complimentary services including hi-speed internet access, local telephone calls, daily newspapers, a hot breakfast buffet and an evening social twice weekly. The Residence Inn's meeting and convention rooms offer over 5200 square feet of usable space, which include four private meeting rooms and a 4200 square-foot ballroom with full on-site catering services.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston will employ over 110 people in various positions throughout the hotel. The hotel will continue hiring throughout March 2010. For more information please visit www.marriottresidenceinnkingston.com

For more information on rates and how to book a meeting or stay please contact:
Jamie Moody, Director of Sales & Marketing
T: (613) 544 4888
E: jmoody@marriottresidenceinnkingston.com

About Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge
The Residence Inn Kingston Water's Edge is Kingston's premiere extended-stay hotel featuring 141 generously sized suites and over 5000 square feet of flexible function space. Overlooking majestic Lake Ontario, the Residence Inn Kingston is conveniently located in the city's waterfront area, steps away from many downtown Kingston restaurants and businesses. Offering plenty of space and stunning views of the harbor, the Inn's studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are all equipped with full kitchen amenities and pull out sofa beds, making the hotel the ideal choice for an extended stay.

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About Atlific Hotels
Atlific Hotels is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in Canada operating over 40 hotels with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Named Company of the Year in 2009 by Hotelier Magazine, Atlific Hotels has 50 years of experience managing well known Canadian hotels, resorts, and extended stay properties and has built a reputation for best in business accounting reporting, exceptional sales and marketing programs and sound operational systems. Atlific Hotel' parent company, Ocean Properties, Ltd. operates over 60 hotels throughout the United States. Together they manage over 100 properties in North America with a total of 16,500 rooms, which include independent hotels and resorts as well as internationally recognized hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Westin and Holiday Inn. For more information please visit www.atlific.com