Atlific Hotels Announces the Opening of the New Residence Inn By Marriott Kingston Water's Edge

August 18, 2010 - Atlific Hotels proudly announces the opening of the stylish new Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge. Built on Kingston's beautiful downtown waterfront overlooking Lake Ontario, the new Residence Inn by Marriott promises to be Kingston's best extended stay hotel.

"We are thrilled to be the first branded extended stay hotel in Kingston and to partner once again with Marriott International and the hotel's owners, Gillin Engineering & Construction Limited," said Philippe Gadbois, Senior Vice-President, Atlific Hotels. "The Marriott brand has long been a leader in providing a quality product with outstanding service. This new property promises to maintain that reputation, providing guests with all the comforts of home and travel while visiting downtown Kingston." Gadbois added.

The newly constructed Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Ontario is just steps away from Kingston's 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. Battery Park, a new waterfront park and trail, was developed between the hotel and the shore of Lake Ontario for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors to Kingston.

This new Kingston hotel features 141 spacious suites that are custom built for longer stays and include full kitchens, pull-out sofa beds, luxury bedding and separate areas for sleeping, working, dining and relaxing. The hotel's new restaurant, West 76 Grill, open for lunch and dinner, provides guests with an internationally-inspired menu centered on fresh, locally-sourced products. The impeccable food, large waterside patio and contemporary dining room overlooking Lake Ontario are sure to make West 76 Grill a welcome addition to Kingston's dining scene.

Atlific Hotels has a long-standing history of managing successful and award-winning Marriott hotels. The Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge is the eighth Marriott property in Atlific's' ever-growing portfolio which includes the newly redesigned Residence Inn by Marriott London Downtown and Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour; awarded with Marriott International's 2007 North American Hotel of the Year.

Atlific Hotels is also pleased to announce Michael Johnstone as general manager of Residence Inn Kingston Water's Edge. Johnstone has over 25 years of experience in the hotel industry throughout Europe and North America, bringing a multitude of knowledge and expertise to the new Kingston hotel.

The new hotel offers guests a grocery shopping service, a spacious fitness centre, indoor saltwater 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 Kingston features over 5200 square feet of meeting space including four private meeting rooms and a 4000 square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests in a reception-style event. The Residence Inn Kingston's meeting space provides stunning views of Kingston's harbour and the St. Lawrence River.

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About Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge
The Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge is Kingston's premiere extended-stay hotel featuring 141 generously sized suites with over 5000 square feet of flexible function space including a large waterfront ballroom that can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people. Overlooking majestic Lake Ontario, the Residence Inn Kingston Ontario 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 harbour each of the hotel's studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are equipped with full kitchen amenities and pull out sofa beds, making the Kingston hotel the perfect home away from home.

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 Hotels' 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, Starwood and InterContinental Hotels Group. For more information please visit www.atlific.com