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Marriott Hotel - Calgary International Airport


Designed by IBI Group Architects + Engineers
Renderings by Gensler

The Marriott hotel within the Calgary International Airport includes 318 suites on seven levels, as well as four podium levels - mezzanine, departures, arrivals, and utilities. The hotel features various amenities for guests, such as a pool, a gym, a banquet room, and assorted meeting rooms.

S + A Services Included:


The hotel restaurant includes a commercial kitchen with modern appliances. In public areas where large exposed perimeter glass has been provided, numerous hot water radiant panels are provided as a source of supplemental heat. Each hotel suite has been provided with a fan coil which ties into a thermostat. The thermostat connects to the building management system (BMS) to control the fan coil operation and maintain energy efficiency throughout the hotel.


The Calgary International Airport electrical infrastructure is designed with enough capacity to accommodate the Marriott Hotel's electrical load. The majority of the lighting is LED and utilizes the latest lamp technology, while centralized lighting controls increase the hotel's energy conservation. Both the lighting and HVAC systems in the suites are programmed to a card reader. Emergency power for the hotel is fed directly from the airport's electric generator, and the fire alarm system is also connected to the airport's. The banquet facility area is equipped with innovative technology and includes room booking panels, motorized partitions, and AV capability.


The end-to-end structured cabling communications infrastructure design includes OM3 fiber intra-building backbone cables and Category 6A horizontal data cables for hotel network, VoIP phone, CCTV, IP TV, AV, Wireless Access Point and BMS.


The security system includes state-of-the-art Internet Protocol (IP) electronic access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance systems.


The conference floors at the Marriott hotel feature state-of-the-art audiovisual systems that enrich the guest experience. Guests are greeted in the arrivals lobby with a 110" diagonal video wall. The ballroom and meeting rooms features sophisticated and integrated sound and presentation systems. Every meeting room also has a digital room schedule display.


The lighting for the Marriott hotel is designed with a focus on improving the guest experience. To achieve this, key architectural features, special rooms, and wayfinding areas received special attention. A cluster of pendants, located on the arrivals floor, provide visual cues for all newcomers. The custom-made reception desks are backlit with LED luminaires, and a combination of wall washers and downlights provide ambient lighting in this area. Feature sculpture walls are illuminated with powerful linear LED wall grazer luminaires, which are concealed from the end user's point of view and coated inside architectural niches at the top and bottom of each piece. The stairwell is a focal point and features a custom made organic sculpture with several LED lamps within to add sparkle to the hanging crystal drops. The underside of the stairs contains translucent glowing panels that are illuminated with hidden linear LED luminaires located within. The main ballroom is equipped with custom made cloud panels that are surrounded by LED coves. The ambient lighting is provided with LED downlights and wall sconces. Intelligent controls are present throughout the ballroom to allow multiple function requirements.


Calgary, Alberta

Gross Floor Area

  • 258,635 sq ft

Total Construction Cost

$ 35,000,000

Completion Year