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Marriott Hotel - Calgary International Airport


Designed by IBI Group Architects + Engineers
Renderings by Gensler

This project is an interior fit-out for a 4-star Delta, now Marriott, hotel located within the Calgary International Airport. The hotel will have 318 suites on seven levels and four podium levels - mezzanine, departures, arrivals, and utilities. The new Marriott will include various amenities for guests such as a pool, gym, banquet room, and assorted meeting rooms. The hotel is expected to be completed March 2016, with an opening date of May 1, 2016.

S + A Services Included:


The kitchen for the restaurant is a fully designed commercial kitchen and designed using the latest appliances and local codes (NFPA, ABC) while maintaining the budget set by the hotel. In public areas where large exposed perimeter glass has been provided, potentially creating large skin losses, numerous hot water radiant panels were 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 will further manage energy efficiency throughout the hotel.


The Calgary International Airport electrical infrastructure is designed with enough capacity to accommodate the Marriott Hotel's electrical addition. In order to save energy, the majority of the lighting is LED and utilized with the latest lamp technology. Centralized lighting controls increases 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. The fire alarm system is also connected to the airport's. The banquet facility area is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and includes features such as room booking panels, motorized partitions, and AV capability.


Communications end-to-end structured cabling system infrastructure design.The infrastructure 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.
Our service included value engineering and construction administration.


Security system design services included assessment of the client's requirements, threat and risk analysis and design of state-of-the-art Internet Protocol (IP) electronic access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance systems.
Our services also included construction administration and commissioning of the 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 overall experience is enriched with well designed and integrated audiovisual technology.


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. They are concealed from the end user's point of view and coated inside architectural niches at the top and bottom of each sculptural 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