Thursday January 30th, 2014 - 2:48PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA—Originally built in 1889, the Algonquin Resort will reopen flowing a $35-million renovation in St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, here, and will be the first Canadian property in Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
The renovation included preserving architectural details, such as the half-timbered and stucco façade, 96 Juliet balconies and 16 second-floor patios. The glass in the original 200 11-ft. arched windows was replaced and air conditioning was added, outdoor event spaces were expanded and double-sided fireplaces were converted to gas. Public areas were reconfigured.
The 233-room luxury hotel has two restaurants: Braxton’s Restaurant and Bar and the Clubhouse at the golf course; a new indoor pool with a three-story water slide; an outdoor pool with two hot tubs; a private beach; a fitness center; a children’s playground; and 19,300 sq. ft. of meeting space with three ballrooms. The resort’s 18-hole championship golf course was redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2000.
A new 1,400-sq.-ft. spa will offer treatments based on ancient techniques of the native Algonquin people using seawater and honey from the resort's beehives.
While the 216 guestrooms and 17 suites have been restored to their Victorian beginnings, they also offer modern conveniences including flat screen TVs, MP3 players, pillow-top mattresses, radiant heat bathrooms and plush bathrobes. In-room movies are complimentary. Some guestrooms and suites feature balconies or patios, and suites also have private seating areas. WiFi is complimentary throughout the property.