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Algonquin reopens after expansive renovation

20 March 2014

Officials with New Castle Hotels and Resorts, Southwest Properties and Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said they have unveiled the renovation to New Brunswick´s landmark Algonquin resort.

The iconic resort is the nation´s first Autograph Collection hotel, Marriott International´s exclusive portfolio of independent hotels. The Southwest/New Castle team purchased the hotel from the provincial government in 2012 to undertake the “rafters to registration” refurbishment.

The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of passionately independent hotel experiences ranging from a 15-room boutique hunting lodge in the mountains of Colorado to a 19th century neoclassical palace in the majestic city of Prague.

The Algonquin´s guest rooms and public spaces were completely reimagined by TSX designer Robynne Moncur of Moncur Design. The hotel´s décor reflects, without recreating, its Victorian origins, with a gracious, living room-style lobby that invites lingering around the two-sided fireplace. The lounge and newly-inspired Braxton´s restaurant now open to an outdoor patio that allows guests the chance to take in the spectacular nightly sunsets.

The 233-room Algonquin Resort overlooks the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay from St. Andrews-by-the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. Its website is at

Southwest Properties is the developer of several dynamic, mixed-use projects that are planned within urban Halifax. For more information, visit


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