Travel looks a whole lot different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel safely. My husband and I recently moved to Kelowna and both of us need to travel back and forth to Edmonton for work commitments. We are thankful to both have jobs that allow us to work remotely but there are times we need to be in Edmonton for our clients and meetings. We packed our bags and headed to the JW Marriott Ice District for the week and wanted to share our experience with you!
Perks and Amenities
The JW Marriott Ice District is open for business and ready to make your stay more comfortable when you book your travel in advance. Check in is a breeze with the Marriott Bonvoy app. Denny and I tend to stick with Marriott properties when we travel so we can collect the points. This allows us to use our points we’ve earned for free hotel stays when we travel with our family!
We are able to keep track of the points on our phone, check in and out on the app, and book our hotel stays with the touch of a finger. We appreciate the Mobile Key feature that allows us to go keyless and unlock our guest room from our phones during the stay. This feature is available from your iPhone, Android or Apple Watch when you opt in on the app or at the front desk.
One of our favourite perks with many Marriott properties is having access to their Executive Lounge. When you achieve a certain status based on the amount of stays at their wide range of properties, you get this extra perk which we have always enjoyed. We love the Executive Lounge at the JW Marriott Ice District. They offer snacks and drinks for guests plus sweeping views of downtown Edmonton in a warm inviting atmosphere. It’s nice to have this lounge to work in during our stay.
We stayed in the King suite this trip which offered plenty of room for Denny and I to relax and get some work done. Our suite had a separate bedroom, a family room with a table to work at and a large bathroom with walk in shower. We love how spacious the suites are at the JW Marriott Ice District, they also offer great views of downtown Edmonton!
One of the options when checking in, is you can order a plant to care for from their In-room Plant Menu. They offered 8 different options to choose from and shared the benefits of each at the front desk when you check in. Just an extra perk to help you feel more at home. We loved having a snake plant in our room!
Relax During your Stay at JW Marriott Ice District
Kick your feet up and relax while you work at the JW Marriott Ice District. They have plenty of health and safety protocols in place to make your stay more comfortable including:
- Staff are required to wear masks at all times
- Masks are required to be worn by all guests in common areas of the hotel
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the hotel including common areas, the lobby, check in desk and elevators
- Optional housekeeping available for guests
- No mini bar items are available
- Signage to remind guests that elevators can only be occupied by a family or three individual guests
- Valet parking is available and the staff sanitizes high touch points before you get into your vehicle
- Dedicated staff to serve you snacks and food in the Executive Lounge so food items are only handled by them
You can read more about their commitment to your health and safety during your stay here. Denny and I felt relaxed and comfortable during our stay in Edmonton. We spent most of our time working at the hotel in the Executive Lounge which was perfect for two people who work remotely. We were satisfied with the health and safety protocols in place at this property. Thank you to the JW Marriott Ice District for inviting us to stay at your hotel in Edmonton!