O&B Enters Edmonton with Four New Concepts


EDMONTON — ICE District Properties and Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality (O&B) are set to launch four new restaurant concepts at the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel on August 1.

“We look forward to the addition of these four new restaurant concepts, where locals and visitors alike can experience a variety of dining options under one roof,” says Tim Shipton, senior vice-president, Communications and Government Relations, ICE District. “Our partnership with O&B allows us to elevate the remarkable offerings in ICE District and continue to deliver the unparalleled hospitality the district is known for.”

These openings mark O&B’s first foray into the Edmonton market and an important milestone in the company’s continued expansion into Western Canada.

“This is an exciting partnership for O&B as we join forces with Marriott International Inc. and ICE District to create a dynamic new vision for dining, entertainment and nightlife in one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities,” says Andrew Oliver, president and CEO of O&B. “From casual comfort fare to chef-driven cuisine, we sincerely look forward to catering to the neighbourhood’s tastes, as well as to foodies far and wide.”

The new restaurant concepts are designed to serve a diverse community — from the pre-game and concert crowd, to business diners and condo dwellers — with seasonal menus, curated cocktails and inspired design.

Located on the hotel’s main floor, Kindred Food + Drink will be a laid back all-day dining destination with a balanced menu of seasonally inspired sandwiches, salads, meat and fish. It will feature an open and airy atmosphere, California-style kitchen, 30-foot ceilings and a 40-seat patio.

Braven will also be situated on the main floor, highlighting dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. The space will feature a rich colour palette, luxe copper and bronze accents and jewel-tone upholstery and fabric. Braven will accommodate group dining, parties and celebrations with its three private dining rooms.

Situated on the hotel’s fifth floor, Alchemy will serve as an intimate cocktail bar and lounge, featuring a large patio overlooking ICE District. It will serve a range of handcrafted libations and elevated bar snacks.

O&B will also operate Lobby Bar — a luxurious urban living room for hotel guests and Edmonton locals alike. Featuring soaring ceilings, plush furniture and a marble bar, the sleek and modern lounge will offer a polished atmosphere with a distinct cosmopolitan edge.

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