In the heart of downtown Calgary, the International more than lives up to its name by making sure the best of this beautiful Alberta city is on your doorstep. Two blocks from the C-Train and linked to 19km of city centre destinations by a system of covered walkways, you’re simply spoilt by the shopping, entertainment and dining options. Just over an hour away is Banff National Park, while fantastic skiing is available too – perfect for a day trip or extended stay.
The International’s suites are luxurious places to rest your head – coming with king beds, balconies and dining areas for relaxing and truly feeling at home. All feature comfy pillow-top mattresses, fine fabrics and fluffy bath towels, gourmet coffee and a wet bar area, as well as free wif-fi and bottled water. Ladies-only floors (and gentelmen-only floors) are available should you want a personal touch, from women’s magazines to Aveda salon products and yoga mats… all dedicated to you.
Escape the bustle of downtown with a stroll in the green oasis of Prince’s Island Park, indulge in the latest designer brands at The Core and Stephan Avenue Mall, and see iconic landmarks such as the 191m-tall Calgary Tower and the Olympic Park. Art galleries abound in this cultural metropolis, so be sure to check out The Glenbow Museum, Art Central and The Art Gallery of Calgary – the latter particularly important as a centre of contemporary art in Canada.
Executive chef John Nidua blends a fusion of Asian themes with Western Canadian cuisine and local ingredients at restaurant Global and the 4th Avenue Lounge. Choose from dishes such as seafood chowder; blackened catfish with wild rice and edamame salad; and beef vindaloo. Global offers a relaxed setting, or head to the 4th Avenue Lounge, which boasts sofas and TVs for chilling out and relaxing with friends – while eating and perhaps watching a thrilling performance from the local ice hockey team.
220 - 4th Avenue South WestCalgary - AlbertaCanadaT2p 0h5