Ottawa Marriott Closes Merlot Rooftop Grill, Opens Summit Event Facility


Ottawa, Ontario (Vocus) September 29, 2010

When one door closes, another one opens. Merlot Rooftop Grill, Ottawa Marriott Hotel’s renowned special-occasions restaurant will be closing its doors on Sunday, October 31st, after 38 successful years in business. The popular revolving restaurant opened in 1972 as La Ronde, when the hotel was previously a Holiday Inn. Offering stunning views of Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills, Merlot sells out annually on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and Canada Day.

The Ottawa Marriott is now pleased to announce the opening of Summit, a new Ottawa event facility. Summit, opening Monday, November 1st, will be the Ottawa event venue of choice for upscale, prestigious events hosting between 10 – 300 guests. As Ottawa’s only revolving banquet facility, Summit will offer spectacular views of downtown Ottawa (including Parliament Hill and Ottawa River) and the Outaouais. Due to the unique circular shape and layout of the room, several improvements will be made to enhance the room’s adaptability for various event types. First, modern and multi-functional dividers and blinds will play a dominant role in the overall décor. Second, multi-use LCD TV screens and cameras can be utilized to provide guests with a sightline to all areas of the room.

Summit will be suitable for non-traditional Ottawa weddings, private dinners, holiday parties, corporate launch events, high-profile government receptions, media lunches and press conferences. Guests can expect unforgettable events with unique culinary creations, superior service and spectacular views. For more information about booking your next Ottawa meeting or special event, call Marco Borsato, Director of Catering Sales, at (613) 783-4243 or visit

About Ottawa Marriott:

Welcome to the Ottawa Marriott Hotel in downtown Ottawa, a short stroll from Canada’s Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa Congress Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. Whether you’re visiting Ottawa on business or pleasure, you’ll appreciate our free WiFi in public areas. Stay in one of our 480 comfortable and luxurious guestrooms with 37″ LCD TVs, the REVIVE® bed and WiFi ($ ) or try our newly enhanced Concierge-level guestrooms with contemporary decor and access to our private lounge. Experience Spin Kitchen + Bar, our new day/night bar and restaurant featuring comfort food and your favourite North American fare. Plan a corporate or social function in our 32,000 sq. ft of meeting space including Summit, Ottawa’s only revolving event space. Relax and unwind with our indoor pool, sauna, and exercise facilities featuring treadmills, bikes and ellipticals with personal viewing stations. Please children of all ages in our KIDS’ Zone with activity centre, video games, pool table, and indoor mini-putt. Grab a Starbucks® coffee to go and begin your Capital adventure from the Ottawa Marriott.


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