Inspired by the culture, and character of Nova Scotia and its people, Muir, Autograph Collection has officially opened its doors, on the Halifax Waterfront in the new Queen’s Marque district. The new lifestyle hotel joins Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott Bonvoy’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of independent hotels championing individuality.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Muir, Autograph Collection to our growing portfolio of distinct independent hotels,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Autograph Collection Hotels. “From an impeccable waterfront location, carefully appointed rooms, to Nova Scotian art, heartfelt design, and dynamic dining, Muir establishes an authentic sense of place – remarkably unlike anything else – that invites guests to forge a meaningful connection with the province and its people.”
Envisioned, developed, and operated by The Armour Group Limited, and designed by celebrated Nova Scotian firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Muir’s contemporary marine, wharf-like design makes a connection to place – from local materials, including salt-and-pepper granite and sandstone, to Muntz metal, a copper alloy prominently used in shipbuilding.
Throughout the hotel, custom furniture, and lighting – designed and crafted in Canada – reflect a modern interpretation of East Coast design. The 109 rooms and suites are richly textured with curved white oak walls and plank flooring – a subtle nod to ocean voyages, while gathering spaces are anchored by soft cove lighting and lively fireplaces.
Featuring modern, elevated takes on classic Atlantic Canadian dishes, Drift’s culinary vision is driven by celebrated Canadian Chef, Anthony Walsh, and Chef de Cuisine, James MacAulay. BKS, Muir’s speakeasy lounge, is an enclave of curved wooden walls, muted marble, and luxurious banquettes.
Muir’s curated collection of amenities includes the ultra-premium wellness centre, Windward Wellness, where high-performance fitness equipment, vitality spa pool and halotherapy salt room encourage guests to rest and rejuvenate.
The hotel offers one-of-kind settings for business events, celebrations, and gatherings. In addition to conversation-starting art, the 1,200-square-foot True Colours Art Gallery offers a dramatic harbour-facing backdrop for exclusive gatherings. The Wardroom – complimentary for Muir guests – is a fully-appointed, private executive meeting space that can hold up to six guests. The Watch, embraced by the sea on three sides, is a 2,100-square-foot event space featuring bespoke furniture, an art collection, two private bars, and a private tasting room.
“Muir, Autograph Collection is a one-of-a-kind destination and a cultural beacon for visitors to Nova Scotia,” said Eugénie Jason, General Manager. “We are excited to welcome guests to an elevated hospitality experience that is truly born of this place.”