By Don Douloff, October 16, 2008
A $1.2-million renovation has turned the Olde Scotch Room, a piano bar that was part of the Calgary Marriott, into function space for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, which connects to the Marriott via a corridor.
Named the Chinook Rooms, the four meeting areas vary from 505 sq. ft. to 920 sq. ft. They accommodate either 40 or 50 for meals; 42 to 76 for receptions; 48 to 72, theatre-style; 24, 36 or 38, classroom-style; 20, 24 and 28, boardroom-style; and 19 to 34 for hollow-square and U-shape setups.
A moveable wall divides Chinook 2 and Chinook 3, which, combined, total 1,430 sq. ft. and accommodate 80 for meals, 118 for receptions and 27 to 100 in the other configurations noted above.