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November | December 2014 | Ignitemag.ca | 23 With a pedigree that extends to 1889, a distinctive Tudor-style exterior and welcoming verandahs and balconies, it's not surprising that the Algonquin Resort is frequently described as grand, elegant and warm. After new owners undertook a carefully considered $30-million dollar renovation, the property in the famously scenic community of St. Andrews now combines historic charm with modern elements like complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, a new fitness centre and an indoor pool with a three-storey waterslide. The town of St. Andrews has sea kayaking, bike tours and artisan shops, and there's plenty to do at the resort too, starting with a must-do round on the top-ranked par-72 oceanside golf course. Enjoy fresh, local fare at the casually elegant Braxton's Restaurant & Bar, or head to The Clubhouse right on the golf course. The 233 guestrooms and suites, fully renovated with contemporary lines and colours, include essential modern details such as workspaces with task lighting, pillow-top mattresses and bathroom floors with radiant heat. One fun quirk is that there are no cookie cutter rooms here—because the resort was built in stages over many years, it has 117 different room types and configurations, compared to the usual eight to 10 of modern hotels. Cost: Rooms start at $189 per night. algonquinresort.com THE ALGONQUIN RESORT A newly renovated historic gem in New Brunswick's St. Andrews by-the-Sea by Bonnie Schiedel good to know The Algonquin has 19,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event venues: •The Van Horne Ballroom, which features theatre-style seating for 300, is a free- standing building located beside the picturesque Van Horne Pavilion and out- door pool. •The airy Carleton Rotunda offers 11-ft. ceilings, lots of natural light via tall multi- paned windows and can accommodate up to 100 people for receptions. •The Shaughnessy Ballroom and the New Brunswick Ballroom both offer banquet seating for 350. •Four other meeting rooms, fully equipped with LCD presentation screens, projectors and stereo sound, can accommodate more intimate groups of 15-50 people. W y NOTE WORTHY

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