The Rosseau, Canada’s first JW Marriott Resort & Spa, opened on December 22nd in Muskoka, Ontario.
Known as Toronto’s ‘Hamptons’, Muskoka has been attracting celebrity visitors for over 120 years. In recent years, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have been drawn to the area’s rugged terrain and crystal clear lakes, along with many Canadian and international holidaymakers.
The 221 suite JW Marriott apart-hotel development is the latest phase in the creation of Red Leaves, the world class resort located two hours north of Toronto, which can be reached on daily direct flights from the UK.
The Rosseau belongs to the highest category of hotels carrying the Marriott name, the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Group, which includes just 38 luxury hotels and resorts in 18 countries.
Like all of the JW Marriott hotels and resorts, The Rosseau has a dramatic setting with d’or that matches the area’s history and design ethos. Owners and visitors will have five dining options – a lakeside country grille, tapas lounge bar, Italian trattoria, coffee house and a poolside bistro.
The two-storey Spa Rosseau, occupies a 13,500 sq ft space that includes couples massage rooms, wet treatment rooms, hydrotherapy, a well-equipped fitness studio and outdoor pool with spectacular views of the lake.
A library with grand fireplace is just the place for cozy winter nights, while the event lawn is ideal for hosting outdoor functions, providing a spectacular view of the lake in the summer months.
Conference and reception facilities are equipped to host events of up to 700 guests. There are ten meeting rooms amounting to 6,400 sq ft of space.
Adjacent to the hotel property is The Rock, an 18-hole, par 70 championship course designed by legendary golfer Nick Faldo, with narrow tree-lined fairways and sloping greens that wind through granite outcroppings, hardwood trees and rolling hills.
The hotel and golf course are within the Red Leaves 566-hectare resort community and a range of outdoor activities is available nearby, including numerous water-based activities on the lake, such as fishing, kayaking, water-skiing, canoeing and some of the best boating in all of North America.
Environmentalist Hap Wilson and naturalist/astronomer Robin Tapley have developed the resort’s Nature Reserve – 283 hectares of land with over 50 kilometres of hand-cut hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain bike trails.
This area boasts a wide variety of animal wildlife including bears, wolves, foxes, deer, moose and elk, and an array of bird and plant life, making the Nature Reserve at Red Leaves an ideal place to play and observe the natural order of wild Muskoka, year round.
Apart-hotel units within The Rosseau are being sold on a condominium basis. As part of the JW Marriott rental pool programme, a return based on the hotel’s rental income will be paid to unit owners. Alternatively, buyers can purchase a property on a four year leaseback programme, which offers a 7% return guaranteed by the developer.
Suites at The Rosseau apart-hotel are currently available from CAD$294,900 (UK£164,724) for a studio ranging to CAD$984,900 (UK£550,140) for a one-bedroom suite plus den.
For further information, please visit www.redleavesmuskoka.co.uk or call 0845 130 8768.