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An earthy blend of indigenous Rundle rock and timber beam construction echoes the majesty of the nearby mountains, and confident use of texture and architectural detailing has created environments that are both welcoming and dramatic. Each structure sits aside a sweeping stone wall that encircles the property, linking them to the heart of the estate and the soul of entertaining and gracious hospitality, the kitchen of Sapphire Hall. Azuridge is recognized by the Alberta Association of Architects as a Significant Property.

AZURIDGE FEATURES:
 

  • 13 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows framing breathtaking views

  • Open concept kitchen at the heart of Sapphire Hall

  • 12 seat Bubinga Chef’s Table

  • Intimate and stylish ‘OPAL’ dining room

  • Topaz cocktail bar, Tiger’s Eye Den Lounge, and Adventurine games room

  • Banquet, meeting, lecture and conference facilities

  • ‘Azurite Gazebo’ outdoor sheltered lounge with an executive kitchen and al fresco dining

  • Pond-side stage on manicured gardens

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To ensure our guests feel comfortable while visiting us we are using UV-C Lighting Technologies in all the guests rooms, washrooms, meeting spaces and public areas. UV-C is an eco-friendly and chemical free alternative that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and other pathogens.
Before you check-in you can have comfort in knowing that your room and other areas of the hotel have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
COVID-19 EXEMPTION PROGRAM
 

Effective September20th, 2021 Azuridge Estate Hotel will be participating in the Exemption Program. The Restrictions Exemption Program would allow for businesses to operate as usual (without distancing, cohort, curfew restrictions), provided they are ONLY serving people who have proof of immunization or who have a recent privately-paid negative COVID test, as per the requirements in place.

 

This means they could immediately and without restriction serve any individual eligible for vaccination who has one of the following:

  • Proof of double vaccination (note that for a transitional period between September 20th and October 25, 2021, proof of a single dose would be considered acceptable as long as the dose was given two weeks or more before the time of service);

  • Documentation of a medical exemption; or

  • Proof of a recent (within the previous 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or Rapid Antigen Test). The test must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

  • Tests must be privately-paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests completed within 72 hours.

  • Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

  • Those under 12 would not need to provide proof of immunization or a negative test to enter a participating business.

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times when not at seated tables.

  • No cohort or distancing restrictions will be required.

  • Curfew restrictions will be lifted.


    We appreciate your kindness and patience as we navigate through this new process. 

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THE HISTORY OF OUR PROPERTY

Azuridge rests atop 13 acres of rolling foothills in Priddis Alberta. Although only a few kilometers from Calgary, Priddis has remained a quiet and peaceful escape that boasts homestead ranches and family retreats.
 

Originally built in 1997 by local entrepreneur Mogens Smed, the impressive residence, that is now Azuridge, was inspired by the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and has been likened to some of the grand historic railway stations. One of the most notable features includes the floor to ceiling windows in the main hall that were added to provide an awe-inspiring panorama of the foothills.

The name “Azuridge” is inspired by Alberta’s brilliant blue skies, they were drawn to the word “Azure,” referencing the mineral Azurite known for its stunning blue/green colour. The “ridge” component was added because Azuridge is situated on a ridge to have maximum view of the Alberta foothills. Azurite mineral is also known as the “stone of heaven,”
which captures its unique qualities of “Azuridge.”

 

Azuridge opened to the public on January 1, 2012. Word quickly spread of this hidden gem tucked away in the Alberta foothills and it soon welcomed a mix of international famous faces drawn to its seclusion and spirit, returning local guests who’ve grown to consider Azuridge a home away from home, and corporate retreats eager to connect in complete seclusion.