Like Dalhousie University, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites has been an integral part of Halifax for many decades.
So it’s not surprising there have been many connections between the historic landmark hotel and the university over the years, including Lord Nelson owners and employees who were graduates, guests who stayed there while visiting loved ones attending the school and a long list of ongoing sponsorships.
Most recently the hotel was a proud sponsor of Dal’s 200th anniversary celebrations. It’s also a regular supporter of the annual DPMG Conference and hosts of the annual client appreciation holiday luncheon for Dal administrative staff.
Ralph Medjuck, a recent owner of the Lord Nelson, is also a longstanding Dal supporter. His donation of $2.5 million to renovate a 97-year-old Sexton campus building used by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning inspired its renaming to the Ralph M. Medjuck Building.
“Dalhousie has been the foundation and the source for my energy and the source for my many accomplishments. It is a pleasure and an honour to be seen as a partner with the university,” Medjuck, (LL.B ’54) said at the dedication.
The Oland family, iconic Nova Scotia brewers and also former owners of the hotel, enriched the Dal archives by entrusting it with their historic family records and artifacts dating back to 1870. Archivists said some of the more interesting materials donated over several years included brewing recipe books for Oland and Son and A. Keith and Son, photographs, advertising proofs, beer labels, and materials relating to the Bluenose II, commissioned by Oland and Son.
An eight-month project in 2009 to catalogue all of the materials resulted in an exhibit at the Killam Memorial Library.
The 90-year-old Lord Nelson Hotel is a historic landmark with an unmatched location overlooking the Halifax Public Gardens and proximity to other downtown amenities, including Dal.
The hotel is a blend of classic refinement and contemporary style and in recent years has extensively restored 12,500 square feet of event space as well as each of its 262 guest rooms. Given its historic elegance and downtown location, the Lord Nelson is a popular choice for weddings and weekend escapes in the city. The hotel also hosts guests from around the world seeking unique Maritime hospitality.
Dal and The Lord Nelson look forward to many more decades of partnership.
About the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Originally built in October 1928, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites is a beloved Maritime landmark overlooking the 16-acre downtown oasis famously known as the Halifax Public Gardens. The historic elegance and charm has recently been enhanced with a multi-million-dollar lift resulting in a unique blend of heritage meets modern. Enjoy a selection of stylishly-designed rooms and suites that offer a wide range of amenities and services including extended stay options.
Magnificent event space and service excellence has made the Lord Nelson the city’s most sought-after venue for conferences, weddings and social events.
Experience historic charm artfully enhanced with urbanely elegant touches designed to provide seamless service and a welcoming and comfortable travel experience.