Ottawa Welcomes Two New Hotels

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The 148-guestroom ALT Hotel Ottawa is scheduled to open next winter in the heart of the city's downtown.
The 148-guestroom ALT Hotel Ottawa is scheduled to open next winter in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Everything’s coming up roses next year in Ottawa, Canada with the expected openings of two new hotels—the Andaz Ottawa in the trendy ByWard Market neighborhood and the ALT Hotel Ottawa on Slater Street in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Canada is expected to receive its first Andaz-branded hotel next spring. The 200-guestroon Andaz Ottawa will be located at 325 Dalhousie Street, a short walk from Parliament Hill, near the University of Ottawa campus and the city’s nightlife center where visitors can find restaurants, bars and eclectic shops. The hotel will feature four 2-bay Hyatt Suites, two 3-bay Junior Suites and a 4-bay Executive Suite with a fireplace and 560-sq.-ft. terrace. The property will also have a restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge, including and an outdoor terrace offering panoramic views of the city. For more information, visit

Canada’s vibrant capital city will also welcome ALT Hotel Ottawa to its hotel landscape in winter 2016. The 148-guestroom hotel, run by owned by family-owned boutique Canadian hotel company Le Groupe Germain, is located in a 17-story mixed-use building at 199 Slater Street. In an article in the Ottawa Business Journal, Le Groupe Germain’s director of development, Hugo Germain, stated, “We’re going to be working with a pricing strategy that is flat all the year so that we are able to have a guest that knows exactly what he expects when he gets into a room.” The three-star boutique hotel brand ALT aims to keep room rates low by offering smaller rooms that don’t include baggage handlers or free newspapers. The new hotel is expected to be popular among tourists who want to stay close the city’s popular attractions. For more information, visit