ALT Offers ALTernatives To Pricey Hotels--This Time In Ottawa
In its continuing quest for world domination – Okay, Canadian domination – family-run Canadian hotelier, Groupe Germain, has announced that they will build another ALT Hotel in Ottawa for 2014.
Expect to see a modern hotel with twelve floors and 148 rooms designed by Canadian architects Lemay Michaud and Richard Chmiel. The hotel will be located on well-traversed Slater Street in Ottawa's bustling business district and will share space with 164 luxury condos in the same complex.
As in all ALT Hotels, WiFi is always free and the hotels don’t just call themselves green, they mean it. They use: geothermal heating and cooling, heat recovery from indoor air that's vented outside, water from commercial washers, energy-efficient lighting and a direct digital control system for ventilation, heating and cooling.
As we reported back in April, there are currently three design-savvy, mid-priced ALT Hotels in Canada--in Québec City, in Montréal’s Quartier Dix30 and at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (look for our inside peek at this recently-opened hotel next week), and plans are currently underway for hotels at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport, in Montreal’s District Griffin and in Winnipeg’s Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District (SHED). Groupe Germain also own five Le Germain boutique hotels across the country. We've been pleasantly surprised by the cozy Toronto and Québec properties.
[Renderings: Groupe Germain Hospitalité]