Ottawa Welcomes the Colourful Alt Hotel to the Nation’s Capital

You would never guess that the Alt Hotel in Ottawa was having their grand opening Tuesday; dozens of guests were already staying at the hotel and enjoying some of the amenities offered in the café and lounge. In fact, the Alt Hotel Ottawa has been accepting guest for the past few weeks in advance of the grand opening as a soft launch, and the reception to the new hotel has been the most successful in the chain’s history.

The hotel café offers treats and a colourful place to eat in the lobby.

The show-stopping modern design of the lobby pays a special tribute to the Ottawa community with a colourful mural of photographs. Altexpo is a collective work of art created from the images of Canadian photographers and Instagrammers Jean-François Frenette , Zara Ansar, Christopher Ryan, Julia Leal and Katie Hession. The eye-catching installation is composed of 9,000 colourful photographs from famous Canadian landscapes and offers insight into the surrounding tourist attractions for guests of the hotel.

The Altexpo mural is made up of photographs taken of Canadian attractions, by local artists.
Staff welcome guests in front of he Altexpo mural, which is made up of photographs taken of Canadian attractions by Canadian artists.

This is the first hotel the Canadian hotelier Groupe Germain Hotels has opened in the nation’s capital but it certainly won’t be the last. Christiane Germain, Co-President of Groupe Germain Hotels attended the grand opening and announced that they have future plans to expand.

“This only the beginning as the property will soon have company: we will be opening a new Le Germain Hotel here in Ottawa in 2017,” said Germain.

Conveniently located on Slater Street in the business district, the Alt Hotel Ottawa is the Group’s seventh property under the Alt banner. The hotel’s design combines intelligent design, comfort and attentive service at an affordable price.

The hotel’s comfortable yet colourful design brings an exciting mix to Ottawa’s hotel scene.

Designed by LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design and Chmiel Architects, the 14-floor, 148-room Alt Hotel Ottawa boasts a wide array of features that range from thoughtful and practical to pleasantly surprising.

“Groupe Germain Hotels is a proud Canadian company and as such, it’s an extra-special honour to announce the opening our first hotel in Ottawa,” states Jean-Yves Germain, Co-President of Groupe Germain Hotels. “It feels as though we are taking one giant step towards becoming the first independent Canadian hotelier to have properties from coast to coast. We are now even more energized to continue expanding until we achieve our goal of 20 hotels across the country by 2020.”

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