CALGARY — West Campus Development Trust, Group Germain Hotels and Calgary-based Homes by Avi have announced a new addition to Calgary’s Northwest University District development plans — a 156-room Alt Hotel.

The new hotel, which is expected to open in late 2020, will include a retail and residential component, as well as an underground parkade.

“We’re excited to announce the addition of Alt Hotel as the University District starts to take shape,” says James Robertson, president and CEO, West Campus Development Trust. “Group Germain Hotels and Homes by Avi are ideal partners to bring the hotel to the dynamic urban community of University District, sharing the Trust’s dedication to design and experience that puts people first.”

The hotel is the second partnership project for Homes by Avi and Group Germain Hotels. The residential component will be developed by the award-winning multi-family division, Avi Urban, while LemayMichaud Architecture Design will head the Alt Hotel’s design.

“We are thrilled to build a new hotel at University District because we’re investing in an up-and-coming community that is future-focused,” says Jean-Yves Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels. “Partnering with [West Campus Development Trust] and Homes by Avi means we are working with like-minded, creative people to develop a new and inspiring hotel in Calgary that is contemporary and intelligent in design.”


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