OTTAWA, Ont. — Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened its first Andaz-branded in property in Canada — and its first hotel in the nation’s capital — in Ottawa today. The 200-room Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, the thirteenth in the portfolio, joins other Andaz hotels in global gateway cities and top resort destinations.
Set in the heart of ByWard Market, a historical marketplace and present-day urban center of chic boutiques, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, the hotel — designed by award-winning interior design firm Mason Studio — boasts six studio meeting spaces, a ground floor restaurant and bar, as well as a stunning rooftop lounge offering sweeping views of the Ottawa cityscape.
“We are very excited to introduce the Andaz brand to such a special city such as Ottawa that has so much history and culture to share,” says Matt Graham, general manager of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. “With the support of local designers, artisans and creative minds, this incredible hotel celebrates the very best of local culture here in Ottawa and aims to inspire guests and locals. We look forward to becoming a member of this great community and growing alongside the nation’s capital.”
Each floor of the 16-story hotel reflects the history and character of a Canadian province or territory. Upon entering the space, guests are welcomed into an inviting lounge environment with custom-designed low sectional seating. Overhead, Mason Studio enlisted the expertise of Toronto-based furniture makers Hollis + Morris to create a lighting installation made of mixed Canadian-wood species. Patterned rugs and copper metal accents provide pops of colour and texture against the understated lobby, clad in natural, local materials such as oak paneling and grey stone floors. Artwork throughout the hotel gives a nod to its surrounding culture and has been curated by the Canadian Council Art Bank, home to the largest collection of contemporary Canadian art.
Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market boasts multiple dining venues, helmed by executive chef Stephen La Salle. The hotel’s signature restaurant, feast + revel, is built around the incredible view surrounding its exterior, extending throughout the ByWard Market. Inspired by its environment, feast + revel features New Canadian cuisine with an ingredient-driven menu emphasizing local, organic, hormone-free and sustainable products.
An all-day coffee bar with grab-and-go bites and high quality, locally sourced Equator coffee is available for both guests and the neighboring community. Copper Spirits & Sights, the hotel’s 16th floor rooftop bar and lounge with incredible city views and open fire pits, offers a craft cocktail and beer program that reflects the seasons, as well as curated small plates made for sharing.
“Our approach when it comes to food and beverage is all about creating a social space that brings people together and offers incredible options inspired by Ottawa’s culture,” says LaSalle. “Ottawa has deep culinary influences from France and England so our food pays homage to this history with British and French touches. We also want our options to be representative of all Ottawa has to offer, so we’re excited to be working with local farmers, artisans, brewers, winemakers and others who are helping us to craft a truly special experience.”