OTTAWA —Morguard Corporation has opened a Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton property in downtown Ottawa — the first dual-brand conversion of an existing building in Canada and the first Hilton hotel in downtown Ottawa.
“This transformative development is a testament to Morguard’s investment in the Ottawa region and commitment to redeveloping existing properties for long-term value,” says K. Rai Sahi, chairman and CEO at Morguard. “As one of the largest commercial landlords in Ottawa, we’re delighted to celebrate the addition of this marquee property to our Morguard Hotels portfolio.”
The 17-storey Hilton Homewood Suites features 171 guestrooms for extended-stay accommodations and a combination of studio and one-bedroom options with kitchen appliances. The 10-storey Hilton Garden Inn offers 175 guestrooms for short-stay accommodations and offers meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 250 people. The property also features the Tulip Restaurant and Bar, helmed by executive chef David Vinoya.
“What makes the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton unique is thoughtfully designed accommodations and shared amenities, curated to provide a smart, reliable and convenient stay,” says Denis Gilles, GM of the hotel. “We’re proud to offer our guests the certainty that they will always receive high-quality service from the first moment they get in touch with us.”
The Morguard-led re-development project, which began in 2016, includes a new HVAC system, extensive exterior brick work, new exterior glazing and windows and enclosed balconies. It also features a completely redesigned lobby, modern floorplans and finishes and construction of a new bank of elevators.