CALGARY — Germain Hotels has opened its 19th property in Canada, Alt Hotel Calgary University District. This is the group’s third hotel in Calgary, following the opening of Le Germain Hotel Calgary in 2010 and Alt Hotel Calgary East Village in 2018, marking the group’s first property inauguration in Canada since 2019.
Alt Hotel Calgary University District offers 155 guestrooms and more than 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting-and-event space across four meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one creative lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour gym, on-site underground parking and pet-friendly rooms. The property is Germain Hotels’ first Silver LEED-certified hotel (application pending), employing innovative techniques to reduce waste and promote resource conservation. Also part of the hotel’s sustainable efforts is its strong focus on celebrating all things local, with 100 per cent Canadian-made beds, locally sourced bath products in each room and a rich tapestry of local art featured in its lobby.
“We take immense pride in introducing our second Alt Hotel in Calgary, located in the dynamic community of University District,” says Marie Pier Germain, vice-president, Marketing and Sales, Germain Hotels. “This hotel opening is a special one for us, as it’s our first one since the end of the pandemic.”
Germain Hotels’ 20th property, Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, will start construction in a few weeks. First announced in 2019, the project was halted due to the pandemic. The new scaled-down version of the hotel will consist of 178 guestrooms, meeting rooms and gym, as well as a full-service restaurant. A pedway will connect the hotel directly to the airport terminal and will be the company’s third establishment in Ottawa. Estimated to cost $55 million to build, the hotel is expected to open in 2025.
“We’ve been working with the Ottawa Airport on this project for the past five years. We’re very happy to start construction on this hotel that will employ more than 40 people. We believe in Ottawa and are invested in the region, as this is our third establishment in the city,” says Hugo Germain, VP, Operations.