CALGARY — Group Germain Hotels opened Alt Hotel Calgary East Village this week — its 17th property in Canada and second in Calgary. Alt Hotel Calgary East Village offers 152 rooms with abundant windows, providing unparalleled natural light. As in all Alt hotels, the ultra-fast Wi-Fi is offered free of charge, dogs are welcome and there is no set check-out time when guests book directly with the hotel.
“We are delighted to offer Calgarians the personalized service, modern design and attractive pricing that characterizes our Alt banner,” says Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels. “It’s important for us to support the arts and artists, so we are really pleased to be collaborating with local artist, thelivingbreathingstreet, whose photos of Calgary make up AltExpo, the giant work of art that welcomes guests.”
Amenities include Chromecast streaming-media players, a fitness room, as well as nearly 3,400 sq.ft. of meeting space divided into four multi-purpose rooms with state-of-the-art technology. Altcetera, the on-the-go food counter located in the hotel lobby, offers a wide variety of snacks and refreshments. In 2019, two restaurants will open their doors.
Designed by Canadian firm Lemaymichaud Architecture & Design, the hotel features an ultra-modern design inspired by the neighbourhood’s industrial past. The windows evoke factories from another era, including the neighbouring building: the former Simmons mattress factory.