MONTREAL — Ottawa’s Arts Court is set to become the canvas for a new, art-forward, mixed-use development, featuring a 120-room Hôtel Le Germain as well as a theatre, art gallery and private residences.
Groupe Germain has partnered with Montreal-based condo developer DevMcGill and L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.-based EBC Inc. construction to transform Arts Court into a hub for the city’s arts community. It will become the home to Groupe Germain’s second property in Canada’s capital city (after the Alt Hotel on Slater Street opens in 2016). “Ottawa’s strong visitor base, and the wealth of tourism options, make the city an ideal place to pursue our national expansion. We’re genuinely excited to offer the hospitality of our two banners in the nation’s capital,” said Christiane Germain, Groupe Germain Hospitalité, co-president and co-founder.
The $100-million development will include a collaborative design by Quebec firms Lemay Michaud Architecture Design and Régis Côté et Associes. It’s set to open in 2017.