OTTAWA — The Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a $13 million facelift. An Ottawa landmark since 1941, the historic hotel is refurbishing its 355 guestrooms, suites and corridors at a cost of approximately $28,000 to $35,000 per room.

The renovation work — which will be carried out a few floors at a time to minimize disruption to guests —will be completed by December.

Approximately 25 per cent of the rooms have already been refitted in an updated traditional look, with silvery taupe, satin-striped wallpaper, custom-made-in-Canada dark wood furniture and fainting couches

New conveniences, including charging outlets, iHome docking stations, in-room safes and mini-fridges, have been added. The bathrooms have also received complete makeovers, including new tiling, vanities and showers.

The upgraded Elgin Class rooms feature additional perks, such as Nespresso machines, pillow menus and bathrobes.

The Lord Elgin is a full-scale hotel featuring the Grill 41 restaurant and bar, as well as a business centre, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.


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