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New $40-million hotel to be built next to Ottawa airport

Montreal-based Lemay Michaud Architecture Design are the ones behind the look of the new building.
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The Alt Ottawa Airport design, January 2019. Photo/ Ottawa International Airport

A new $40-million hotel is set to be built next to the Ottawa International Airport, with the hopes of opening late in 2020.

Canadian hotelier Group Germain Hotels and the Ottawa International Airport Authority announced the construction of the Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, Monday. 

The hotel will have 180 rooms on eight floors. Meeting rooms (about 3,000 sq ft each) and a restaurant will be located on the top floor of the building, providing a 360° view of the airport's operations. 

An indoor skywalk will connect the hotel to the airport terminal for ease of use of travelers. 

"After more than a year of due diligence, we found the ideal site and partner to develop a YOW terminal-connected hotel," said Mark Laroche, President and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. "This development, plus LRT connectivity, plus our pre-board screening and concession revitalization plans underline YOW's commitment to serving the growing demands of Canada's Capital Region's residents and visitors. We invite our passengers and partners to follow our development projects at"

The Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport will be Group Germain Hotels' third property in Canada's Capital Region. The first Alt Hotel, located in the business district, opened in 2016, and in the spring of 2018 Le Germain Hotel welcomed its first guests.

Montreal-based Lemay Michaud Architecture Design are the ones behind the look of the new hotel. It aims to create comfortable and well-thought-out rooms with ergonomic workstations, sleek urban design with an eco-friendly environment, lobbies designed so that guests can socialize, relax or have impromptu meetings, and fitness rooms accessible 24/7. 

Also, dogs will be welcome and there will be no set check out time when guests book directly.


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