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New Ottawa hotels enlarge business accommodation offerings
Ottawa is home to a diverse and experienced accommodations sector that includes major international hotel brands as well as unique boutique and local properties that meet every need and budget. With a total of 11,000 rooms, 6,000 of which are located downtown within walking distance of the Shaw Centre, many Ottawa hotels offer meeting facilities and services and expertly host groups. Reflecting the dynamism of Canada’s capital region, recent hotel openings provide business travelers and meeting planners new and exciting options.
Le Germain Hotel Ottawa
Quebec-based Group Germain Hotels opened Le Germain Hotel Ottawa in the downtown core in May 2018. The luxury boutique hotel boasts 115 rooms, meeting facilities, a fitness room and fine dining. Group Germain properties are refined but vibrant and stylish, delivering appealing design, an engaged staff and breakfast at no extra charge. Norca Restaurant & Bar is an exciting destination for progressive, adventurous Nordic-inspired cuisine with rare Canadian ingredients. The hotel shares an architectural complex with the new Ottawa Art Gallery which showcases rotating exhibits of Canadian art. Delegates and business travelers enjoy being within walking distance of most of the capital’s attractions and meeting places including Parliament Hill, the Shaw Centre and the University of Ottawa.
GLō Best Western Kanata Ottawa West
For travelers who have business meetings in Kanata – Ottawa’s high-tech hub suburb located west of downtown – the GLō Best Western Kanata Ottawa West is a hip new boutique hotel conveniently located off the city’s main highway. The property is located just minutes from the Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa’s largest venue for world-class concerts, sports and events – as well as the Tanger Outlet Mall and the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre which provide many retail and restaurant options. GLō Kanata provides easy access to city sites; it’s 30 kilometres from the Ottawa International Airport; less than 20-minutes’ drive from beautiful Britannia Beach along the Ottawa River; and less than half an hour’s drive from downtown, including the historic Byward Market neighbourhood. This new boutique hotel, opened in 2019, features sleek and modern finishes accented with bold pops of color that appeal to both business and leisure travelers. Business amenities include free WiFi and business center, spacious in-room work desk with coffee and tea maker, and a tech-centric lobby with shared space to connect with other savvy travelers.
Sandman Signature Ottawa Airport Hotel
Opened on July 21, 2019, the new Signature Sandman Ottawa Airport Hotel is conveniently located just eight minutes’ drive from the Ottawa International Airport, and is also surrounded by restaurants, golf clubs, and retail stores. This airport hotel offers 201 beautifully appointed guest rooms that feature flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, mini-fridges, microwaves and comfortable beds. The elegant, relaxed comfort of Sandman Signature suites provide the perfect place to relax before a long flight or after a day of meetings. Business travelers can stay connected with complimentary hotel-wide wired and wireless Internet access, enjoy a meal at the on-site Chop Steakhouse & Bar which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, relax poolside at the indoor heated pool and hot tub, or sweat it out in the fitness centre.