Building Magazine


Alt Hotel Calgary to open in the East Village in 2017

Building on the success of Hôtel Le Germain Calgary, Groupe Germain Hospitalité announced its intention to build an Alt Hotel in Calgary, with the goal of welcoming its first guests in 2017. Located in the heart of the dynamic East Village, at the corner of Confluence Way and 6th Avenue SE, Alt Hotel Calgary will present stunning views of the Bow River, downtown Calgary as well as the many activities that will take place in the area. The new hotel will be accessible within walking distance from Hôtel Le Germain Calgary and represents an investment of 34 million dollars.

“East Village is currently buzzing with activity and promises to quickly evolve into a neighbourhood full of vitality that visitors will want to spend time in”, says Christiane Germain, co-president of Groupe Germain Hospitalité. There are currently five Alt Hotels across Canada, including locations at Halifax’s Stanfield International airport, Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Montreal and Quebec City. Two new Alt Hotels will open in downtown Winnipeg in 2015 and Ottawa in 2016.

Designed by the firm Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, Alt Hotel Calgary will be 11 stories tall with 155 rooms and 5,000 square feet of meeting space. The lobby will face Riverwalk Plaza and offer great views of St. Patrick’s Island Park and the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Two retail zones will be integrated into the first floor of the building and there will be three floors of underground parking available. The proposed project is currently pending approval from municipal authorities and is being developed in partnership with local builder Homes By Avi.

Outside the lobby, guests of Alt Hotel Calgary will easily access the 700 km network of public recreational trails, including, a revitalized St. Patrick’s Island park via the new St. Patrick’s Bridge. The area’s new restaurants and stores, including the highly anticipated Charbar, opening soon in the historic Simmons Building will also be reachable within a few seconds.

Coming just days after the announcement of a new Le Germain Hotel being built in Ottawa, Alt Hotel Calgary will now be the fourth property in development by Groupe Germain Hospitalité, in addition to its 10 hotels already in operation.

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