Groupe Germain Hospitalité to open the first hotel in Griffintown, a
neighbourhood destined to become a major tourist hub
MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Germain Hospitalité is
proud to announce the opening of ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown, the
fifth hotel of the brand to combine an excellent design, comfort and
price ratio. Along with Hôtel Le Germain Montréal and ALT Hotel
Brossard Quartier DIX30, this will be the third hotel owned and
operated by the company to open in the greater Montréal area. It will
also be the first hotel to open in one of the city's oldest
neighbourhoods, which is currently experiencing major growth and is
expected to become a major tourist hub.
"As we continue to expand across the country, this investment
demonstrates our commitment to Québec and our commitment to continuing
to strengthen our presence in the market where our company was founded.
Moreover, this strategic decision demonstrates our support and
encouragement of the dynamism we're seeing in Montréal. We are also
extremely proud to establish ourselves in Griffintown, an area of
Montréal with strong potential, and one that we, along with other
pioneers, are helping to revive," said Christiane Germain, co-president
and co-founder of Groupe Germain Hospitalité.
To be built at a cost of $27 million, the hotel will create
approximately sixty jobs. Integrated into a multiple-use building
complex that is one of the flagship redevelopment projects in the area,
ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown reflects a harmonious blend of
contemporary and heritage architecture. Designed by Montréal firm MMB
Architects, the building is constructed from aluminum panels and
bricks recycled from historic buildings in the surrounding
neighbourhood. Located at the corner of Peel and Wellington streets, it
sits at an orthogonal of streets that constitute a prime example of
early North America urban planning.
This modern hotel, measuring 18-stories high and immersed in natural
light, will contain 154 ultra-comfortable rooms that feature an
original and intelligent design created by Lemay Michaud Architecture
Design. There are eight meeting rooms and two break areas of
approximately 4,400 square feet in total, all equipped with
large-format televisions, projection screens and equipment at the
cutting edge of technology. Thanks to large-scale windows, these
meeting rooms also enjoy a substantial amount of natural light,
offering guests a beautiful view of the city.
"Our approach is simple: we focus on our guests' needs, and the
essentials that will enhance the quality of their stay. Friendly staff,
ultra-comfortable beds, and the indispensable services and amenities
are a few examples of the simplified luxury that we offer to our
guests. This is what we call being ALTernative," said Julie Brisebois,
General Manager of the future ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown.
The hotel also offers an outdoor terrace of approximately 800 square
feet with stunning views of the city, and a fully-equipped gym that is
accessible at all times. The hotel property is part of a multiple-use
real estate complex that includes District Griffin condos, restaurants,
shops and underground parking.
In celebration of its opening, the ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown is
offering guests a very special rate of $119 per night from March
through May 2014. Afterwards, the rate will be of $149 per night.
Guests will be able to make their reservations online at www.althotels.ca.
ALT Hotels distinguished themselves by their multitude of
energy-efficient features: geothermal heating and cooling, the
recovery of ventilation heat, energy efficient lighting, large-scale
thermal low-emissivity windows, domestic geothermal heating of water;
automatic ventilation control, heating and air conditioning along with
a white roof to minimize the formation of heat islands.
From ALT to ALT: A National Expansion
ALT Hotels are an innovative no-frills-chic hotel concept combining
modern design and eco-friendly features at an affordable rate. Built
near major highways, airports or in urban centres, ALT Hotels can be
found in Québec City, in Brossard's Quartier DIX30, at Toronto's
Pearson International Airport as well as Halifax's Stanfield
International Airport. ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown will open its
doors in March 2014. Two other hotels will open in Ottawa and Winnipeg
in 2015. For more information or to reserve, visit www.althotels.ca.
About Groupe Germain Hospitalité
Ranked as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Groupe Germain
Hospitalité is a family-run business from Québec City that owns and
operates Le Germain Boutique-Hotels and no-frills-chic ALT Hotels
across the country. The company is renowned for the impeccable warmth
and style it brings to its properties. Every year, the 650 member team
welcomes guests for 275 000 overnight stays, bringing the total number
of stays to nearly 2.3 million since the opening of the first property
in 1988. For more information, visit www.groupegermain.com
SOURCE: Groupe Germain
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Renderings of ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown are available here with high resolution versions are available upon request.
Source: Groupe Germain Hospitalité