A 6th ALT Hotel set for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
"We are on track to achieve our business objective of
building ten ALT Hotels across the country within five
years. The projects we announced to date represent
spending of $150 million."
Christiane Germain, Co-president of Groupe Germain
MONTREAL, Oct. 26, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - With the announcement of the
construction of an ALT Hotel at the Halifax Stanfield International
Airport, Groupe Germain is on track to meet its target of building ten
ALT Hotels across the country over a five year period. The first ALT
Hotel opened in Brossard's Quartier DIX30 district in 2007, followed
the same year by a second in Quebec City. In addition to the project
announced today for the Halifax market, three other projects are under
construction or development: Pearson Airport in Toronto, which will
open in spring 2012, downtown Winnipeg, which was announced this summer
and will open in summer 2013, and downtown Montreal, scheduled to open
in summer 2013.
While 50% of the construction cost of an ALT Hotel will be spent in
Quebec, particularly in the pre-fabrication process of hotel rooms,
about $100 million will be injected into the Quebec economy by the end
of this project.
A 6th ALT Hotel - in Halifax
Early in 2013, travellers flying in and out of Halifax Stanfield
International Airport (HSIA) will have the opportunity to stay in a new
boutique-style hotel that will offer a type of accommodation not
available anywhere else in the Maritimes. ALT Hotels, a banner of
Groupe Germain Hospitality, feature a concept that offers chic design
and atmosphere at an affordable price. Construction will get underway
this fall, and the new Halifax ALT Hotel is scheduled to open early in
"We've been looking to make inroads into the dynamic Halifax market for
some time now, and our agreement with Halifax International Airport
Authority allows us to move ahead with this project," said Christiane
Germain. "We're enthusiastic about the idea of opening an ALT Hotel in
the Maritimes. This type of hotel meets a growing demand among
travellers who seek quality accommodation, outstanding design and
comfort at an accessible price," she added.
"As Atlantic Canada's gateway to the world, we are pleased to be
partnering with Groupe Germain Hospitality, one of Canada's most
innovative hoteliers, to add world-class accommodations to the list of
service offerings at Halifax Stanfield International Airport," said Tom
Ruth, president and CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority.
"The addition of ALT Hotel is part of our ongoing investment in
superior service to our passengers."
The hotel will be convenient for both business travellers and tourists,
thanks to an enclosed pedestrian walkway connecting the airport to the
hotel. Comprising 169 rooms and a restaurant, it represents a $27
"The type of hotel we're building here in Halifax reflects a major trend
in accommodation, especially in Europe and Asia, which has been dubbed
"no-frills chic", offering design, atmosphere and décor at the best
possible price. It's a bold concept that makes a strong impression and
is not hampered by gratuitous detail" explained Christiane Germain from
ALT: a green hotel
The new ALT hotel boasts a series of energy-saving features: geothermal
heating and cooling, heat recovery from indoor air that is vented
outside and from the water used in commercial washers, energy-efficient
lighting throughout, main light switch to control all lights when
entering and exiting a room, geothermal water heating, radiant floor
heating in the lobby using geothermal heat pump, detection sensors in
stairwells to reduce lighting by 50% when not in use, direct digital
control system for ventilation, heating and cooling, as well as a white
roof to minimize the creation of heat islands.
About Groupe Germain Hospitality
A family-run Quebec company, Groupe Germain Hospitality owns and
operates five Le Germain boutique hotels—one each in Quebec City,
Montreal and Calgary, and two in Toronto. Groupe Germain Hospitality
also owns and operates two ALT Hotels, in Montreal (Quartier DIX30) and
Quebec City. Four ALT Hotels are currently under development: at
Toronto's Pearson International Airport, in downtown Winnipeg, at
Halifax's Stanfield International Airport and a second in the Montreal
area. Groupe Germain Hospitality is recognized for the unrivalled
hospitality and sophisticated style that characterizes its hotels.
SOURCE GROUPE GERMAIN INC.
For further information:
Director of development, ALT Hotels Canada