Hôtel Le Germain Calgary Welcomes First Guests - Modern vitality and unique,
authentic style define Hôtel Le Germain experience

CALGARY, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - As Le Germain Calgary welcomes its first guests this week, it is the creators - architects, designers, builders (mostly from Quebec) - of this important project that celebrate this achievement, the first of its kind for Groupe Germain since it regroups a boutique-hotel, an office tower and 40 private residences. Now open, the 143-room Hôtel Le Germain Calgary is a new landmark at the centre of one of Canada's most sophisticated and vibrant cities.

"Welcoming our first guests always represents an important moment for us, for our family and for everyone who took part in this new hotel, said Christiane Germain, Co-president of Groupe Germain. We are proud of what we achieved and hope this hotel will become the new gathering hot-spot for Quebec and Canadian travelers who appreciate the distinctive style and authentic service Groupe Germain boutique-hotels offer, added Germain.

At the heart of Calgary

Located at 9th Avenue and Centre Street, Hôtel Le Germain Calgary is steps away from the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the TELUS Convention Centre, Olympic Plaza and the popular Stephen Avenue pedestrian walk where you can find nine major shopping centers and department stores, retro cinemas, some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars, as well as an eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries.

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary is at the heart of one of Canada's most vibrant city. An architectural expression of the signature style of Groupe Germain, the hotel facade is clad in Spanish wood hinting at interiors that also celebrate a return to natural materials with stone floors, wood paneling, soft leathers and solid granite.

The lobby of the hotel enveloped in a dramatic 25-foot glass wall that fills the lounge and front desk area with radiant natural light. This exposure to the urban environment adds a modern vitality to the spacious, inviting entry area. In addition to a sweeping spiral stairwell, a large ceramic artwork installation punctuates the hotel lobby, commissioned by Quebec artist Pascale Girardin. Also welcoming its first guests this week, CHARCUT Roast House is accessible from the lobby of Hôtel Le Germain Calgary.

Guest Rooms

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary guest rooms offer a private sanctuary, ranging in size from 435 to 1,100 square feet. Enveloped in natural light with generous operable windows and warm wood accents, spaces are elegantly designed, yet never at the expense of warmth and comfort. Naturally lit spa-like bathrooms feature spacious rainfall showers, with imported Italian micro-tile in soothing neutral tones, and a sensual peek-a-boo window of subtle frosted glass.

Goose-down duvets, feather pillows and comfy chairs will make you feel pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated. Hôtel Le Germain Calgary rooms feature complimentary high speed and wireless Internet access as well as large work tables with ceiling mounted Artemide lamps, natural light and ergonomic chairs that make it just as easy to be productive as it is to relax, in style.

Meetings and Events

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary offers a unique, high-style environment for conferences, banquets and social gatherings. A state-of-the-art facility consists of more than 6,000 square feet of event space, in addition to elegant boardrooms and a variety of private suites. With fully accessible and user-friendly conference equipment and wired for modern functionality, these sophisticated, contemporary spaces are designed in a timeless, distinguished manner. The quality of materials and their advanced functional characteristics set them apart. Rooms are sound-proofed and equipped with state of the art audio-visual systems offering countless variables, easily adapting to the diverse needs of any occasion or function, from technically complex to simply elegant.

Le Germain and the environment

Le Germain Calgary was designed and built with careful attention to environmental conservation, efficiency and controls. Several green features were incorporated into the design, which will not only enhance guests' comfort, but contribute to the global effort to help preserve the environment. Specific to this hotel, geothermal heating and cooling systems, heat recovery programs and central room-key lighting control were integrated and together they allow guests to participate in our conservation effort.

Rare Opening Offer

To celebrate its grand opening and for a limited time only, rates for Superior Rooms are offered at $199.00 CDN (per night based on double occupancy plus tax) and can be reserved online via https://reservation.germaincalgary.com or at 1.877.362.8990 or 403.264.8990. This exclusive offer will give guests the opportunity to discover Hôtel Le Germain Calgary before reverting to its regular prices, starting at $279.00 CDN.

About Groupe Germain

A family-owned Quebec company, Groupe Germain owns and operates Le Germain Boutique-hotels - in Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto - as well as two "no-frills-chic" ALT Hotels in Montreal and Quebec City. The company is planning the opening of a second Boutique-hotel Le Germain in Toronto. Groupe Germain is renowned for the impeccable hospitality and style it brings to its Boutique-hotels. For more details, please visit www.hotelboutique.com or www.germaincalgary.com

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SOURCE GROUPE GERMAIN INC.

For further information: For further information: Sylvie Robitaille, NATIONAL Public Relations, (514) 843-2354, srobitaille@national.ca

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