West Campus Development Trust, Group Germain Hotels, and Calgary-based Homes by Avi, are celebrating the latest addition to Calgary’s Northwest University District (U/D) development plans, announcing the construction of an Alt Hotel, a brand recognized for its contemporary design, eco-responsible features and affordable luxury.
Anticipated to open in the fall of 2020, the new Alt Hotel will be 15 storeys, 156 rooms and include a retail and residential component as well as an underground parkade. The hotel will incorporate the brands signature colourful and creative design, featuring a welcoming lobby, café and restaurant.
The building, by LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design, will provide a dynamic and seamless street-level experience as the hotel and residences are situated above a retail podium with a diverse selection of shops and services.
Jean-Yves Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, commented, “We are thrilled to build a new hotel at University District because were investing in an up-and-coming community that is future-focused. Partnering with The Trust and Homes by Avi means that we are working with like-minded, creative people, to develop a new and inspiring hotel in Calgary that is contemporary and intelligent in design — the third Group Germain Hotel property in Alberta, and 19th hotel in Canada.”