Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) - 2019-02-12 00:00:00
ALT HOTEL SASKATOON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN
Group Germain Hotels opens its first property in Saskatchewan
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), February 12, 2019 — Canadian hotelier Group Germain Hotels is pleased to announce the official opening of its 18th property in Canada: Alt Hotel Saskatoon. This is the Group’s first property in Saskatchewan and fourth in the Prairies since they already own and operate two properties in Calgary and one in Winnipeg.
Located in downtown Saskatoon at the intersection of Spadina Crescent and 2nd Avenue, Alt Hotel Saskatoon is within walking distance of all the city's major attractions. The hotel is just steps from the Remai Modern, and very close to the Persephone Theatre and the Farmers Market, to name but a few. Alt Hotel Saskatoon offers spectacular views of the city and the South Saskatchewan River, which can be seen from most of the hotel's rooms. The River Landing neighbourhood where the hotel is located is booming at the moment, and several buildings will be added in the coming years including the Nutrien and Kay W. Nasser Plaza which will be accessible from the hotel lobby when completed.
Representing an investment of nearly $35 million, the hotel offers 156 comfortable and smart rooms spread out over 14 floors. Designed by Canadian firm Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, like all Alt Hotels in Canada, this new hotel features a modern design that blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Alt Hotel Saskatoon benefits from unparalleled floor-to-ceiling windows, providing exceptional light in all of its rooms and meeting spaces. Each room has a workstation with an ergonomic chair and connectivity panel for electronic devices, making it easy to work away from the office. As in all Alt hotels the ultra-fast Wi-Fi is offered free of charge, and each room has a Chromecast streaming device that allows guests to stream their favourite content just like at home! In addition, well-behaved dogs are welcome and there is no set check out time when guests book directly with us.
"We fell in love with Saskatoon," said Hugo Germain, Director of Development at Group Germain Hotels, "the river right in the heart of downtown gives this Prairie city a European flair, and Saskatoon’s dynamism is perfectly aligned with Alt Hotels’ personality. It must be said, if the intense cold characterizes the city’s winters, the warmth of the welcome you receive more than makes up for it!" he added.
Among the services offered in the hotel: a well-equipped gym open 24 hours a day as well as nearly 4,500 square feet of meeting space divided into 5 multipurpose rooms benefiting from natural light and offering state-of-the-art technology. Altcetera, our on-the-go food counter located in the hotel lobby, offers a wide selection of snacks and refreshments. Breakfast will also be offered on site very soon.
We called on local artist Herry Himanshu, @herry.with.an.e, to create Alt Hotel Saskatoon’s Altexpo, the giant piece of art that represents the DNA of Alt Hotels. These 47 spectacular photos have come together to illustrate our tribute to the Prairies. AltExpo is sure to impress guests when they arrive at the hotel!
General management of the hotel has been entrusted to Corinne Lund, who has more than 25 years of customer service experience in the hotel and tourism industry. Corinne has developed strong expertise in management as well as in catering and business development. Well known in Saskatoon’s industry and recognized for her leadership, she takes the reins of the hotel with enthusiasm. "Our teams have worked very hard over the past few months and we look forward to welcoming our guests in order to share the Alt experience," said Corinne Lund.
About Alt Hotels by Le Germain
At Alt Hotels, we march to a different beat by giving guests the best of what they want without any extra fluff. Located in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Brossard, Quebec City, Halifax, St. John’s, and soon Saskatoon, all of our properties are carefully crafted to combine eco-friendly comfort within sleek urban spaces – all designed with guests in mind. Alt Hotels. Stay unconventional.
About Group Germain Hotels
Group Germain Hotels is a Canadian family-run business that owns and operates Le Germain Hotels, Alt and Alt+ Hotels across Canada. Ranked as one of Canada’s best managed companies, the business is known for its exceptional hospitality philosophy and the unique style that characterizes its hotels. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 the 1 250-employee company, aims to become the first independent hotel company to offer travelers a cross-Canada network of 20 hotels by 2020.
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