Hyatt announces plans for first Andaz hotel in Canada

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market expected to open in 2016

Ottawa, Canada – 10 April 2015 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge Homes for an Andaz hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. When Andaz Ottawa Byward Market opens in mid-2016, it will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada as well as the city’s first hotel under Hyatt’s brand portfolio. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will join Andaz hotels currently located in world-class cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market - Opening in late 2016

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market – Opening in late 2016

The 200-room Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will be located at 325 Dalhousie Street in Ottawa’s famed Byward Market neighborhood. The neighborhood is surrounded by more than two dozen embassies and consulates and is located immediately east of Ottawa’s commercial office core, a short walk from Parliament Hill, and just north of the University of Ottawa campus. The area has become the center of Ottawa’s nightlife and is surrounded by residential towers, restaurants and bars.

Guests at Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will experience the personal style, comfort and sophistication for which the brand is known in the hotel’s 200 guestrooms, including four two-bay Hyatt suites, two three-bay Junior suites, and a four-bay Executive Suite with a fireplace and large 560 square foot terrace. The hotel will also feature a destination restaurant and a rooftop bar and lounge including an outdoor terrace offering panoramic views of the city. Meeting facilities will feature six Andaz Studios as well as the prefunction and lounge area with an open kitchen totaling approximately 4,500 square feet.

“We are pleased to expand our brand presence in Canada. Andaz was a natural fit for Ottawa’s Byward Market neighborhood,” said David Tarr, Senior Vice President of Development – Americas for Hyatt. “Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will bring to life the brand’s mission of creating inspiring, indigenous experiences and immersing guests into the destination’s local culture. We believe Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will convey the vibrant, international spirit of Canada’s capital city.”

“We are delighted to bring the first Andaz hotel to Ottawa and Canada. We believe it will become the new center of social connections in the Byward Market as well as in Ottawa. The Andaz brand’s creativity and refined, yet casual atmosphere will elevate the neighborhood and will connect guests to the best of the local community,” said Neil Malhotra, Vice President of Claridge Homes. “Our capital city is host to a diverse group of business and leisure visitors, making it an international hub for Canada. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will not only appeal to the local community, but will serve a broad group of Canadian and global travelers.”

“I am thrilled that Hyatt and Claridge Homes are working together to bring Andaz to Ottawa and to Canada,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “The Byward Market is one of the most vibrant parts of our City and Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will be perfectly situated within steps of many shops, restaurants, tourist attractions, and of course the historic Byward Market itself. With several LRT stops within walking distance, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will be well-served by the coming LRT system and perfectly situated for guests to enjoy the celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday that will take place throughout 2017.”

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will collaborate with local artists, musicians, designers, and other cultural influencers to deliver events and programs on themes unique to its location in Ottawa. The Andaz Salon, the brand’s signature cultural program, features interactive, on-property and virtual events conceived to support and nurture each hotel’s community of emerging talent. The distinctive spaces at Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will stage creative Andaz Salon events, ranging from talks to exhibitions to live performances. These events can also be experienced through the Andaz Salon website at http://www.andazsalon.com, where unique content is shared by Cultural Insiders.

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