Groupe Germain Hospitalité has opened its 10th hotel in Canada, the no-frills ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown.
This is the third Groupe Germain hotel to be built in the greater Montréal area – alongside Hôtel Le Germain Montréal and ALT Hotel Quartier DIX30 – and the first to settle in Griffintown, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Montréal, a booming area expected to become one of the city’s major tourist hubs.
Open since March 17th, the 18-floor building was designed by Montréal architectural firm MMB Architects, who incorporated aluminum panels and bricks recycled from old buildings in the neighbourhood. Hotel features and amentities include:
- 4,400 square feet of meeting space comprised of eight meeting rooms and two break areas
- 154 guest rooms
- original lobby furniture pieces designed by Québec artisans
- 1,200-photography mural, made from images of the city taken by some 70 local amateur and professional photographers, as well as by teenagers sponsored Déclic a charity that supports the education and social reintegration of troubled young adults.
- complimentary WiFi
- 800-sq.-ft. outdoor patio
- fully-equipped fitness centre
- energy efficient features: geothermal heating and cooling; heat recovery from ventilation exhaust; energy efficient lighting; huge thermal windows with low emission rates; domestic water heating by geothermal energy; automatic regulation system for ventilation, air conditioning and heating; and a white roof to minimize the formation of heat islands.
“Our approach is simple: we focus on the true needs of our guests… A warm welcome, an ultra-comfortable bed, essential services like complimentary Wi-Fi, are just a few examples of the basic luxuries that enhance each stay at an ALT Hotel. It’s what we call being ALTernative,” said Julie Brisebois, general manager of ALT Hotel Montréal Griffintown.
The hotel is part of a real estate development integrating the District Griffin condos, restaurants, shops and underground parking. It joins ALT Hotels in Québec City, in Brossard’s Quartier Dix30, at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport as well as at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Two other hotels will also be completed, one in Winnipeg in 2015 and the second in Ottawa in 2016.