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IHG Unveils Revamped Ottawa East Property

The Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel has reopened after a $9 million renovation funded by hotel ownership, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Formerly the Chimo Hotel, the 261-room property joins six other IHG hotels located nearby including the Hotel Indigo Ottawa and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa Airport.

“Holiday Inn is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, and we’re pleased to add this hotel into our family,” said Eric Lent, vice-president,  Holiday Inn® Brand, The Americas, IHG. “The Holiday Inn brand created the modern hotel experience and has continued to grow and change with the needs of travellers. The Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel is another example of how this brand delivers a special kind of hospitality that makes guests feel at home the moment they walk through the front door.”

“With our extensive renovation, we anticipate the Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel will quickly become a favourite choice of business and leisure travellers visiting the area. We look forward to greeting our guests with the welcoming service that they’ve come to expect from Holiday Inn hotels,” said Jean-Pierre Benjamin, general manager, Holiday Inn Ottawa East.



The hotel is owned and managed by Holloway Lodging Corporation. Located at 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, it offers easy access to the airport and main highways. It is also minutes away from the Ray Chabot Grant Thornton Baseball Stadium, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Via Rail Station and Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.

The property offers planners 8,500 square feet of meeting/banquet space with capacity for up to 180 people. Additionally, it has free Wi-Fi, easily accessible outlets throughout guestrooms and convenient open public areas ideal for collaboration or post-meeting relaxation.

Other features and amenities include:

♦ indoor swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness centre

♦ Reza’s Kitchen, which is named after one of the original chefs at the Chimo Hotel in the 1970s, offers casual dining with a twist

♦ Kids’ Club for children ages four to 11

♦  “Adopt a Friend” program that gives kids the opportunity to adopt a stuffed animal for the length of their visit




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