Hyatt’s Andaz brand will launch in the Canadian market in 2016 with a location in Ottawa’s Byward Market.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on Monday, January 26, 2015, that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with real estate developer Claridge Homes for an Andaz hotel, a brand that features properties “designed to reflect the unique cultural scenes and spirit” of the neigbourhood in which each is located.
The Andaz Ottawa Byward Market will be located at 325 Dalhousie Street, in close proximity to two dozen embassies and consulates, the city’s commercial office core, Parliament Hill and the University of Ottawa campus. Byward Market has developed into the center of Ottawa’s nightlife and is surrounded by residential towers, restaurants and bars.
“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.”
The 200-room property will include:
- meeting/event space featuring six Andaz Studios as well as prefunction and lounge area with an open kitchen totaling approximately 4,500 square feet
- four two-bay Hyatt suites; two three-bay Junior suites; and a four-bay executive suite with fireplace and large, 560-square-foot terrace
- destination restaurant
- rooftop bar and lounge with outdoor terrace offering panoramic views of the city
- an Andaz Salon, the brand’s signature cultural program featuring interactive, on-property and virtual events supporting the community’s artists, musicians, designers and other cultural influencers
Twelve Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York; Andaz San Diego; Andaz West Hollywood; Andaz Napa; Andaz Savannah; Andaz Maui at Wailea; Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica; Andaz Liverpool Street in London; Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht; Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai; and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills.