News broke yesterday when Claridge VP Neil Malhotra tweeted "We're very pleased to announce and welcome the first Andaz Hotel to Canada". Which set off a small tweet-fest, mostly of support in favour of the ritzy chain to come to Ottawa.
The hotel itself will be 200-rooms, expected to open in 2016, and will be the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada. Currently under construction, it is a great addition to the area. Much needed in fact, which has not seen much attention from developers as it has in the past number of years.
Besides the hotel, Claridge will also be looking to build a 22 storey residential tower, that will tower over the 15 storey hotel. While still early in the planning it will certainly interesting to see the reaction from the current residents. It is not that tall, in comparison to previous and nearby towers.
Both towers will certainly help bring back the glory of the Byward Market, especially with marketing dollars being spent to sell the area. Will be interesting to see things moving forward.
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