CANADA: Hotel Le Germain Calgary Welcomes First Guests

CANADA: Hotel Le Germain Calgary Welcomes First Guests

For Immediate Release
February 23, 2010

Hotel Le Germain Calgary Welcomes First Guests
Modern vitality and unique, authentic style define Hotel Le Germain experience

Calgary, Alberta – As Hotel Le Germain welcomes its first guests this week, one of Canada’s most vibrant cities introduces a sophisticated, new urban landmark, and Groupe Germain celebrates its national expansion. Now open, the 143-room Hotel Le Germain Calgary is located at 899 Centre Street.

“Welcoming our first guests from across the country feels wonderful,” says General Manager Christopher Vachon. “Many of our guests already identify with Groupe Germain Boutique-hotel’s distinct approach and attentive, personalized service through experiences in Quebec and Ontario. We look forward to introducing more Calgary visitors and residents to this beautiful new hotel with its distinctive style and authentic service approach.”

A pioneer of the boutique-hotel concept in Canada, Groupe Germain has expanded its unique brand of hospitality into Western Canada with Hotel Le Germain Calgary. Groupe Germain is a family-run Canadian company headquartered in Quebec that owns and operates three Le Germain Boutique-hotels in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as two “no-frills chic” ALT Hotels in Montreal and Quebec City.

At the Heart of Calgary
Located at 9th Avenue and Centre Street, Hotel Le Germain Calgary is steps away from the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the TELUS Convention Centre, Olympic Plaza and the popular Stephen Avenue pedestrian walk where you can find nine major shopping centers and department stores, retro cinemas, some of Calgary’s finest restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars, as well as an eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries.

Hotel Le Germain Calgary is at the heart of one of Canada’s most vibrant cities. An architectural expression of the signature style of Groupe Germain, the hotel facade is clad in Spanish wood hinting at interiors that also celebrate a return to natural materials with stone floors, wood paneling, soft leathers and solid granite.

The lobby of the hotel is enveloped in a dramatic 25-foot glass wall that fills the lounge and front desk area with radiant natural light. This exposure to the urban environment adds a modern vitality to the spacious, inviting entry area. In addition to a sweeping spiral stairwell, a large ceramic artwork installation punctuates the hotel lobby, commissioned by Quebec artist Pascale Girardin. Also welcoming its first guests this week, CHARCUT Roast House is accessible from the lobby of Hotel Le Germain Calgary.

Guest Rooms
Hotel Le Germain Calgary guest rooms offer a private sanctuary, ranging in size from 435 to 1,100 square feet. Enveloped in natural light with generous operable windows and warm wood accents, spaces are elegantly designed, yet never at the expense of warmth and comfort. Naturally lit spa-like bathrooms feature spacious rainfall showers, with imported Italian micro-tile in soothing neutral tones, and a sensual peek-a-boo window of subtle frosted glass.

Goose-down duvets, feather pillows and comfy chairs will make you feel pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated. Hôtel Le Germain Calgary rooms feature complimentary high speed and wireless Internet access as well as large work tables with ceiling mounted Artemide lamps and ergonomic chairs that make it just as easy to be productive as it is to relax, in style.

Meetings and Events
Hotel Le Germain Calgary offers a unique, high-style environment for conferences, banquets and social gatherings. A state-of-the-art facility consists of more than 6,000 square feet of event space, in addition to elegant boardrooms and a variety of private suites. With fully accessible and user-friendly conference equipment and wired for functionality, these sophisticated, contemporary spaces are designed in a timeless, distinguished manner. The quality of materials and their advanced functional characteristics set them apart. Rooms are sound-proofed and equipped with modern audio-visual systems offering countless variables, easily adapting to the diverse needs of any occasion or function, from technically complex to simply elegant.

Le Germain and the environment
Le Germain Calgary was designed and built with careful attention to environmental conservation, efficiency and controls. Several green features were incorporated into the design, which will not only enhance guests’ comfort, but contribute to the global effort to help preserve the environment. Specific to this hotel, geothermal heating and cooling systems, heat recovery programs and central room-key lighting control were integrated and together they allow guests to participate in our conservation effort.

Rare Opening Offer
To celebrate its grand opening and for a limited time only, rates for Superior Rooms are offered at $199.00 CDN (per night based on double occupancy plus tax) and can be reserved online via or at 1.877.362.8990 or 403.264.8990. This exclusive offer will give guests the opportunity to discover Hotel Le Germain Calgary before reverting to its regular prices, starting at $279.00 CDN.

About Groupe Germain
A family-owned Quebec company, Groupe Germain owns and operates Le Germain Boutique-hotels – in Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto – as well as two “no-frills-chic” ALT Hotels in Montreal and Quebec City. The company is planning the opening of a second Le Germain Boutique-hotel Le Germain in Toronto. Groupe Germain is renowned for the impeccable hospitality and style it brings to its Boutique-hotels.