CHICAGO, IL – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the official opening of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, marking the brand’s official entry into Canada. Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market will further the brand’s mission to create inspiring, indigenous experiences that immerse guests in the local culture of each unique destination. The hotel, which is the thirteenth in the portfolio, joins other Andaz hotels in global gateway cities and top resort destinations. Three other Andaz hotels plan to join the portfolio by the end of 2016, including Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Andaz Delhi and Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya.
The capital’s newest hotel is set in the heart of ByWard Market, a historical marketplace and present-day urban center of chic boutiques, galleries, restaurants and nightlife.
“We are very excited to introduce the Andaz brand to such a special city like Ottawa that has so much history and culture to share,” said Matt Graham, general manager of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. “With the support of local designers, artisans and creative minds, this incredible hotel celebrates the very best of local culture here in Ottawa and aims to inspire guests and locals. We look forward to becoming a member of this great community and growing alongside the nation’s capital.”
One of the most distinctive features of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market will be the hotel’s collaboration with local artists, musicians, designers and more to create events and programs for guests based upon themes unique to Ottawa. The Andaz Salon, the brand’s signature program, is designed to trigger curiosity and spark a new understanding or unexpected connection to local culture and experiences. The distinctive spaces at Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market will be stages for creative Andaz Salon events, ranging from talks and lectures to exhibitions and live performances.