OTTAWA, ONTARIO – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the newly-renovated 261-room Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, after a $9 million renovation funded by hotel ownership. Formerly the Chimo Hotel, this property joins six other IHG hotels located nearby including the Hotel Indigo Ottawa and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa Airport. The hotel is centrally located and offers easy access to the airport and main highways. Additionally, guests are minutes away from the Ray Chabot Grant Thornton Baseball Stadium, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Via Rail Station and Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn Brand, The Americas, IHG said: “Holiday Inn is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, and we’re pleased to add this hotel into our family. 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.”
The Holiday Inn brand opened the doors of its first hotel more than 60 years ago and since then has been making travel more enjoyable for generations of travellers all over the world. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the contemporary design, modern amenities, and warm, welcoming service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.
Holiday Inn hotels are designed to provide a welcoming and sociable environment for business and leisure travellers alike spending time away from home. Amenities including free Wi-Fi, easily accessible outlets throughout guestrooms and convenient open public areas ideal for collaboration or post-meeting relaxation help travellers stay productive and accomplish their goals in a warm and social atmosphere.
Additional amenities at the Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel include an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness centre and a Kids’ Club for children ages 4 to 11, where kids can colour and fill out a registration card to “check in” while being entered to win a monthly prize. The hotel also offers an “Adopt a Friend” program that gives kids the opportunity to adopt a stuffed animal for the length of their stay. The hotel boasts 8,500 sq. ft. of meeting/banquet space with capacity for up to 180 people. Guests can enjoy Reza’s Kitchen, which offers casual dining with a contemporary twist. Reza’s is named after Chef Reza, one of the original chefs at the Chimo Hotel in the 1970’s. Up to four kids 12 and younger may eat free when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult.
Jean-Pierre Benjamin, General Manager, Holiday Inn Ottawa East said:“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.”
The hotel, located at 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, is owned and managed by Holloway Lodging Corporation.