With the grand opening of the new ALT Hotel Ottawa now behind us we thought it was time to share a few tasty tidbits on who they are, and how we’re involved at Ottawa’s newest hospitality venture.
Group Germaine Hotels is a family run business based in Quebec City, specializing in no-frills and boutique chic hotels. With eleven hotels in major centers across the country, they are ranked among Canada’s top 50 best managed companies. Still small enough to be personal and detail driven, but big enough to be a leader in the hospitality industry.
“We provide personalized service and quality. Authenticity is reflected in what we are and what we offer.” – Marie Peir Germain
The latest in a series of stylishly savvy hotels in their roster, the newly opened ALT Hotel in downtown Ottawa (185 Slater Street) offers a price conscious alternative to the traveling public. Offering the same value-driven room rate every day of the year in a modern, clean façade that is intelligently designed and eco-friendly, ALT Hotel breaks that ‘big hotel’ mold… because it’s not a big hotel.
“At ALT Hotels we want travelers to ask themselves what is truly important in a hotel stay. Is it the chocolate on their pillow or a good night’s sleep in an ultra-comfortable bed.” – Hugo Germain
Offering under 150 rooms, ALT Hotel Ottawa offers a range of accommodation, meeting and event rooms designed with people in mind. Highly functional, yet affordable luxury with comfortable beds, hot showers and fast, free Wi-Fi.
Their no-frills concept extends to dining options. Instead of a big, full service restaurant, at ALT Hotels you’ll find a cozy corner reserved for light meals, a selection of grab-and-go, health-driven options that are long on value and BIG on taste, plus a selection of swanky beverages at the ALTCETRA CAFÉ – open 24 hours a day.
That’s where we come in. As the exclusive Ottawa caterer for ALT Hotel, you’ll find the same selection you would be familiar with from our weekly menu. A rotation of sexy sandwiches, a line of cold salads, a selection of hot entrees, plus a cheese and charcuterie plate for those who just need ‘a little nibble’ with a glass of wine.
As always, our menus offers a variety of options; meat, fish, vegetarian and even gluten-free. High protein, taste driven and made from scratch, from our experienced catering kitchen.
This concept makes for fast and efficient service, with very little wait time. As a traveler, what’s more important to your stay? Waiting for a meal in the hotel or fast, friendly, service and extraordinary food in as little time as possible so that you can move on with your day?
Clients booking a meeting/event room ALT Hotel have a curated catering menu, serviced from the on site catering kitchen. Your event, our food, your timing. Hot, cold, healthy, decadent, both sweet and savoury, breakfast lunch, dinner and late night – we have options to fit your needs, and your budget. With more than 25 years in business we can handle almost any reasonable request.
Brand on brand, this partnership is proving to be a good fit. Catering is what we do, this now means we do MORE of what we do, then we take it to a new smart space – where there’s wine!
Small batch cooking to savour at your place, our place, the workplace or ALT space.
Words & Photo Credits:
Cori (Corinna) Horton is a Food Marketing Specialist, freelance writer/ photographer and the voice behind the blog Food Gypsy. Based in Canada’s National Capital Region she takes great joy in exploring all things DELICIOUS!
Lead and banquet photo compliments of ALT Hotels.