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Alt Hotel Calgary University District Opens


CALGARY, ALBERTA—Canadian hotelier Germain Hotels announced the official opening of its 19th property in Canada: Alt Hotel Calgary University District.

This is the group’s third establishment in Calgary, following the opening of Le Germain Hotel Calgary in 2010 and Alt Hotel Calgary East Village in 2018, marking the hotelier group’s first property inauguration in Canada since 2019.

The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of University District, a thoughtfully designed, mindfully made urban community in Calgary’s northwest. University District is an award-winning community. It is the first community in Alberta that has been certified LEED-ND Platinum, the highest distinction, for its sustainability efforts.

Alt Hotel Calgary University District also provides convenient access to nearby facilities in the surrounding area including The University of Calgary, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Olympic Oval, McMahon Stadium, Foothills Medical Centre and CF Market Mall.

The hotel offers 155 guestrooms and more than 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space across four meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one creative lounge. Hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour gym, on-site underground parking, and pet-friendly guestrooms.

First Hotel Opening Since Pandemic

“We take immense pride in introducing our second Alt Hotel in Calgary, located in the dynamic community of University District,” says Marie Pier Germain, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales Germain Hotels. “This hotel opening is a special one for us, as it’s our first one since the end of the pandemic.” She continues, “We look forward to providing our guests with an extraordinary stay while they explore the city and surrounding area, whether they are traveling for business or leisure.”

Alt Hotels take pride in merging style and sustainability. Setting a new standard in responsible hospitality, the Calgary University District property is Germain Hotels’ first Silver LEED certified hotel (application pending). The property employs innovative techniques to reduce waste and promote resource conservation.

Also part of the hotel’s sustainable efforts, the property has a strong focus on celebrating all things local, with 100 percent Canadian-made beds, locally sourced bath products in each room and a rich tapestry of local art featured in its lobby.

Continues Germain, “For us, creating an emotional connection with our teams and guests, as well as with communities across the country is a priority. It is with great pleasure that we have donated 25 nights (a $6,000 value) to the Children’s Hospital Foundation so they can give back to needy families throughout the year.”

Guests can also enjoy the many amenities University District has to offer, including its vibrant Retail Main Street, outdoor parks, pathways, restaurants, and retailers. There are endless opportunities to shop, eat, explore, and socialize just steps away from the hotel doors. Alt Hotel Calgary University District is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers who want to be immersed in the local culture, as well as those planning to visit friends and family in the area, including the University of Calgary. The hotel also offers easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway, leading west towards Banff and the Canadian Rockies.