Late last year we reported on Calgary's latest hotel opening, as Montreal based Groupe Germain opened its ALT Hotel. This was the hotel's soft opening with the grand opening set to take place some time early in the new year. With the building now open, we recently caught up with Lionel Houliat, the hotel's general manager to talk about the hotel and tour the building.
SkyrisCalgary has been monitoring the progress of this building right from the very beginning, reporting on its imminent construction, the construction reaching grade, and the fascinating modular construction of the building. After closely following its construction for two years, it was now time to check out the interior.
The first part of the tour was a quick look around the stylish, and funky lobby. This was followed up with a tour of the second floor meeting and conference rooms.
One of the first things that one notices about the ALT Hotel lobby and conference areas is the amount of natural light that comes into the building. Walls that are mostly glass allow much more light, and thus make normally dark, north-facing rooms, very well lit.
A tour of some of the rooms revealed that same high amount of natural lighting. The rooms are very modern with lighting controls managed via an electronic touch screen panel. The panel controls all lighting in the suite, including mood lighting, and other items such as a 'do not disturb' notification outside of the room.
Another noticeable feature of the rooms - or "pods" - is how spacious they are considering the size of the pods themselves.
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