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Ottawa: The Lord Elgin

The Lord Elgin is an Ottawa icon, one of the city’s grande dames, having opened in 1941 and maintaining a comfortable mix of old and new ever since. The actual 11th Earl of Elgin, Andrew Bruce, has visited several times. Vibe: Now almost 80 years old, with its Art Deco limestone exterior and chateau-like roofline, … Continue reading Ottawa: The Lord Elgin

Ottawa Cocktail Crawl

OTTAWA—This town never disappoints—particularly when there’s a cocktail to be shaken. Must be all those thirsty MPs giving all the bartenders ample practice. Here’s your next cocktail crawl.

Ottawa: Fairmont Château Laurier

Named after Canada’s seventh prime minister Wilfrid Laurier, Fairmont Château Laurier has dominated the Ottawa skyline since it opened in 1912. Its elegant corridors and grand ballrooms witness to countless international events and celebrity guests, the hotel is almost as recognizable as its neighbour, Parliament Hill. Vibe: Old World grandeur starts right at the Château Laurier … Continue reading Ottawa: Fairmont Château Laurier

Ottawa: The Andaz

Canada’s first Andaz hotel opened in late 2016, fittingly in the nation’s capital, glamming up what was once a nondescript office building. With subtle, landscape-inspired artistic gestures, sparkling cuisine and warm hospitality, every inch of its 16 floors highlights the essence of Canadiana. Vibe: Entering the Andaz ByWard Market is like stepping into the living … Continue reading Ottawa: The Andaz