Located right in the heart of the historic ByWard Market district of Ottawa, Andaz is the first Canadian branch of Hyatt’s unique boutique-hotel chain. Tasked with designing this 15-storey building by Claridge Homes, our team – in collaboration with Mason Studio – delivered the project within a mere 20 months. 

Ottawa, ON
Hotels, Architecture
Surface area
88,850 ft² / 8,254 m²
Completed (2016)
Mason Studio, Toronto (interior design)
Awards and distinctions
Best of Canada 2018, Hospitality, Canadian Interiors

The cool aluminum and glass cladding is a bold statement within the historic neighbourhood, contrasting the red brick of adjacent buildings. 

Beyond the 200 hotel rooms and suites, guests can make use of six conference rooms, a lounge, a restaurant and two bars. The rooftop bar is particularly noteworthy, spilling out on to a terrace offering stunning views of Ottawa’s skyline and countryside.

Eschewing standard hotel conventions, such as check-in desks and grand lobbies, Andaz aims to draw a younger, more tech-savvy clientele.

The project has been featured in several publications, including being shortlisted for Wallpaper*’s Best Urban Hotels prize and winning Canadian Interiors’ Best of Canada Award.

Photo credit : Alex St-Jean 

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