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Delta Ottawa City Centre Renovation 79

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Completion: 2012

HOK redesigned the exterior, public spaces

An open, naturally lit business area features

Redesigned guestrooms cater to business

and guestrooms of the Delta Ottawa City

a series of interactive, fully connected

travelers and include targeted reading lights

Centre hotel. Its transformation sets the

work hubs and lounge areas. This space

and multiple outlets for charging devices.

benchmark for Delta’s rebranding, which the

draws guests to the lobby and serves as a

Docking stations enable users to connect

team is carrying out in hotels across Canada.

destination where convention delegates can

their laptops or tablets on the television

network and interact.

display. Spaces with ergonomic equipment

The goal for the renovation was to maximize

give business travelers a comfortable,

functionality, comfort and convenience within

The “resto-lounge” area on the second floor

productive work environment while spa-like

a modern aesthetic. The redesigned hotel

is an extension of the upper lobby and

bathrooms offer a luxurious retreat.

adapts to the needs of modern travelers,

business hubs. The hotel restaurant draws

allowing them to conduct business and relax

visitors into the dining experience through

Since the renovation, the hotel’s group

in comfort and style.

the chef's interaction station, a wine-tasting

business has increased by nearly 50 percent.

bar and a chef’s table. These amenities By moving the hotel’s original drop-off ramp

provide opportunities for the hotel to host

at the second floor and relocating the front

after-work events.

desk reception area to the first floor, the design establishes an attractive street-level

Delta Ottawa City Centre is located within

presence that strengthens the hotel’s

walking distance of Ottawa’s Parliament

connection to the neighborhood.

buildings, museums and the Rideau Canal. The design takes inspiration from the hotel’s

◄ lobby

Layered space planning for public areas

Canadian heritage. The bar-lounge area

creates a versatile series of spaces in the

references the Parliament library with all-

lobby and upper lobby/mezzanine area,

white painted books and pockets of tongue-in-

accessible via a central staircase.

cheek Canadian accessories.

2014 design annual

340,000 sq. ft. / 31,600 sq. m.

2014 HOK Design Annual  

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