Best Western® Hotels & Resorts this week celebrated the Canadian arrival of its modern and energetic boutique brand, GLō. This is the first GLō hotel to begin welcoming guests in Canada. An opening event was held to celebrate the innovative brand’s arrival with brand executives, local dignitaries, friends and families.
GLō offers an iconic experience that connects guests with state-of-the-art technology and modernized designs. Designed with today’s traveler in mind, the addition of digital keys, a digital concierge, and communal workspaces position the GLō brand as a powerful innovator in the growing upper-midscale market. Already open in Asheville, North Carolina and DeSoto, Texas, GLō hotels are set to light up premier destinations across North America including Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.
“We’re excited to welcome this new, travel-centric and energetic brand to Ottawa, Canada,” said Brad LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “It’s wonderful to see GLō continue to flourish as a refreshing and unique concept that stands out in the market. GLō is designed for today’s connected, savvy traveler who expects the best in value and design, and we’re thrilled to introduce the first property in Canada.”
Travelers will immediately be drawn to the warmth of GLō Kanata Ottawa West with its welcoming lobby for unwinding or networking with colleagues and friends, meeting space, state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, and guestrooms uniquely designed with a contemporary ambiance. Guests will wake refreshed after a restful sleep on gel-topped signature mattresses, enjoy stylish bath amenities and start their day with a complimentary full hot breakfast.
Located in the capital city of Canada, just a few miles away from the Canadian Tire Center, home to the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, this 69-room property is ideal for travelers visiting for sporting events and concerts. The boutique hotel is also in close range to the downtown area, where travelers can indulge in an array of activities such as shopping, nightlife, and dining. Guests are a short ride away from the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of History and ByWard Market, popular must-sees in the area. Ottawa is a suburban area with grand Victorian architecture and museums ideal for this upper-midscale brand, which has a strong pipeline of properties in secondary markets, complementing the urban locations of its sister brand, Vīb.
“We are pleased to be able to welcome this new brand, GLō, to the bustling city of Ottawa, “ said Arif B. Shariff, President and CEO of NazNab Group of Companies. “We are eager to showcase our hotel which has been designed with today’s connected traveler in mind. I am confident GLō Kanata Ottawa West will be a welcome addition to the community and a desired accommodation for visitors to the Ottawa area.”