For great urban escapes, rates at the National Hotel and Suites, Ottawa, Ontario, start at $129 – $270 through Dec. 2013.
This downtown property just joined the Ascend Hotel Collection membership program from Choice Hotels International, an elite portfolio of independent hotels. As part of this powerful network, National Hotel remains independently owned and operated, while gaining a presence on ChoiceHotels.com, one of the industry’s most visited websites, drawing 100 million visits annually. The hotel also gets a loyalty program, Choice Privileges, with more than 15 million rewards members worldwide.
Located in the heart of Canada’s capital city, National Hotel is within walking distance of major attractions – Parliament Hill; Rideau Canal, Canada’s largest skateway; National Art Gallery; boutiques, restaurants, nightlife and paved bike paths – and less than 10 miles from Ottawa International Airport.
The 328-room property is home to the AAA Four Diamond Capital Dining Room. Other onsite amenities include: a lively bar/lounge, café, 13,000 square feet of meeting space, state-of-the-art fitness center, lobby business center and indoor saltwater swimming pool with a two-story heated waterslide. There are elegantly appointed guestrooms as well as one- and two-bedroom suites with wetbars and balconies. On the 18th floor, the exclusive Summit Club Lounge serves up views of the Parliament Buildings, Gatineau Mountains and Ottawa River. For outdoor recreation, National Hotel is minutes from the spectacular Gatineau Mountains.
Launched in the fall of 2008, Ascend Hotel Collection today has more than 75 distinctive hotels in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Scandinavia and Costa Rica. The fast-growing portfolio appeals to savvy travelers who like to immerse themselves in a destination and live like the locals when they travel.