Andaz, a lifestyle boutique marque within the extended Hyatt Hotel family, chose Ottawa’s Byward Market, a premier tourist destination, for its first Canadian outpost.
The mandate for the 200-guestroom hostelry was a refined yet casual atmosphere that connects guests to the community and Canadian design and culture.
To that end, art throughout the property is exclusively Canadian. CanCon likewise pervades furniture, lighting and the materials palette. A local art student designed guest key envelopes and information folders.
The 2,300-sq.-ft., 80-seat restaurant features an open kitchen allowing guests to watch preparation of the upmarket, farm-to-table fare.
The “money shot” is the black-stained wood pergola expressing, in highly abstracted form, surrounding farmland crop patterns. The pergola frames the restaurant entry, maître d’ station (whose sculpted front evokes Lake Ontario shoreline) and communal table.
Guestroom finishes are notable for their natural oak and copper, the later material being a nod to the copper and bronze roofs topping the Parliament buildings in view.