Awards and distinctions Best of Canada 2018, Hospitality, Canadian Interiors and more!

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 (interior design)

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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