The Novotel Ottawa Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, one block from the Rideau Canal. The hotel provides 282 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar and six meeting rooms. CSV Architects along with Interior Designer, Christophe Daudré, were asked to redesign the lobby to create a bright, spacious and welcoming, contemporary space. The scope of work included redesign of the lobby interior, new exterior cladding at the entrance, as well as provision of a new entrance canopy. The new design has transformed the hotel guests' experience of arrival, entry, check-in, and movement through the lobby. The hotel has been given a fresh contemporary look, where every detail from signage to lighting has been carefully considered.
New glazing allows light to filter deep into the lobby. LED and fluorescent lighting fixtures were used throughout the space. The custom designed reception desk as well as the 'web pod' internet stations were crafted out of solid surface material which incorporates recycled content, is durable, recyclable, and is Greenguard® indoor air quality certified.