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Press Release

July 18, 2023

Alt Hotel Calgary University District Welcomes its First Guests

Alt Hotel Calgary University District is now open!

University District (U/D) is pleased to announce that Alt Hotel Calgary University District has welcomed its first hotel guests in the neighbourhood. Located along a bustling Retail Main Street at 482 McLaurin Street NW, the new LEED-certified property is just steps away from Calgary’s best restaurants and retailers and five employment hubs, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary.

Alt Hotel guests can access the many amenities and greenspace in the area like the three-acre Central Commons Park as well as quick access to the Alberta Rocky Mountains and downtown Calgary.

This is the third Germain Hotels property in Calgary, in addition to the Le Germain Hotel in downtown Calgary and Alt Hotel Calgary East Village. Known for its eco-friendly comfort and sleek urban signature, the Alt Hotel is designed with guests in mind. Later this fall, a full-service coffee shop on the main floor and restaurant will become available. The property boasts 155 guest rooms set across 15 storeys, in addition to six meeting rooms, 63 underground parking stalls and 16 accessible rooms.

Says Maureen Henderson, Vice President of Community Experience for University of Calgary Properties Group, “We would like to warmly welcome Alt Hotel Calgary University District to our neighbourhood. Providing accommodation opportunities for guests visiting friends and family in U/D, to out of town visitors who may need to access the University of Calgary or Alberta Children’s Hospital, to tourists looking for a different area of the city to explore, the Alt Hotel is a convenient and valuable destination for many. We are proud to be extending our diverse offerings to the city with the exciting addition of the Alt Hotel.”

To book a stay visit their website.

About University District
To the west of the University of Calgary and overlooking the Bow River and Rocky Mountains, University District is a comprehensive 200-acre community with a bold new vision for urban life in Calgary. Through a collaborative, people-first design process, the Master Plan and thorough engagement program forged strong respect between local stakeholders and UCPG. The neighbourhood applies the best ideas in city design and incorporates the wants and needs of surrounding legacy communities – weaving current aesthetic, technology, and lifestyle options into the strong social fabric of the city. University District is the 2022 national winner of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Award for Best Growing Community.
For more information about University District, visit its Discovery Centre at 4410 University Ave. N.W., Calgary (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital) or go online: and visit Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, #UDLife.

Media Relations Contacts:
Maureen Henderson
VP, Community Experience
University of Calgary Properties Group
(403) 992-8388

Paula Worthington
Worthington PR & Story
(403) 585-2429