HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa-Gatineau > Suburbs


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 6:17 PM
rocketphish's Avatar
rocketphish rocketphish is offline
Planet Ottawa and beyond
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,012
Holiday Inn Express, Orleans | 14.6 m | 5 fl | Proposed

The proposal is to construct a 5-storey, 6,044-square metre Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel building at 265 Centrum Boulevard, containing 100 suites or rooms on a 0.43-hectare site, and a surface parking area to accommodate 100 parking spaces.

Development docs:

Overall siteplan:

Specific siteplan:

South elevation:

Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 2, 2010, 11:06 PM
Sens1992 Sens1992 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58
Does anyone know if this Holiday Inn Hotel project is cancelled or is supposed to go ahead. I have heard from someone at City Hall that it may be cancelled.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 3, 2010, 9:43 AM
drizzo_613's Avatar
drizzo_613 drizzo_613 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 163
Ott-Gat [The Fraternal Twin Cities]
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Apr 27, 2012, 3:42 AM
kevinbottawa kevinbottawa is offline
Registered User
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,783
Orleans developer unveils plans for hotel, office space

More progress in the Orleans Town Centre. Another hotel and potentially office buildings, and construction starting soon on more townhomes and condo units according to this article. With the Farm Boy and Celestia condo finishing soon the area is growing. It would be nice if St. Joseph Boulevard became a vibrant mainstreet that fed into the town centre. Anyone know why there's no major development happening on St. Joseph?

Orleans developer unveils plans for hotel, office space

Ottawa Business Journal
Published on April 26, 2012
Courtney Symons

Six years after entering a public-private partnership with the City of Ottawa, Forum Equity Partners Inc. announced Thursday plans to begin construction of a new hotel and office building in Orleans.

Topics : Shenkman Arts Centre , Holiday Inn Express , Sandhu Hotels , Orleans , Ottawa
The 100-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel will sit behind the Shenkman Arts Centre next to the Queensway, drawing a client base of an estimated 75 per cent business people and 25 per cent tourists according to Bobby Sandhu, president of Sandhu Hotels and Hospitality who will be building the facility.

Forum had an arrangement to sell the hotel lands to Sandhu in 2009 but when the debt market seized up, plans were put on hold, said Forum president Richard Abboud.

"We much would have preferred for (the construction time) to be shorter," he said. "We really see this as a relaunch of the project."

Although there is now another hotel in Orleans, a 63-room Quality Inn that opened in 2011, Mr. Sandhu said that the more upscale five-storey Holiday Inn will attract a different, but sufficient, client base.

The $15-million project will create between 35-40 jobs according to Mr. Sandhu, and includes three meeting rooms, each about 1,500 square feet in size that can accommodate up to 100 people.

The city has yet to grant the construction permit for the hotel as several last-minute details are being worked out, but Mr. Sandhu said that permission will arrive any day.

"Once we get a permit, it's going to go up like crazy," he said, predicting that it will be completed by spring 2013.


The hotel ground-breaking event, held at the Shenkman Arts Centre, also marked the launch of a marketing campaign for two office buildings containing a total of 160,000 square feet of space to be constructed by Forum.

Mr. Abboud said he is hoping to see some government interest to rent the office space, as well as some larger corporate tenants. Despite many office buildings currently under construction in Ottawa, he said he feels Orleans is a strong market.

"We think this is a fantastic opportunity to have a dynamic place to work," he said, citing nearby restaurants, Place d'Orleans shopping mall and a YMCA as reasons why employers would want to lease space in the new Orleans Town Centre.

Floor plans are still being developed, but Mr. Abboud said to expect an announcement later this year or early next.

The $225 million Orleans Town Centre P3 was awarded to a consortium led by Forum and includes the Shenkman Arts Centre, the hotel and Hill Side Terrace - a 53 townhome and 32 condo residential development that will soon undergo construction - as well as retail and commercial space, a seniors home, seniors condo and green space.
Ranting since 2014 at shiftermagazine.com/kevin-bourne
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Jan 5, 2013, 11:56 PM
orleans_man orleans_man is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 20
I drove by today and it looks as though construction has begun.

First floor appears to be going in...
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Jan 6, 2013, 2:18 AM
toaster toaster is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 307
Very small hotel for the Ottawa market, no?
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:25 PM
Cre47's Avatar
Cre47 Cre47 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gatineau, QC/Orleans, ON
Posts: 1,968
This is a shot of the site in October, beside the Place d'Orleans/174 eastbound on-ramp

"However, the Leafs have not won the Cup since 1967, giving them the longest-active Cup drought in the NHL, and thus are the only Original Six team that has not won the Cup since the 1967 NHL expansion." Favorite phrase on the Toronto Maple Leafs Wikipedia page.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:58 PM
KHOOLE KHOOLE is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 281
drawing board express

Originally Posted by toaster View Post
Very small hotel for the Ottawa market, no?
I'm not impressed with the 2009 drawings!

Is this all that the City of Ottawa deserves in its satellite bedroom community?
Maybe we should transfer this thread to the Ugly Ottawa thread?
Reply With Quote

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa-Gatineau > Suburbs
Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 7:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.