Alt Hotel opens in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Groupe Germain officially opened Western Canada’s first no-frills-chic Alt Hotel April 30 in the heart of Winnipeg's sports, hospitality and entertainment district.

WINNIPEG — Groupe Germain officially opened Western Canada’s first no-frills-chic Alt Hotel April 30 in the heart of Winnipeg's sports, hospitality and entertainment district.

As the first high-rise hotel to be built downtown in decades, the 20-floor, 160-room property occupies a prime location right across from the Winnipeg Jets' home rink, the MTS Centre.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg has a fully equipped fitness room as well as seven meeting spaces totalling approximately 5,000 square feet, with large-format televisions, projection screens and equipment offering the latest technology. Also onsite is a creative lounge designed to hold brainstorming sessions or more informal meetings.

In the lobby, a snack counter serves food and beverages, including gourmet coffee.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg is part of Centrepoint, a $100 million real estate project developed by AXLP (a partnership of Artis REIT and Longboat Development), Groupe Germain Hotels and Urban Capital. Covering one city block, the 200,000-square-foot tower will include the hotel, two restaurants, a coffee shop, four floors of office space and a parkade that will provide guests with direct access to the hotel via a skywalk.  Centrepoint also includes the Skyloft condominiums residential component.