Best Western opens first GLō hotel in Canada

George Sell By George Sell
19 May 2019 | Updated 21 May 2019

Canada: Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened an Ottawa hotel under its boutique brand GLō.

An opening event was held to celebrate the brand's arrival, with brand executives, local dignitaries, friends and families in attendance.

GLō is described as "designed with today's traveler in mind, with digital keys, a digital concierge, and communal workspaces". In the growing upper-midscale market it already has properties open in Asheville, North Carolina and DeSoto, Texas. Further GLō hotels are set to open across North America in locations including Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

"We're excited to welcome this new, travel-centric and energetic brand to Ottawa, Canada," said Brad LeBlanc, senior vice president and chief development officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. "It's wonderful to see GLō continue to flourish as a refreshing and unique concept that stands out in the market. GLō is designed for today's connected, savvy traveler who expects the best in value and design, and we're thrilled to introduce the first property in Canada."

The 69-key GLō Kanata Ottawa West features meeting space, 24-hour fitness centre, and guestrooms "uniquely designed with a contemporary ambiance".

 "We are pleased to be able to welcome this new brand, GLō, to the bustling city of Ottawa," said Arif Shariff, president and CEO of NazNab Group of Companies, the hotel's owners. "We are eager to showcase our hotel which has been designed with today's connected traveler in mind. I am confident GLō Kanata Ottawa West will be a welcome addition to the community and a desired accommodation for visitors to the Ottawa area."

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