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ARC The Hotel: A Photo Tour of Ottawa’s Boutique Gem, ARC The Hotel

By ERICA EADES

ARC The Hotel

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Located in the heart of Ottawa, ARC The Hotel stands out as a model of modern elegance. The glass storefront entrance is unassuming, but leads into modish lobby of ARC The Hotel—Ottawa’s first luxury boutique accommodation.

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ARC The Hotel guests are greeted with champagne and chocolates upon arrival, but this is just one of many unique touches. Guests can take advantage of the free THANN products and Frette bathrobes in their rooms, or peruse the newspaper, which is delivered daily.

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Location is always a key factor when choosing a place to stay, and ARC The Hotel is perfectly placed for visitors wanting to explore the city. The Byward Market, Ottawa’s cultural hub, is within a 10-minute walk, and offers a variety of dining and nightlife options for all tastes. Some of Ottawa’s finest attractions—Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Convention Centre—are a short stroll away.

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• ARC The Hotel, 140 Slater St., 613-238-2888, arcthehotel.com
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Hotel Tour: Kingsbrae Arms, St-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

By Laura Pellerine

The exclusive and beautifully restored Kingsbrae Arms is a 19th-century mansion with just 10 elegant rooms nestled in the quiet seaside village of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick—the type of town where saltwater taffy is sold from brightly painted shingled shops on the main strip. (more…)

Hotel Tour: Titanic-Era Luxury at Ryan Mansion

By Candice Walsh

One of the most (if not the most) posh, luxurious accommodations in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the Queen Anne–style Ryan Mansion Boutique Hotel & Spa was completed in 1911—a marvel of its time, equipped with the island’s first telephone switchboard system and a carriage house to harbour the city’s first motor vehicle. (more…)

Hotel Tour: Quebec City’s Hotel 71

By Amanda Halm

In a 19th-century bank building, Hotel 71 has a five-star feel in a four-star accommodation. Its best features include the expansive views of the Old Port neighbourhood and, get this: a penthouse with a staircase that spirals to a private outdoor terrace.

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Hotel Tour: Montreal’s Hotel Gault

By Joanne Latimer

When Hotel Gault opened in 2002, its modern style, inside an 1871 building with French Second Empire flourishes, was bold and something of a novelty. These were the early days of the boutique-hotel craze that would grip Montreal over the following decade. Today, minimal is the new normal, making this Old Port hotel’s mixture of luxurious comfort and scaled-back design more prescient than perplexing. (more…)