Ottawa’s Iconic Chateau Laurier is Getting a Major Facelift

An iconic landmark in our nation’s capital is getting a facelift – and not everyone’s happy about it.

According to Canadian Press, major changes are in store for the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa.

The downtown hotel – located just steps from Parliament Hill – will see the addition of as many as 200 long-term stay suites in addition to an exterior courtyard and approximately 427 underground parking spaces.



The cost of the project remains a secret.

The project will break ground in the fall of 2017, and the new suites are projected to be completed in 2020.

Image: Wikipedia

Image: Wikipedia

Public consultations will take place at a later date, but more than a few have taken to Twitter to express their distaste for the project.

One person on Twitter said it was a “travesty,” while another called it “hideous.” And our personal favourite:

Hey, not everyone is good with change, right? If you’re among that set, you have another year to check out the hotel in all of its original glory (you may want to check it out during the holidays).

Oh, and while you’re in town, you should also drop by this progressive restaurant where men have been known to work in heels.

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