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LORD ELGIN HOTEL: A Landmark Downtown Ottawa Hotel
(From woman.ca, Tuesday, 06 July 2010) – Ottawa is a beautiful city that is often overlooked by those of us who are searching for that perfect summer vacation or weekend getaway. The truth is that Ottawa is one of the best vacation destinations within Ontario. Our capital city is absolutely stunning in the summer months and an excellent spot for people to escape the hustle and bustle of larger cities.
One of the best hotels in Ottawa is the prestigious and breathtaking Lord Elgin Hotel, ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The hotel was officially opened in 1941 and was named after the Right Honorable James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, 12th Earl of Kincardine and Governor General of British North America.
The Lord Elgin, reminiscent of an old chateau, caters to your every need the second you step into the hotel lobby. The hotel’s bell team will gladly help you with your luggage while the valet parks your vehicle in a secure underground parking. Once in your room, you can either choose to explore the city or opt to relax at the hotel. Afterall The Lord Elgin has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, a business center and a variety of fitness equipment in their Health Club centre. The hotel also has a Starbucks onsite and the Grill 41, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
When you are feeling a little bit more adventurous, most of Ottawa’s main attractions are just a walk away. The hotel is walking distance from the National Arts Centre, Rideau Canal, the Ottawa Congress Centre, Parliament Buildings, The Rideau Centre and the famous Byward Market. Or why not rent a bike at the hotel and discover the numerous bike paths in Ottawa and Gatineau. Hotel staff can also provide information about a variety of activities to do in or around Ottawa like Whitewater Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Aerial Adventures or a quick Spa getaway.
The Lord Elgin also provides a number of specials and packages. For those of you who have never been to Ottawa, the hotel offers a Cultural Explorer Package from $179 per night. Guests arriving at the hotel will be spoiled upon arrival with delicious Stubbe Truffles and vouchers for complimentary beverages from Starbucks. In the morning guests will enjoy a full buffet breakfast before they leave to explore their choice of museum or gallery in Ottawa. Visitors can choose a day pass to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada or Canadian Aviation Museum.
If you are planning a Romantic getaway, why not take full advantage of the Lord Elgin’s Romantic Escape Package, starting from $219 per night. This package is filled to the brim with extra special features like the Lazy Check Out, which extends the check out time to 2PM. It also includes Breakfast in Bed for Two, an Aromatherapy Basket (including exotic bath & massage oils, bath salts and cream soaps to help you relax), a bottle of chilled Sparkling Wine upon arrival, Chocolate Truffles and a 25$ Gift Card from Empire Grill or Metropolitan Brassier.
Lastly, for those girls-only weekend getaways, the hotel offers a Shopping Spree Package from $129 per night. The hotel, located just minutes away from the Rideau Centre, is the perfect destination to enjoy a stress-free shopping spree with the girls. The package includes a full buffet breakfast, a $50 shopping voucher for any store at the Rideau Centre and a $25 gift card for your choice of one of the resturants part of the Firestone Restaurant Group.
Plus if you book early, at least 14 days in advance, guests will save up to 35% off of the hotel’s Best Available Rate. With all these amazing features, now is the time to book your room or package at the Lord Elgin and enjoy everything that our Nation’s Capital has to offer. See you in Ottawa!
By: Yvonne Ivanescu
Original article published in woman.ca