August 30, 2019

Summer drawing to a close…

It all went by way too quickly!!   It seemed only yesterday we were out on the sidewalk cheering on the first day of the Changing of the Guard as they marched up to Parliament Hill.  Where did the summer of 2019 go??

I have worked at this hotel off and on for almost 45 years and one thing that is a constant is how alive our location is!  We have this perfect juxtaposition between the natural beauty of Confederation Park and the Rideau Canal and then all the fun and lively stuff that goes on around us along Elgin Street and up to Parliament Hill.  I always think we enjoy the best of both worlds.

I could not get enough of summer this year and found a little walk after lunch along the canal provided the perfect little break in my day.  I find there is nothing like being beside water to calm me.  Walking with the tourists of our town along the canal, I am reminded just how beautiful this city is.

Boat on the Rideau Canal

It is Friday of the Labour Day Weekend and our front lane is busy. I love the buzz and excitement that is so palpable in our lobby.  Our team have it down to a fine science, managing the flow and busy check-in time.  The weather is just perfect for this long weekend.  Lots on the slate for our visitors – the Hot Air Balloon Festival, opening weekend for our Universities, and all the usual summer activities still in play.

September is one of our busiest months of the year and we are ready for it!  We just are wrapping up the renovation to our Pearson Room and we are so excited to welcome the first meeting happening there next week!  Lots of pics to come!

Have a fabulous w/e everyone!!!