RIMAP Hospitality Signs Deal With Marriott International To Bring Design-Driven AC Hotels By Marriott Brand To Ottawa

The Second AC Hotel Located in Canada is Expected to Open in Summer 2022

Rimap Hospitality headquartered in Montreal, today announced it has signed a contract with Marriott International to debut the company’s design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott brand in Ottawa with a 208-room hotel. The hotel will sit ideally between Byward Market and the Rideau Centre, close to Parliament hill and the University of Ottawa, an area that is home to a growing number of offices, residences, theaters and restaurants. Expected to open in the summer of 2022, the AC Hotel Ottawa will offer business and leisure travelers alike a thoughtful approach to design as well as intuitive, frictionless guest service.

“Following the outstanding success of AC Hotel Montreal Downtown, we are thrilled to be working with Marriott International again to bring yet another AC Hotel to Canada, this time in Ottawa,” said Marc Varadi President of Rimap Hospitality. “With its purposeful design, the lifestyle hotel will offer local residents and visitors a refreshingly unique experience that is comfortable, sophisticated and unobtrusive, allowing guests to maximize their enjoyment and efficiency.”

When it opens in Ottawa’s Byward Market neighborhood, the property will feature modern guest rooms and public spaces designed with sleek furnishings, open closet system, elegant art and hardwood floors. There will be an AC Lounge, a communal space of creativity that features a full bar serving local beers and hand-crafted cocktails, including the brand’s signature gin tonic cocktails, along with tapas plates. The property will provide a European-style breakfast in AC Kitchen and a 24-hour wellness center.

“Rimap Hospitality and Marriott International were an incredible team in opening the first AC Hotel in Canada,” said Paul Loehr, Marriott International, Regional Vice President of Development, Canada. “Based on the success of AC Hotel Montreal Downtown we feel Canada’s capital city is ready for the brand’s fresh perspective on lodging which strikes the perfect balance of details our guests want and the services they need.”

For more information please visit https://achotels.marriott.com/

About RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc.
RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc is an innovative Montreal based hotel management company that was founded in 2007. RIMAP has quickly become one of Montreal's largest hotel operators, presently managing four internationally branded hotels in the Montreal area under Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental hotels group banners. For more information, please visit: https://www.rimaphospitality.com/about

About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts over 150 design-led hotels in more than 20 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas. High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.comand follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,200 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

Sabrina Bhangoo