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News Around Town –March 2019


By: Katherine Craig | Mar 5, 2019

There’s a new hotel coming to town! The Ottawa International Airport Authority, in partnership with Group Germain Hotels, has announced plans to build a $40 million facility that will be connected to the airport by an indoor skywalk. The Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, expected to open late 2020, will feature 180 rooms over eight floors, substantial meeting space, and a top floor restaurant providing a 360 degree view of the airport’s operations.

Krista Cameron

 Congratulations to Krista Cameron who is pursuing a new career opportunity with Freeman Canada as its Business Development Director. Most recently with Destination St. John’s for 10 years, Cameron will be representing Freeman at industry events to continue to foster client relationships in the Canadian corporate and association marketplaces. Bringing over 20 years of leadership experience in the events industry, Freeman is excited by her exceptional client relationship skills, creativity and passion for both people and our industry. You can reach Cameron by email at or by phone at 416-434-5104.

Courtney JonesCongratulations to Courtney Jones, CMP, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, for earning her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation at the end of January. The Events Industry Council examination tests planners’ knowledge on a variety of topics, aiming to promote industry standards, practices and ethics. You can get in touch with Jones by email at or by phone at 613-730-8177 ext. 294. To learn more about earning your CMP designation, visit the MPI website.

Steeped in history, authentic by nature, The Metcalfe, a locally owned and operated boutique property, has recently completed major renovations. Its new urban casual lobby, completed in late 2017, uses locally repurposed timber beams as the focal point for lighting. Splendid bookshelves and a fireplace add to the many cozy seating areas, providing the perfect venue for a lobby reception after your meeting. In addition, the stylish guestroom renovations, to be completed by the end of March, will mirror the homey, comfortable feel of the lobby.

The Metcalfe Hotel



Article compiled by Katherine Craig, The War Amps of Canada

Article edited by Melanie Hudson, National Association of Federal Retirees



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