Construction could begin next year for a proposed expansion of the iconic Château Laurier, which would move the parking garage underground while adding 200 more rooms.
Details on the proposal were released Wednesday by the hotel’s owner, Larco Investments. The company said community consultations will be held before a site plan is submitted to the city. A detailed design will also be sent to the National Capital Commission.
Meanwhile, Twitter pulled no punches.
Château l'Horreur. https://t.co/A9vJfBlyC1
— Don Macpherson (@DMacpGaz) September 15, 2016
— Allan Burns (@AlBurnsOttawa) September 15, 2016
— Alex Cullen (@Alex_S_Cullen) September 15, 2016
Chateau Laurier expansion looks so bad you would think the NCC cooked it up #ottcity
— David Valentin (@davidvalentin) September 15, 2016
— Ryan Wright (@ryanwright) September 15, 2016
The Chateau Laurier and the box it came in https://t.co/GEJQaqadHa
— Sheamus Murphy (@sheamusmurphy) September 15, 2016
It's a shame the Chateau Laurier doesn't have a distinct architectural style they could have stuck with https://t.co/tT8n0jMT5k
— Fitzcarraldo Rivera (@stewartoke) September 15, 2016
— penny collenette (@penottawa) September 15, 2016
— Kathleen O'Grady (@kathleenogrady) September 15, 2016
— Ashton Arsenault (@arsenaultashton) September 15, 2016