The first new hotel in Calgary in a decade, Le Germain opened in 2010, offering a modern boutique bolt-hole in the heart of the city’s downtown core. Located next to 8th Avenue’s pedestrianized area, all the top attractions of town are right on the doorstep—from the Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum to some of the city’s most popular bars, restaurants, and shopping outlets. For business visitors, the Telus Convention Centre is also steps away. The modern monochrome lobby, like the sizeable guest rooms, mixes up dark woods with sleek white walls. The rooms offer large work tables, wooden shutter blinds, and a splash of color with the rich plummy-grape canopies and chairs. Eco-friendly tech abounds, including universal electric vehicle and Tesla charging stations. Wi-Fi and a deluxe continental breakfast from the award-winning Charcut restaurant are included in the rate.