New Brand Opens in Ottawa with Well-Attended Celebratory Event


Phoenix, Arizona (May 17, 2019) – Best Western® Hotels & Resorts this week celebrated the Canadian arrival of its modern and energetic boutique brand, GLō. This is the first GLō hotel to begin welcoming guests in Canada. An opening event was held to celebrate the innovative brand’s arrival with brand executives, local dignitaries, friends and families.

GLō offers an iconic experience that connects guests with state-of-the-art technology and modernized designs. Designed with today’s traveler in mind, the addition of digital keys, a digital concierge, and communal workspaces position the GLō brand as a powerful innovator in the growing upper-midscale market. Already open in Asheville, North Carolina and DeSoto, Texas, GLō hotels are set to light up premier destinations across North America including Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

“We’re excited to welcome this new, travel-centric and energetic brand to Ottawa, Canada,” said Brad LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “It’s wonderful to see GLō continue to flourish as a refreshing and unique concept that stands out in the market. GLō is designed for today’s connected, savvy traveler who expects the best in value and design, and we’re thrilled to introduce the first property in Canada.”

Travelers will immediately be drawn to the warmth of GLō Kanata Ottawa West with its welcoming lobby for unwinding or networking with colleagues and friends, meeting space, state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, and guestrooms uniquely designed with a contemporary ambiance. Guests will wake refreshed after a restful sleep on gel-topped signature mattresses, enjoy stylish bath amenities and start their day with a complimentary full hot breakfast.

Located in the capital city of Canada, just a few miles away from the Canadian Tire Center, home to the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, this 69-room property is ideal for travelers visiting for sporting events and concerts. The boutique hotel is also in close range to the downtown area, where travelers can indulge in an array of activities such as shopping, nightlife, and dining. Guests are a short ride away from the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of History and ByWard Market, popular must-sees in the area. Ottawa is a suburban area with grand Victorian architecture and museums ideal for this upper-midscale brand, which has a strong pipeline of properties in secondary markets, complementing the urban locations of its sister brand, Vīb.

 “We are pleased to be able to welcome this new brand, GLō, to the bustling city of Ottawa, “ said Arif B. Shariff, President and CEO of NazNab Group of Companies. “We are eager to showcase our hotel which has been designed with today’s connected traveler in mind. I am confident GLō Kanata Ottawa West will be a welcome addition to the community and a desired accommodation for visitors to the Ottawa area.”

Discover GLō’s exceptionally bold hospitality experience in this video tour of GLō DeSoto Dallas.

For more information on the GLō brand, please visit GLō Best Western

Reservations for GLō Kanata Ottawa West may be booked by calling the hotel directly at (343) 417-4561 or by calling the 24-hour, toll-free reservations number 1(800) 780-7234. Reservations are also available at


About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 16 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. Best Western branded hotels include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, AidenSM, SadieSM, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, and SureStay Collection® franchises**. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 66 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-midscale and midscale hotel brands respectively for two consecutive years, and Fast Company honoring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category. Best Western has also won 10 consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA/CAA’s nearly 60 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in breakfast (food and beverage category) by J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first for midscale; and second for upper midscale. Nearly 40 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western-branded hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Google® Street View provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels. 

 Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

**All Best Western and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.