Sky Lounge tickets go on sale Friday
Ottawa 2017 partners with Andaz’s feast + revel to bring fine dining to new heights
Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce that tickets to the Sky Lounge will go on sale at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 28. Ottawa 2017 is also pleased to welcome feast + revel, the signature restaurant of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, as the Official Sky Lounge Culinary Partner and to announce that Executive Chef Stephen La Salle will create the menu for this unforgettable culinary experience.
An Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, the Sky Lounge will take flight between July 14 to 20, 2017 at Ottawa City Hall. Each evening, participants will be hoisted 46 meters (150 feet) in the air over the city, to enjoy breathtaking views and fine dining.
Two different culinary journeys will be offered. Tickets for the Sky Lounge Cocktail experience are $150 (plus tax and service charges) and tickets for the Sky Lounge Gourmet Dinner experience are $250 (plus tax and service charges).
Cocktail seatings will take place at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., while seatings for the three-course Gourmet Dinner will take place at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Capacity for each seating is 22 people.
To purchase tickets, visit Ottawa2017.ca.
“Our nation’s capital is set to offer an array of unique activities to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, including the Sky Lounge, something that’s never been done before in Ottawa,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We’re happy that Ottawa 2017 is partnering with Andaz, a new and refreshingly modern hotel in the ByWard Market, to enhance this exciting experience for residents and visitors.”
“As Ottawa’s newest hotel experience, Andaz is proud to be selected to design a food adventure for the taste buds of Sky Lounge guests,” said Matt Graham, General Manager, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. “Anticipate a menu that embraces new Canadian cuisine, inspired by fresh, local, organic and sustainable products with feast + revel’s high standards paired with an elevated experience.”
In addition to creating the menu and providing the food and beverages for the Sky Lounge, feast + revel staff will extend their attentive hospitality to serve guests both in the air and on the ground for the pre and post flight experience.
“The Sky Lounge is a great example of the bold Signature Events that we conceived and secured from the very start of planning for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “Thanks to our partners at feast + revel, participants will be able to taste the new flavour of Ottawa, while discovering our downtown architecture, the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill at a whole new level.”
Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.
Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.
Photos for media use, courtesy Ottawa 2017: http://ow.ly/WntCV
Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet
I’m very proud to see that Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet. With Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations just around the corner, our Nation’s Capital is ready to host the biggest party ever thrown for our great country. Be here for Canada’s Big Year!
Read Ottawa Tourism’s News Release below:
Ottawa Tourism elated Lonely Planet recognizes Canada as #1 place to visit in 2017
Capitalizing on Ottawa’s year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday
OTTAWA, October 25, 2016—Ottawa Tourism lauds the decision by Lonely Planet, announced today, to name Canada as the #1 country to visit in 2017. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday next year, Ottawa is the only city to plan a full year’s worth of celebrations. Under the direction of Mayor Jim Watson and with the leadership of Guy Laflamme and his team at the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, Ottawa will be THE place to be in Canada in 2017.
“Ottawa Tourism has been working closely with Mayor Watson and the Ottawa 2017 bureau throughout the planning process for next year’s celebration,” says Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “Our team has been promoting Ottawa 2017 for quite some time now, in our leisure marketing, convention sales, travel trade, travel media relations and social media efforts. The Lonely Planet announcement provides yet another boost to the worldwide awareness of what is planned.”
“As mayor of our nation’s capital, I’m very proud that Canada has been recognized as THE place to visit in 2017,” says Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “We have put a lot of time and resources in creating and promoting our exciting year-long program of events for Canada’s 150th birthday, and this recognition confirms that our efforts have indeed captured the attention of the media worldwide.”
“The travel experts at Lonely Planet recognize that Canada will be a destination beyond compare in 2017, with festivities to mark our country’s 150th anniversary from coast to coast to coast,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “Ottawa in particular, will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences to celebrate this important milestone for our country.”
Ottawa Tourism will leverage this recognition of Canada as it promotes such blockbuster events as
- the lighting of an Ottawa 2017 cauldron at Ottawa City Hall to kick off a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that will extend to Parliament Hill on December 31, 2016;
- the world championship Red Bull Crashed Ice event in March;
- a series of 17 epic stunts and gatherings throughout the capital called Ignite 150 that will take place throughout the year and include a yoga session on a barge floating down a local waterway accompanied by a live orchestra, a movie on a downtown terrace rooftop, Sky Lounge, a gourmet experience 150 feet in the air, and more;
- the Juno Awards (celebrating the best in the Canadian music industry) March 27-April 2, 2017;
- a summer-long free underground multimedia experience in a future light rail transit tunnel downtown;
- a series of 20 unique one-day outdoor events called Agri 150 taking place over the course of the year in rural Ottawa;
- Inspiration Village, a free display using shipping containers in the ByWard Market neighbourhood from May 20 to September 4 to highlight each of Canada’s provinces and territories;
- the first-ever Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge offering picnic spots overlooking Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River on July 2;
- the North American premiere of La Machine’s roving, larger-than-life mechanical spider and dragon roaming Ottawa streets July 26-30, 2017;
- the Grey Cup championship football game in November; among other reasons to visit Ottawa in 2017.
For a full list of next year’s events, visit www.ottawa2017.ca.
Ottawa Tourism provides destination marketing, strategic direction and leadership in cooperation with members and partners to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its vision is to build recognition of Ottawa as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.