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Chimo Hotel Ottawa Canada | Ottawa's Friendliest Hotel

About Chimo Hotel Ottawa Canada

The Chimo Hotel Ottawa is the only full service hotel in the Ottawa East and is conveniently located off Highway 417 across from Ottawa’s largest shopping centre, just a five minute drive from Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, National Arts Gallery and many other popular Ottawa tourist attractions. Our Ottawa hotel offers 256 guest rooms, suites, and Jacuzzi suites. We also feature 7 meeting rooms, 3 board rooms, a restaurant, pub, indoor atrium style swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, and fitness facility. Gold level floors have their own private lounge and exercise room. In addition, we offer complimentary parking, high speed wireless internet access and local calls.

Chimo Means Friendly

The term Chimo was widely used at one point in the Inuktitut language, which is spoken by the Inuit in northern Canada. According to folklore, when two people met on the Arctic tundra, they rubbed their chests in a circular motion and said, "Chimo", meaning "Are you friendly?" The answer was a repeat of the gesture and the word "Chimo!" ("Yes, I am friendly!) The Chimo Ottawa was constructed in 1979, about the same time as the Museum of Civilization, and features in the lobby Inuit drawings and artists. Native culture is also echoed in the main chandelier in the lobby and mosaics on tiles are based on brown figures and shapes in tune with the idea of there are no angles in Inuit architecture.

The Chimo Hotel Management Team and Personnel have built a reputation to offer the highest quality of customer service to our guests and business clientele. We thrive on personalized service with special attention given to every detail that will ensure the customers’ satisfaction and repeat future business. The Chimo Ottawa is a hotel with service second to none and is “the Friendliest, Professional, Preferred” hotel in Ottawa. Our staff members are frequently nominated by guests as “Stars of the City”, a customer service recognition program of Ottawa Tourism. The 2009 recipient of an overall the “Evening Star” Category was none other than one of our banquet service team member, a 10 year veteran of the hotel. A large percentage of our Team Members have been with the Chimo Hotel for a number of years giving a level of confidence and familiarity with our repeat clientele. Chimo’s well established reputation guarantees that your stay or special Ottawa event will be a memorable one.

Chimo Committed to Community Involvement

Our Ottawa hotel is committed to supporting local organizations that enrich the lives of so many in our community and beyond. The Chimo Hotel Ottawa proudly supports the following organizations:

• Chimo Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Cancer Research
• Cumberland Girls Hockey Association
• Rotary Club
• Gloucester Minor Hockey Association
• Weekend to End Breast Cancer
• Youville Centre
• National Research Council
• 1 Boy, 1 Van Foundation
• Cumberland Junior Grads Minor Peewee “B” Hockey club
• Long Island Sledge Hockey
• Muscular Dystrophy Society (Sending Kids to Camp)

Other Community Involvement / Memberships:

• Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa Accredited
• Green Key Program Accredited (3 keys)
• Meeting Planners International
• Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
• Ottawa Tourism
• Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association

Ottawa Hotel Job Opportunities

The Chimo Hotel Ottawa is always looking for new, dynamic, customer service-oriented people to join our staff. If you feel you would be a considerable asset to our team, please apply by sending your resume to
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