Surrounded by the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown, this hotel aims to impress, from its champagne bar to its rooftop garden. The property features green‑minded design elements like geothermal heating, energy‑efficient water systems and windows that actually open. Stop by the intimate Charcut Roast House – voted one of Canada's Best New Restaurants in 2010 – if only to dine at its three‑metre‑long Douglas‑fir table.
Reception desk at Hotel Le Germain in Calgary, Alberta
Hotel Le Germain —
For the rooftop haven