GM The Westin Ottawa Ottawa has been called a big city with a hometown feel. Do you agree? Absolutely. The quality of life in Ottawa is second to none in Canada. Over a million people live in the Capital Region and it has an uncomplicated sense of ease about it. What landmark or event do you think reflects Ottawa best? The Rideau Canal. It reflects our history, beauty and tranquility. I am lucky to be able to view this landmark on a daily basis from the hotel and am also reminded of its beauty every time I pass by the 1948 Malak Karsh photograph ‘Tulip Time in Ottawa’ that hangs outside the Westin’s athletic facility. Where do you take visitors when they come to town? I am a nature lover so I tend to take visitors to the Parkway and the Gatineau Park. I live in rural Kanata so I am lucky to be able to enjoy the country in my own back yard as well. Forced to choose, what would be your favorite time of year in Ottawa? The Fall-unmistakably. Describe this city in one sentence. Those who have lived in Canada’s capital know it is Canada’s best-kept secret and can offer a great quality of life, especially for raising a family; we have it all right here!