Heart honours workers

Sandy Hill residents may have noticed the heart-shaped window lights on the west wall of the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East at Vanier and Coventry Road.

The placement of the room lights was “inspirational” according to Hotel General Manager Franco Falcucci. Mr.

Photo Bob Whitelaw

Falcucci explained to IMAGE that the hotel had provided surplus personal protective equipment to health care workers but wanted to find an additional way to recognize the work of all essential workers.

Two members of the hotel staff worked with floor and room plans to locate the appropriate rooms to create the heart. “We want to put smiles on people’s faces,” said Mr. Falcucci. The windows on the east side of the Marriott, which can be seen from the Queensway, spell LOVE.

— Bob Whitelaw