On Monday, 28 May 2012, the Ritz-Carlton,
Montreal will reopen after an extensive $200 million restoration.
Under the direction of Quebec architectural firm Provencher Roy +
Associés, the building’s facade was preserved and restored, public
spaces were renovated and upgraded, and the guestrooms were
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal now has 98 rooms and 31
suites. The 4,700-square-foot Royal Suite is the largest hotel
suite in Montreal.
Montreal’s mayor, Gérald Tremblay, said, “The
Ritz-Carlton is reclaiming its rightful place here in Montreal and
among the guests who stay there. Since it opened in 1912, the
hotel has been one of the most elegant addresses in our city and
the jewel of the storied Golden Square Mile, close to high-end
boutiques, galleries and museums. Our city has changed a great
deal—for the better. The reopening of The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
makes a notable contribution to what makes our city different.”
building’s façade was preserved and restored, as were the Lobby,
the Palm Court, the Oval Room and the hotel’s famed garden. Many
decorative details from 1912, such as marble fireplaces in some of
the suites, reflect this masterful blend of old and new.
The guestrooms also feature high-tech amenities, such as
thermostats that intuitively remember a guest’s temperature preferences upon check-in, and motion sensors that activate lights
when guests enter a dark room.
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal offers guests a wealth of
amenities at their fingertips. The 10,000 square feet of meeting
space are flexible and offer event planners the possibility of
accommodating up to 300 people. Guests can dine at acclaimed chef
Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, in the 130-seat dining
room, the 46-seat year-round greenhouse, or on the new terrace on Sherbrooke
Street. They can enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s gardens, work out at the gym or take a dip in the new
indoor salt-water pool.
“We are extremely proud to reopen this emblem of
the very best Montreal has to offer," said Andrew Torriani,
president and general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal. “The
hotel today is a showcase of modern luxury, but it has not lost
the discreet charm of the past or the patina of history.”
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