MONTREAL — Montreal’s historic George Stephen House has reopened its doors as the mansion hotel, Le Mount Stephen.
Classified as an historic monument, the George Stephen House was erected in 1880 by an ultra-wealthy railway pioneer in Canada — George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen — and subsequently housed the prestigious private Mount Stephen Club for nearly a century.
Owned by the Tidan Hospitality & Real Estate Group, the property received a $20-million transformation to become an exclusive luxury hotel. In its new iteration, George Stephen House has remained intact, along with its exterior and interior heritage features, but now features an 11-storey, 90-guestroom building behind the original structure.
“Le Mount Stephen is a matchless space, combining old and new. But beyond the place, what will distinguish us is the quality personalized service,” says Antoine Naoumm, general manager. “The clientele will be delighted by the geographic location in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, the historical character and the contemporary functionality of our hotel dedicated to the art of living.”
The original George Stephen House, which acts as the entrance to the Le Mount Stephen hotel, is also home to Bar George — the newest restaurant from Oliver & Bonacini. With food curated by corporate executive chef Anthony Walsh and chef de cuisine Kevin Ramasawmy (formerly of Maison Boulud and Daniel) guests can enjoy seasonal menus featuring innovative twists on U.K. classics.