CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is about to reclaim its position of grandeur in the city when it reopens, Monday, May 28 after a $200-million renovation that marries its past architectural charm with modern innovation.
“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,” said Gérald Tremblay, Montreal’s mayor. “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.”
The Quebec-based Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes led the transformation that included a preservation and restoration of the building’s facade, a renovation of the hotel’s public spaces and redesign of the guestrooms, including the addition of high-tech amenities such as thermostats that recall a guest’s preference upon check-in and motion-activated lights. The revamped property now includes 98 rooms and 31 suites, including a 4,700-square-foot Royal Suite that has been pegged as the largest hotel suite in Montreal.
Meanwhile, guests will have access to 10,000 square feet of meeting space and Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal will achieve a level of luxury that has not been seen before in Montreal,” said Herve Humler, president and COO of the Chevy Chase, Md.-based Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. “The hotel will put Montreal on the map as a first-tier destination for business and leisure travellers.”