MONTREAL — The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) has unveiled the re-launch of its hotel after significant renovation work. Situated in the vibrant heart of Montreal and mere steps away from Sherbrooke metro station, the Hôtel de l’ITHQ has formally re-opened its doors to provide guests with an unparalleled experience.
Managed since 1976 by North America’s most prominent Francophone hotel school, the Hôtel de l’ITHQ boasts 42 recently updated rooms that feature locally sourced Quebec products and materials, all curated by Montreal-based architecture and design firm Ædifica. Comprising 36 spacious standard rooms with abundant natural light, four adapted rooms for people with limited mobility and two lavish suites, the hotel ensures the epitome of comfort, augmented by top-notch service from a vibrant, emerging workforce. Additionally, to enhance guest convenience, the hotel has introduced a pet-friendly policy.
During its makeover, the Hôtel de l’ITHQ prioritized incorporating Quebec artisanship in all facets of its guest services. Furniture, lighting fixtures, mattresses, artworks from the Gallea gallery and more were all conceived and crafted in Quebec. Furthermore, the ITHQ’s commitment to eco-friendly practices has earned it the Clé Verte certification, an international seal of approval for environmental stewardship in the hospitality sector.
Lastly, the substantial renovations at the hotel offer ITHQ students a refined and sustainable learning milieu that complies with the demanding service standards and prevailing market trends of the industry. This hands-on learning environment allows students to apply their acquired knowledge, enhance their skills and nurture their innovative thinking in an ever-changing field.
“I’m proud that the newly revitalized Hôtel de l’ITHQ stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to scholastic excellence, our enthusiasm for high-quality Quebec products and materials and our resolve to champion more sustainable practices,” says the Honourable Liza Frulla, general director of ITHQ. “Alongside the Restaurant de l’ITHQ, the bar Blanc bec and our services for meetings and events, the hotel completes our holistic array of offerings, highlighting the ITHQ’s aim to remain at the forefront of industry innovation.”
“We aimed to capture the essence of our province by using both locally sourced materials and the talents of regional artists, craftspeople and suppliers,” says Brishna Hilaire, director of Rooms at the ITHQ. “Additionally, by leveraging local assets, we’re minimizing our carbon footprint related to transportation and endorsing sustainable practices.”