Hotel Monville: Montréal’s newest smart hotel
Planners take note: the Montréal options for sophisticated hotels with intelligent meeting space have been diversified once again. The new kid on the block is Hotel Monville, an independent property with handsome local touches and an ecological ethos.
DESIGN, WITH SUBSTANCE
The set of a photoshoot for an interior design magazine? No, this is your hotel room. The first things guest will notice about the rooms at the Hotel Monville is the floor-to-ceiling glass. The windows provide stunning views over the city, including the skyscrapers of downtown and, in the distance, the iconic Mount Royal. The rooms are furnished with products made by local businesses, such as Oneka from the Eastern Townships. The frescos are from photographer Valérie Jodoin Keaton who has captured the essence of popular Montréal neighbourhoods.
The hotel is not just a pretty façade. It’s intelligent. For starters, your smart device will remain connected to Wi-Fi, no matter where you wander in the hotel. The hotel also offers an automated personal check-in service and a television of at least 50″ in each room. A robot — no jokes — delivers room service. Additionally, many rooms are adapted for folks with limited mobility. In other words, the hotel is très 2018.
SMART MEETING SPACE
In the heart of the city’s business area and a short distance from the Instagram-friendly alleyways of Old Montréal, Hotel Monville makes an ideal property for mid-sized meetings and events. The Montréal-inspired décor provides a sense of place, but never in an obtrusive fashion. In fact, the hotel offers a host of distraction-free spaces.
The lobby itself is designed with collaboration in mind, ideal for impromptu meetings and taking conversations to a deeper level. In total, event planners have 4000 square feet of banquet and private spaces to work with. The flexible rooms on the second floor make an ideal home base for focused meetings, while the stunning event space on the 20th floor is guaranteed to “wow” guests.