Montréal hotel news: Spring edition
Montréal is a city that loves to innovate. And right now is a perfect time to create new game plans and to breathe fresh life into old structures. Here are a just a few Montréal hotels who are evolving and renewing!
A new heath security verification
The Ritz-Carlton Montréal is the first hotel in Québec to achieve “Sharecare” verification by Forbes Travel Guide. Developed in response to the impact of COVID-19, Sharecare health security verification with Forbes Travel Guide enables hotels to monitor their protocols and earn a VERIFIED™ health security badge. Essentially, the verification is based on a hotel’s adherence to expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events.
Speaking of the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, earlier this year the U.S. News & World Report released their Best Hotels in Canada. Can you guess who took #1 spot? That’s right, the historic Ritz-Carlton Montréal ranked first place in all of Canada. Also on the list were Montréal’s Hôtel Nelligan and Four Seasons Hôtel Montréal.
The iconic Montréal Marriott Château Champlain has undergone a major renovation. Designed by architects Roger D’Astous and Jean-Paul Pothier, the 38-storey hotel was the tallest hotel in Canada when it opened in 1967, just a few months before Montréal hosted Expo 67. (Check out these fascinating historic photos of the hotel.) In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing photos from the renovation — stay tuned!
When tech startups and hotels join forces
Recognized for innovation and leadership in the integration of new technologies, Montréal’s Hôtel Monville is continuing to set new standards. Even before the global pandemic, the hotel was offering contactless room service (with their beloved H2M2 robot), online check-in/out, and charging stations for electric vehicles. Now they’ve upped their “tech game” through a partnership with MySmartJourney. Together, they have created a unique service experience, which uses both the hotel's H2M2 robot and the contactless technology solution from MySmartJourney. Read more!
Hyatt Place Montréal Downtown
Directly located in the middle of the action, the newly Hyatt Place Montréal Downtown provides easy access to many of Montréal’s top attractions, including the Gay Village and the Entertainment District. Part of the “Hyatt Place” collection of Hyatt properties, the hotel offers upscale amenities at a reasonable price. With 351 spacious rooms (featuring plush Hyatt Grand Beds™ and “Cozy Corners”), a 24-hour fitness centre, and direct access to the Montréal Metro (subway system), the Hyatt Place Montréal Downtown will inevitably become a popular choice for both business and leisure travellers. Event professionals take note: the hotel’s conference facilities offer 3300 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 200 attendees.
This apartment-hotel company is turning vacant buildings into apartment hotels
The co-founder of apartment-hotel company Sonder says his firm is being approached by a growing number of landlords in Canada’s biggest cities who are seeking to lease out vacant office and multi-residential spaces. Sonder has evolved greatly since its creation. In addition to partnering with local owners and developers to lease entire buildings or floors of commercial and mixed-use properties, Sonder works with partners — including municipalities — to rejuvenate blighted properties. They also help finance renovations that bring underutilized real estate back into commerce. Learn more about Sonder’s latest property in Montréal…
Visit Montréal hotels (and venues) through these videos
In case you missed it: Business Events Montréal (that’s us!) created a video series called Montréal, from a distance. With this video series — and its supporting information — we’ve removed much of the guesswork involved in planning a meeting. You’ll get a wide-angle snapshot of Montréal, and then you can zoom in to discover some of the city’s most popular and most unique properties. Check them out!