In the past weeks, HONEYROSE, a new Art Deco-inspired luxury boutique hotel has opened its doors right near the Quartier des Spectacles and two other iconic Montreal hotels, the Vogue Hotel and the Marriott Chateau Champlain, have officially re-opened after undergoing major renovations. Each of these three hotels are well worth checking out even if you’re not checking in!
HÔTEL HONEYROSE MONTRÉAL
HONEYROSE is a charming 4-star boutique hotel that artfully blends vintage 20s-inspired decor with modern luxury. Located across the street from the Place des Arts metro station, it’s ideally located for anyone attending a show or festival at the Quartier des Spectacles. Pop in for a pre-show cocktail at MUZE Lounge & Terrace on the 5th floor or make an early dinner reservation at the Commodore restaurant for a gourmet meal prepared by Executive Chef Gregory Faye and his team. Honeyrose also has a lovely boutique where you can pick up house-made sweets and locally-sourced gifts. If you wish to stay, there are 143 rooms and 22 suites to make your stay a most memorable one.
a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
355 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1L6
VOGUE HOTEL MONTREAL DOWNTOWN
Montreal’s Vogue Hotel on de la Montagne Street, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, got a much-needed facelift and is now home to YAMA restaurant and bar, as well as Café Bazin, both created in collaboration with renowned Chef Antonio Park. Located directly across from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, the hotel is already a popular spot for the après-shopping crowds. The 5-star luxury hotel was reimagined by Sid Lee Architecture and the rooms are an upscale interpretation of minimalist European-inspired design. Next time you’re in the neighbourhood, stop in to admire the café, pick up one of the famous pastries by acclaimed pastry chef Bertrand Bazin, or pop in to bar YAMA for a pricey version of your favourite classic cocktail (cocktails range between $17 – $32 dollars)!
VOGUE HÔTEL MONTRÉAL
Curio Collection by Hilton
1425 Rue de la Montagne,
Montréal H3G 1Z3
MONTREAL MARRIOTT CHÂTEAU CHAMPLAIN
One of the largest and most iconic hotels in the city center, the Chateau Champlain, renowned for its unique architecture (and still often referred to as the “cheese grater” for its facade of arched bay windows) was originally opened for Expo ’67. In dire need of an update, the hotel’s interiors were fortunately given a major upgrade by Sid Lee Architecture, thanks to the more recent owners, Tidan Inc (who also own the Mount Stephen Hotel). The rooms boast a much more modern and brighter look, although they do seem a bit austere. Where the almost too corporate-looking Lloyd restaurant lacks in ambiance, the terrace BELVU doesn’t disappoint. It wraps around the corner of the hotel’s third floor and boasts views of downtown and the imposing Windsor Station. The other star of the newly-renovated hotel is the revived cabaret Caf’ Conc’ which will soon serve as dinner-theatre and as a unique event venue.
MARRIOTT CHÂTEAU CHAMPLAIN
1050 Rue de la Gauchetière O,
Montréal, QC H3B 4C9
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NOTE: I was invited to a pre-opening media preview of Hotel HONEYROSE on May 24th, before the hotel, restaurant, café and bar were officially open. For Hotel VOGUE Montreal, I was invited to the opening party on May 3rd, and finally for the Marriott Chateau Champlain, I was invited to the official opening party on May 18th. Please note that I have not stayed at any of the hotels mentioned and my opinions are simply based on my first impressions during these quick visits.