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Checking in to Hotel X – the luxury Canadian hotel that stands alone

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Situated adjacent to Lake Ontario, a shimmering glass tower shelters a new kind of luxury in Toronto. Edited by Hamish KilburnVincenzo Ferrara reviews Hotel X…

Juxtaposing the neighbouring buildings in the Liberty Village area, which were once cut off from the rest of the city of Toronto, Hotel X Toronto is the new sought-after boutique kid on the block that is making waves as a new kind of luxury experience in a city that welcomes more than 40 million tourists each year.

Imagined and designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group and Andi Pepper Interiors Design, the hotel opened in March 2018 with the aim of creating an extravagant and contemporary hotel with dramatic flourishes. Using its unparalleled location and striking views as a design and architectural reference, X certainly does now mark the spot near Liberty Village, which becomes directly apparent when checking in.

The exterior shell of Hotel X

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Upon arrival, guests are immediately welcomed into the hotel’s towering size combined with unassuming elegance. On the exterior shell, reflected beams of light hit the glass building, which creates a colourful display in an otherwise grey, and somewhat sombre business district. Despite the hotel, with its state-of-the-art technology and business facilities, appropriately keeping in line with the suit-and-tie scene that surrounds, personality pops out in unassuming moments. In the entrance, for example, monochrome, geometric flooring that has been sourced from all corners of the earth is the perfect metaphor to represent the city as a place where people meet from around the world.

Black and white tiles echo in the balck and white chandeliers in the lobby

Image caption: View overlooking the monochrome lobby area at Hotel X

The hand-cut marble reception desk sits in front of a living wall that covers the height and width of the lobby and creates an instant sense of peace that is far removed from the metropolis outside. A grand staircase on the right leads to a glass bridge that overlooks the spacious and minimalist area and offers a platform where guests can enjoy the lobby area from a different perspective, such as an up-close look at the detailed circular patterned chandeliers.

The large, modern art gallery includes landscape photos on the walls and around the room

Image caption: Kandy Gallery, Hotel X

Art is a prominent theme captured throughout the hotel. A gallery on the ground floor is devoted to photographer Neil Dankoff, whose landscape pieces famously led him to become a staple on the art and photography scene in Toronto. His ‘Kandy Gallery’ commission with Hotel X, which sees his signature images that depict worldwide adventure hung on the walls, turned out to be the largest fine art photography transaction in Canadian history. Dankoff spent almost three years travelling the globe to capture more than 800 landscape photographs that were purposefully commissioned for use within the hotel. Hung in such a way so that guests notice an eye-catching canvas of natural beauty around every corner, Dankoff’s work is quite literally written on the walls. Cleverly, his work from the gallery filter into the guestrooms and suites, resulting in a further reclined backdrop. The guestrooms and suites that offer a lake view incorporate water within the pieces, whereas the rooms that face the city skyline contain more physical features such as woodlands and rock formations.

Monochrome tiles feature in a library. A large desk with white chairs sit in the centre of the room, surrounded by large book-shelf walls.

Image caption: The Library, Hotel X

The gallery is a strong design unique selling point that positions Hotel X in a league of its own, but the adjacent library, complete with an oversized statement floor-to-ceiling bookcase, is another design centrepoint. Set in a monochrome setting, which is filtered through from the lobby area, the library’s matte-silver backdrop creates a sense of place with a carved map of the famous downtown area embossed in black paint. The space, which is open to both guests and the public, has been sensitively designed to offer guests a tranquil working environment.

The ambiance within the ground floor corridors changes from the other public areas as the walls transform from a soft cream to white light glass panels. Placed side by side, these LED flashes create a chequered wall that both reinforces the Hotel X brand while also boosts new energy in an area that is lacking natural light.

Large guestroom with orange and purple furniture. The floor-to-ceiling windows frame the skyline of Toronto

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Taking full advantage of the complete Toronto skyline, each guestroom and suite features floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious living quarters in the suites, which are filled with natural light, blend blues, greys and blacks into dark-oak fittings. Bright, block colour in the furniture infuses the right balance of personality. The sliding doors between the living areas and the bedroom keep the space open at all times and flooded with natural light that flows, like the carpet, throughout each room. The large beds with cream headboards create another layer of calmness that is occasionally interrupted by loud accents in the furniture.

“The glass conservatory has been built on several 18th century military forts.”

New Fort Hall is a unique area of the hotel, not only for its visual appeal but also for its way of retelling history. The glass conservatory has been built on several 18th century military forts. Instead of demolishing the ruins completely, the design team incorporated them to create an eye-catching venue space. The glass floor quite literally allows visitors of the hotel to look down on the original floors of the military barracks. The room itself provides a beautifully simplistic contrast between the old beneath and the modern metropolis that can be captured through its glass.

“No stay at Hotel X is complete without a visit to the 28th floor.”

The hotel supports multi-level sports halls that have been positioned in such a way to overlook some of the city’s largest sport stadiums including BMO field. Adding to this motivation is the personalised EGE Atelier carpet, which divides each area with the lyrics to the song ‘imagine’ by John Lennon.

No stay at Hotel X is complete without a visit to the 28th floor, which is where the vision for Liberty Village’s new era of luxury was conceived from. Both the rooftop Falcon SkyBar and heated swimming pool on the top floor offer guests the ability to experience the city from a VIP-perched level. The iconic three-level bar balances relaxation, style and drama. The suede purple wingback chairs sit alongside other gold and grey suede seating that tributes the colours of the sunset that reflects off Lake Ontario.

The 404-key Hotel X is more than just another urban hotel with a view to pop up. Unlike other hotels in the area, Hotel X took on mission impossible to help transform the largely undiscovered area of Liberty Village into a luxury tourist hotspot that was also equipped to take bleisure travel to new heights. Through design lenses, it has completed that mission in style and has become a go-to destination in itself, further complementing the city skyline with effortless charm.

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Hyatt plans to double brand presence in Canada

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Hyatt plans to open 12 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in Canada by 2020…

Hyatt has announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotel and three Hyatt House hotels. There are currently nine Hyatt-branded hotels open Canada, and the expected openings of these 12 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels would increase Hyatt’s brand presence in the region to 21 hotels within the next few years.

“We believe the new agreements being announced, along with the previously announced properties under development, demonstrate growing confidence among owners and developers in the strength of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in Canada,” said Scott Richer, Hyatt’s vice president of real estate and development for Canada. “There is tremendous growth opportunity in this region – coming off the heels of its 150th anniversary, Canada continues to see strong levels of leisure travel, as well as an increase in corporate travel. Today’s announcement is a testament to the global appeal of Hyatt’s select service portfolio as it continues to expand worldwide and offer more choices to our guests.”

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House

The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands are designed to deliver seamless experiences that are authentic, intuitive and modern, allowing business travelers to remain productive and worry free, without skipping a beat. Twelve Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels are expected to open in Canada in the next two years, including:

2018
•Hyatt Place Calgary Airport (127 guestrooms) in Calgary, Alberta
•Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre (126 guestrooms) in Mississauga, Ontario

2019
•Hyatt Place Brampton (123 guestrooms) in Brampton, Ontario
•Hyatt Place Kelowna (161 guestrooms) in Kelowna, British Columbia
•Hyatt Place Moncton (120 guestrooms) in Moncton, New Brunswick
•Hyatt Place Winnipeg Downtown (144 guestrooms) in Winnipeg, Manitoba
•Hyatt House Hamilton/McMaster University (135 guestrooms) in Hamilton, Ontario
•Hyatt House Winnipeg South West (135 guestrooms) in Winnipeg Manitoba

2020
•Hyatt Place Toronto International Airport (196 guestrooms) in Toronto, Ontario
•Hyatt Place Toronto Airport Corporate Centre and Hyatt House Toronto Airport Corporate Centre (250 guestrooms) in Toronto, Ontario
•Hyatt Place Vancouver Airport (97 guestrooms) in Vancouver, British Columbia

Hyatt-branded hotels currently open in Canada include:
•British Columbia: Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort and Hyatt Regency Vancouver
•Alberta: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown and Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
•Ontario: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Hyatt Regency Toronto and Park Hyatt Toronto*
•Quebec: Hyatt Regency Montreal

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Iconic Toronto Windsor Arms Hotel undergoes stunning design transformation

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The Windsor Arms Hotel has hired Toronto-based luxury design firm Dinel Design to conduct the renovation and re-styling of some of the internationally renowned Toronto Hotel’s key common area rooms which include, lobby, ballroom, conference rooms and tea rooms.

This historic boutique hotel is located in one of Toronto’s chicest neighbourhoods, within easy reach of the Royal Ontario Museum, the fashionable Yorkville streets and quaint luxury shops of Bloor Street, and the main shopping and restaurant artery of downtown Toronto. The luxury hotel has become a staple ‘must stay’ over the last decade for celebrities and notable international travellers that include dignitaries and Royal families who have been visiting the booming City.

“Design and service is a central part of the philosophy of our hotel, setting the tone and further creating a sense of style and classic comfort is the objectives of these design changes. The Dinel Design firm with their sophisticated and impeccable exquisite taste was chosen as it will bring that individuality we look to further achieve for the Windsor Arms not seen anywhere else in Canada,” says George Friedmann, Founder and Owner of the Windsor Arms.

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Jacques Dinel, Founder of Dinel Design states: “The client is essential in inspiring the design process, focusing on the zeitgeist of the city throughout the property, working the traditional elements of the city or region in a contemporary way. The chosen approach for the Windsor Arms project was to capture the unique old-world guilded style of the building while providing the warmest features and comforts, home away from home. Although it sits at the centre of an ever-growing, contemporary metropolis, the eclectic, European design of the family-owned hotel is a fundamental component of the city’s architectural landscape.”

Residents and visitors will be able to begin exploring the incredible improvements to all common areas, the ballroom, conference rooms and the lobby in late August. Dinel Designs also finished work to the mid-twentieth century of the tea room, dining room, and bar.

Dinel Design is an exclusive, Toronto-based firm founded by Jacques Dinel. The unique style of work is a combination of elements from his time in London, Paris, Rome, and New York.

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Kimpton announces plans for Toronto neighbourhood

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced a four-star hotel in the high-end neighbourhood of Bloor-Yorkville in Toronto, slated to open in mid-2018.

Owned and developed by InnVest Hotels LP, one of the largest hotel owners in Canada, Kimpton’s new boutique hotel in Toronto will be a full conversion of the current Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville. The revitalised and reconcepted 13-storey property will comprise 189 well-appointed guest rooms, including 18 suites and one Presidential Suite, 2,000-square-feet of ground level meeting space and a Bloor Street-facing leased restaurant and bar. Additional amenities will include a fitness centre, complimentary PUBLIC bikes, yoga mats in every room, morning coffee and tea, and nightly social hour.

One of Toronto”s most dynamic neighborhoods, Bloor-Yorkville’s mastered the unique cross-section of exclusivity and historic charm. The heart of the country’s bohemian culture in the 1960s has evolved to become an artistic enclave with many art galleries alongside posh boutiques and critically acclaimed restaurants in historic Victorian houses.

Pangea Pod Hotel - Whistler, Canada

Sneak Peek: Canada’s first pod accommodation concept to open in 2018

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In April 2018, Whistler will welcome the opening of the Pangea Pod Hotel – a visionary property situated in the centre of the city’s pedestrian village. Designed for the discerning solo traveller seeking a boutique hotel feel, impressive design and a prime location at an affordable price-point, Pangea is set to fill Whistler’s void between hostels and hotels.

“Pangea is unlike anything else offered in Canada, and we are thrilled to launch this concept in Whistler. Our unique pod hotel experience will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function, and aesthetics,” says co-founder Russell Kling. “Currently we are working obsessively to perfect the industrial design of the pods and suites, as well as the interior design of the communal spaces. We are also relentlessly focused on the significant gut renovation to the interior and a complete update to the exterior to bring this prime property into the 21st century.”

Pangea will feature a series of custom suites housing a total of 88 private sleeping pods. Each boutique pod will be luxuriously lined in wood and comfortably outfitted with a memory foam double mattress and high-end linens. They’ll also be equipped with individually controlled LED lights, multiple charging points (including USB ports) and an integrated fan for ventilation and white noise. There’s a place for everything, with a lockable cabinet for valuables, hangers and hooks for clothes, and a storage area for luggage. Mirrors and artwork lend a personal touch, while curtains provide a fundamental level of privacy.

Pangea Pod Hotel - Whistler, CanadaPerhaps one of the most ground-breaking design aspects of Pangea is its modular bathroom concept. Unconventional thinking led to the conventional bathroom being separated into four individually accessed components: spa-like shower cubicles, washrooms, vanities, and changing rooms. More than 60 of these bathroom components are spread among Pangea’s suites.

Pangea Pod Hotel - Whistler, Canada“After travelling the world extensively with my husband, Russell, we knew we had to approach the ‘bathroom situation’ differently to excite the kinds of travellers we want to attract,” says Jelena Kling, Pangea’s co-founder. “By creating these four-piece bathrooms and locating them all within the suites themselves, we add a level of privacy and convenience not commonly found in hostels or other capsule hotels.”

Pangea Pod Hotel - Whistler, Canada
While the pod suites encourage a tranquil and restful ambiance, Pangea’s guests will relish the lively atmosphere and connection to Whistler in The Living Room, Pangea’s stylish communal space. As the property’s hub on the second floor, The Living Room’s large drop-down glass panels overlooking the Village Stroll will create the feel of an outdoor patio, with long shared tables in the café for socialising and cozy sitting areas in the bar and lounge for relaxing. The Patio, Pangea’s rooftop bar on the third floor, will offer a unique outdoor experience and sensational views down to the Village Square.

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Westin Nova Scotian

Westin franchise renewal, renovation for Nova Scotian, Halifax

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New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which made history in 1996 when it became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, has announced that it has renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax.

“The Westin brand is among the most recognisable and resonant brands with both business and leisure travelers,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle.

The Westin Nova Scotian was built in 1930 as one of the famed Canadian National Railway hotels that stretched across Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. Since re-opening as The Westin Nova Scotian, the south end of Halifax has become a lifestyle hub featuring Atlantic Canada’s the only national museum; the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Cunard Center and dozens of shops and restaurants as well as the new ViaRail Train station.

“Historic hotels convey a sense of place that no other hotel can claim, and that has a tremendous amount of appeal to guests in search of a locally authentic experience,” John Wilson, general manager. “At the same time, today’s travelers also appreciate the consistency of a known brand, particularly one with the overall wellness programming that’s Westin’s hallmark. Amenities like our indoor saltwater pool and full-service Sykea spa, as well as our green meetings designation and other environmental recognition bring that message home. It’s an ideal combination.”

The Westin Nova Scotian has earned 4-Diamond status from CAA/AAA for the past seven years and its Elements on Hollis restaurant has earned six consecutive Wine Spectator awards of excellence.

According to Guido Kerpel, regional vice president for New Castle, the franchise renewal will coincide with a multi-million-dollar renovation now in the planning stages.

Marriotts ground-breaking in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Ground broken on first Marriott properties in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts along with Southwest Properties of Halifax, Nova Scotia and JLK Global Fund International have broken ground on a 178-key Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The dual-branded hotel will be the first Marriotts in the city.

The project is estimated for completion in Q3 2018 and will include a 106-room Courtyard by Marriott and 84-suite Residence Inn in the Dartmouth Crossing lifestyle centre and in close proximity to the Burnside Business Park, the largest eastern seaboard business park north of Boston or east of Montreal.

“The dual-brand configuration has been tremendously successful for us in other urban areas like downtown Syracuse, NY where land acquisition is costly,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle. “I feel very confident that this project, with known and trusted development partners, and a proven product mix, will be completed in a timely fashion and ramp up quickly to serve the unmet needs of the Dartmouth business community.”

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“Dartmouth Crossing is rapidly expanding with iconic brands and is attracting business travellers working in the greater Halifax region,” noted Jim Spatz, chairman & CEO for Southwest Properties. “The hotel is well placed in an area that is becoming a primary shopping destination for Maritime Canada and an athletic hub for Halifax with the new four-pad ice arena and the existing Harbour East soccer and football fields. We believe in Dartmouth Crossing because of our great success with the hotel we built and opened with New Castle Hotels in 2009.”

New Castle and Southwest have partnered previously on the Residence Inn Moncton, New Brunswick, the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth in Nova Scotia and The Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

“Today’s travelers have varying and specific needs, and over 35 years, we’ve found that the combination of an upscale select service hotel, coupled with an extended stay product is an ideal way to satisfy most guests,” said Chase. “The nearest Marriott hotels are across the bridge in Halifax, so I’m sure that these two hotels will be very well received, particularly by the points-conscious business traveler.”

Four Seasons Montreal

Four Seasons Hotel and private residences announced for Montreal

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A new 163-room Four Seasons hotel and private residential complex is going to be built on Montreal’s de la Montagne St, Quebec property developer Carbonleo has announced.

The $250 million (£145 million) project, already under construction on the long-vacant site, will include 18 “exclusive private residences,” three restaurants and a 6,000-square-foot ballroom and be directly connected to the Ogilvy department store on Ste-Catherine St., itself getting a $60-million expansion and rebranding by owner Holt Renfrew & Co.

Part of the hotel project will be atop the 220,000-square-foot Holt/Ogilvy retail complex.

“Montrealers have been waiting to see how De la Montagne St. would evolve and we’re very proud to be part of this unique project while contributing to the revitalization of this downtown area,” said Andrew Lutfy, chairman of the board of Carbonleo. “This will become an exciting lifestyle and dining epicentre for both Montrealers and visitors.”

Scheduled completion date for the hotel is the end of 2018.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market Opens Its Doors

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market opens its doors

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Hyatt Hotels has officially opened the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, marking the brand’s official entry into Canada.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, the thirteenth hotel in the portfolio, joins other Andaz hotels in global gateway cities and top resort destinations. Three other Andaz hotels plan to join the portfolio by the end of 2016, including Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Andaz Delhi and Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya.

Set in the heart of ByWard Market, a historical marketplace and present-day urban centre of chic boutiques, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, the capital’s newest hotel boasts 200 contemporary guest rooms, six inspired studio meeting spaces, a ground floor restaurant and bar, as well as a stunning rooftop lounge, offering sweeping views of the Ottawa cityscape.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market Opens Its Doors

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market worked with award-winning interior design firm Mason Studio to bring the hotel’s local vision to life. Each floor of the 16-storey hotel reflects the history and character of a Canadian province or territory. Upon entering the space, guests are welcomed into an inviting lounge environment with custom-designed low sectional seating.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market Opens Its Doors

Overhead, Mason Studio enlisted the expertise of Toronto-based furniture makers Hollis + Morris to create a lighting installation made of mixed Canadian-wood species. Patterned rugs and copper metal accents provide pops of color and texture against the understated lobby, clad in natural, local materials such as oak paneling and grey stone floors. Artwork throughout the hotel gives a nod to its surrounding culture and has been curated by the Canadian Council Art Bank, home to the largest collection of contemporary Canadian art.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market offers spacious studio spaces and lounges that create a customisable backdrop for a variety of events and functions. Spanning 4,500 square feet of flexible function space, the natural light and creative dining and drink menus make the spaces ideal for meetings and intimate social functions. In keeping with the interior design of the hotel, the studio space furniture features modern detailing and a neutral palette.

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Alt Hotel Ottawa opens in a burst of colour and style

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Visitors to the Canadian capital now have even more choice of quality accommodation to choose from thanks to the opening of the 148-room Alt Hotel Ottawa. The newly-built property is conveniently located on Slater Street, just a few blocks away from the city’s iconic Parliament Buildings and is less than a mile from the bustling ByWard Market district.

The opening is the latest offering from the Montreal-based group Germain Hospitalité; a hotel operator that currently has a portfolio of 13 properties comprising the Alt and Le Germain brands. The company specialises in a ‘no frills chic’ concept which sees guests enjoy all the luxury of a high-end hotel experience without the price tag. The group is enjoying rapid expansion with plans to open up to seven more hotels by 2020.

Designed by LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design and Chmiel Architects, the 14-floor, $30 million (£16 million) Alt Hotel Ottawa offers intelligent design, comfort and attentive service.

 

As well as a fully equipped fitness centre it is home to 4,000 square feet of meetings space furnished with top of the range facilities including smart large format televisions and high-spec projection screens. Special touches in every room, such as ‘ultra-comfortable’ beds and spa-inspired bathrooms, all lend the hotel a decidedly upscale feel that defies its affordable year-round nightly flat rate.

Visitors to Alt Hotel Ottawa are greeted by an impressive eye-catching installation called ALT Expo. Dominating the lobby walls, the striking mural by artist Jean-François Frenette is composed of 9,000 colourful photographs featuring iconic Canadian landscapes. Within the mosaic there are special LCD panels that stream Instagram images that have been shared by hotel guests and members of the public using the hashtag #altexpo. Also in the lobby is the Altcetera Café, the perfect place for guests to enjoy an informal breakfast, lunch or dinner. The café offers a variety of simple, delicious food prepared by local caterer Epicuria as well as a range of hot beverages by Canadian tea specialists DAVIDsTEA.

The new opening further strengthens the capital’s diverse hotel offering. UK visitors to Ottawa can already choose from a wide range of accommodation from intimate boutique properties to state of the art business hotels. Whether seeking the ultimate in luxury or the perfect family hotel there is something to suit every traveller’s budget.

William Gray Montreal hotel

William Gray Montreal reveals collaborations ahead of summer opening

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We’re not far off the arrival of William Gray Montreal – a new boutique hotel slated to open summer 2016 poised to revolutionise Old Montreal with its exciting array of offerings for both locals and visitors.

The hotel offers 127 guest rooms and suites, over 10,000-sq-ft of event space, a 180-seat restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a luxury spa with an outdoor pool, a boutique, a café, and exquisite views of Montreal s iconic landmarks.

Rooms and suites feature local art, rich wood, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for natural light, offering true comfort and a fresh aesthetic to the local landscape. Light-coloured floors and walls, concrete ceilings, black metal light fixtures, white sheer curtains and espresso furniture provide a warm and cozy haven.

And the William Gray Montreal has just announced two local collaborations – with Café Olimpico and OTH (Off The Hook).

William Gray Montreal collaboration

Café Olimpico, one of Montreal’s best-kept secrets since its inception in 1970, is a European-inspired café has become an institution in the city. Its friendly and vibrant atmosphere encourages a communal spirit, which makes the new coffee counter a perfect addition to William Gray’s lobby, the hotel’s cultural and creative hub

And curating an offering of limited-edition men’s and women’s collections, accessories and footwear, OTH’s urban appeal and sleek aesthetic appeals to a variety of powerhouse brands, such as adidas, Vans, and RAINS. Located on the first floor of the hotel, next to Café Olimpico, this retail space allows guests to discover and explore OTH’s creativity, energy and inspired approach to apparel.

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Holiday Inn Ottawa East

IHG expands in Ottawa with Holiday Inn opening

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Visitors to the Canadian capital now have even more choice of quality accommodation to choose from thanks to the opening of the newly-renovated 261-room Holiday Inn Ottawa East, the latest offering from the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Formerly the Chimo Hotel, the Holiday Inn Ottawa East opens after an extensive CAN$9 million (£4.6 million) renovation. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre and more than 8,500 sq. ft. of meetings space with capacity for up to 180 people.

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Holiday Inn Ottawa East joins six other Intercontinental Hotel Group properties in the city. They include the centrally located Hotel Indigo Ottawa, the 232-room Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa Airport; which is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the airport terminal.

The new opening further strengthens the capital’s diverse hotel offering. UK visitors to Ottawa can already choose from a wide range of accommodation from intimate boutique properties to state of the art business hotels.