Every season is for the Four Seasons!
Montréal is welcoming a new gilded landmark: the brand new Four Seasons Hôtel Montréal, adding fresh, groundbreaking design and panache to the already glittering Golden Square Mile.
Looks like luxury
Conceived by Montréal’s own Sid Lee Architecture and Lemay, the grandiose structure is perched like a beautiful black sculpture on the corner of De la Montagne Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard. The luxury hotel lives and breathes Montréal in every way; interiors such as the restaurant, MARCUS, were designed by Zébulon Perron, whose work you’ll recognize from many of the most beautiful bars and restaurants peopling Montréal’s rich dining scene.
A simple stroll through the Four Seasons Hôtel Montreal will tell you the designers set their thinking cap to “outside the box” in every way, starting with the fact that the lobby is on the third floor rather than at ground level. Conceived by Paris-based Gilles & Boissier in collaboration with Montréal-based architect and designer Philip Hazan, the lobby is dubbed the Social Square – its open-concept series of spaces was built to encourage the intermingling of locals and visitors.
A matter of taste
The Social Square is also where you’ll find the new MARCUS Restaurant + Terrace and MARCUS Lounge + Bar, where celebrated international chef Marcus Samuelsson has launched his first restaurant on Canadian soil. Check it out if only for the raw bar! The atmosphere is that of a welcoming brasserie filled with bright, airy spaces in white, wood and ecru – a true oasis nestled in the centre of town.
Within arm’s reach
The hotel’s location puts visitors in the thick of the excitement – within a few blocks from the epicentre of festivals, inches from major museums, at the foot of the famous Mount Royal and in the midst of shopping central. Lovers of luxury goods will particularly appreciate the direct indoor access to the newly opened Holt Renfrew Ogilvy.
Rooms with a view
As for the stays, expect your room to blend intelligent design with sensual, sumptuous materials – and floor-to-ceiling windows. Spend the morning lounging in your chaise longue or soaking in one of the remarkable free-standing bathtubs. Welcome to the lap of luxury.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an arts and lifestyle writer based out of Parc Ex. When she isn't dragging her one-eyed pug around the neighbourhood, she's busy scoping out art shows, shopping for vintage finds, hiking urban trails or designing jewelry for her brand Gré.