Come spring 2019, Québec's Metropolis will be getting a new luxury addition. Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will debut in the city’s Golden Mile Square, connected to Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. (The store is currently undergoing an expansion which is expected to be completed in 2020.) Half of the hotel’s 168 guestrooms, including 19 suites, will have Mount Royal views in a building designed by Montreal-based Lemay and Sid Lee Architecture. Interiors were overseen by Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier, while Atelier Zébulon designed the restaurant and lounge.
Speaking of the destination restaurant, here’s some buzz: New York celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will be opening his first Canadian restaurant at the hotel. Occupying a number of chic, free-flowing spaces on the third-floor lobby level, Marcus will update the traditional brasserie concept with a focus on sustainable seafood and local vegetables and grains.
Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will also have a sky-lit indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness room and a luxury spa with eight treatment rooms. Event space will include a fifth-floor ballroom with outdoor terrace. There will also be 18 Four Seasons-branded Private Residences.
Gonçalo Monteiro was recently appointed general manager of the hotel. He is a long-time Four Seasons veteran, having first joined the luxury brand two decades ago in his native Lisbon. In his previous stint, Monteiro served as the general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip. Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will bring the brand’s Canadian hotel count to four properties, joining sister hotels in Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler.