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01 Jun 2012

Ritz-Carlton reopens Montreal hotel following CA$200m makeover
BY Pete Hayman



Image: The historic hotel building in Montreal

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (RCHC) has relaunched its "second Canadian jewel" in Montreal, following a major CA$200m (US$193m, EUR156m, £126m) refurbishment.

First opened as a hotel in 1912, the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal building has been preserved and restored as part of the Provencher Roy + Associés-designed project.

Public spaces throughout the hotel have been revamped and upgraded, while a spokesperson said that a spa is due to open later this year. However, further details are not yet known.

Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay said: "The Ritz-Carlton is reclaiming its rightful place here in Montreal and among the guests who stay there."

Ritz-Carlton, Montreal president and general manager Andrew Torriani added: "The hotel today is a showcase of modern luxury, but it has not lost the discreet charm of the past or the patina of history."

Details: www.marriott.com


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