Ritz Carlton Montreal
Address: 1288 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC
What to Expect
To truly end the year on a high note, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal opened its doors on December 31, 1912. Since then, the luxury hotel has been the address of choice for discerning travellers and public figures, hosting everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Elizabeth II to Winston Churchill and the Rolling Stones. A recent $200-million restoration brought cutting-edge technology to the Grande Dame, yet guests will still find historic charm throughout the five-star hotel, from the luxurious accommodations to the lobby, where the curved front desk has stood since the opening.
In its rich past, this hotel offered more than simply a sumptuous bed; it was a gathering place for the famous Club 55, a group of gourmets who planned epic feasts at the iconic hotel. Today, well-versed palates come to this AAA Five Diamond hotel, the only one in Quebec, for Maison Boulud, an upscale restaurant offering a twist on traditional French cuisine. Offering another twist on a familiar setting, the indoor saltwater pool overlooks the city from the rooftop, where visitors can get acquainted with the surrounding neighbourhood, which includes the Golden Square Mile, high-end boutiques, galleries and museums.
In its storied past, the hotel was a gathering place for the famous Club 55, a group of gourmets who planned epic feasts at the hotel. Today, the hotel still attracts fine dining enthusiasts with its downtown restaurant, Maison Boulud. From the brilliant culinary mind of Chef Daniel Boulud, the upscale restaurant tempts diners with dishes steeped in French culinary tradition and a unique setting that includes an open kitchen, private dining rooms and seating available in the year-round greenhouse and on the Sherbrooke Street terrace.
Afternoon Tea at the hotel has once again become a fashionable pastime for a new generation of social tea lovers. Join them for Afternoon Tea from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.