Welcome to the Four Seasons, Montreal’s newest luxury hotel. Located slap bang in the Golden Square Mile, the building is a sleek black-glass tower. Inside, it’s just as swish with velvet-clad panelled walls and an expanse of marble across the third-floor lobby.
The Paris-based firm Gilles & Boissier designed the interiors. The inner atrium in the heart of the hotel features an art installation by Pascale Girardin. The sculpture – which is suspended in the air – was inspired by petals and leaves caught in the breeze.
Upstairs 169 guestrooms, including 19 suites, are adorned in neutral tones with more marble in the bathrooms, walnut trim and brass accents. Higher grade rooms are on the upper floors each with a blush pink chaise longue in front of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson created the hotel’s restaurant, terrace, bar and lounge. Dishes include crab spaghetti, lamb chops and salmon belly. The airy brasserie-like space is presided over by black and white photographs of Leonard Cohen and other famous Canadians, in what has become Montreal’s hippest dining destination.
Last but not least, a tranquil spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool complete the Four Seasons Montreal’s facilities. Butler-level attentiveness from the staff, including a 24-hour concierge, ensure a restful stay in Canada’s second city.