February 21, 2011 – Say the name Lhotel and words like elegance, luxury and refinement immediately spring to mind. Located at the heart of Old Montréal, in a district once known as Canada’s “Wall Street”, this 1870 architectural jewel has retained the charm of the former head office of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank, a greystone building of beautiful design.
The rooms feature high ceilings and soaring windows and are furnished with Louis-Philippe furniture, boasting a distinctive personality that reflects the 19th-century spirit. And though this prestigious Saint-Jacques Street building has been the object of numerous renovations over the past several years, the latest have been true to the era’s style, from the winding staircase that once led to the vaults—but which now give visitors access to the hotel’s library—to the restored ceiling in the hallway entrance.
Lhotel’s 46 rooms and 13 suites combine comfort and style, each possessing a distinctive style borne of its savvy mix of colours and fabrics. In the common areas, guests can admire the works of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Chagall, which add a contemporary touch to the building’s old-world elegance. Guests whose motto is “modern” will also love the latest technology and wireless Internet access offered in both its conference rooms and business centre.