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A Look Inside the Newly-Renovated Ritz-Carlton Montreal

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  Site Where: 1228 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G1H6
October 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal recently underwent a $200 million facelift , reopening at the end of May with refurbished rooms and adding new 3-Michelin-star Chef Daniel Boulud’s Maison Boulud restaurant to the mix. These "modest moves" earned them a Five Diamond rating this month. The recognition makes them one of four to earn the honors in Canada and the first and only in the province of Quebec.

Between the stars and the diamonds, that's a lot of accolades, so this hotel should need to be quite impressive as we're not ones to fall over awards that seem to be given out as frequently as free samples for sugarless gum.

But it turns out the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal ain't half bad and we'll tell you why.

Thanks to the upgrade, the hotel now has 98 rooms, 31 suites, and 45 residences (formerly it had 229 rooms and suites combined). The Royal Suite is the largest hotel suite in Montreal at 4,700 square feet, which should keep the celebrity crowd, which has included the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (who celebrated their wedding here), Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and George Bush Sr. Notice that there's a kind of maturity in the names listed. Somehow we don't think Chris Brown, Minaj, or Maroon 5 are making this hotel their home when in town, but if they are, we'd like to know about it. This place seems to cater to the Classic Old School crowd. And that's OK. There's a place for that.

Maison Boulud is Chef Daniel's in-house restaurant and we sampled a number of dishes from the tasting menu ($80). A few dishes that stood out where the burata cheese salad with truffle vinaigrette, pesto and pine nut ravioli, and an upscale version of beef Wellington.

Although each room is equipped with the latest technology, we must note that some of it seemed to still have a few bugs to work out, specifically the fireplaces and remote-controlled blinds in two rooms we walked through. We're sure they’ll have it all worked out soon enough, but future guests should check it out first thing to avoid the “I already unpacked and don’t feel like moving” disappointment.

Have you stayed here since its renovation? Let us know your thoughts.

Rates start at $425 per night for a Deluxe King.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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Mmm...

That pink chair is not really what I'd expect in a Ritz-Carlton. Is it just the way it looks on the photo or is it really small? And does anyone else look at that wallpaper and think: bugs?

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Re: Bugs

Yeah the pink chair was definitely a shock, but it doesn't bother me. Can't say I agree about the wallpaper... bugs don't come to mind. They really do for you?

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