This year, the hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary, having opened on New Year’s Eve in 1912. If you, too, want to celebrate your 100th anniversary at the hotel, you can first make a pit-stop at the new Tiffany & Co that has set up shop in the hotel to pick up an appropriate bauble to show your loved one how much you care.
Too bad Tiffany’s wasn’t there when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor decided to tie the knot in the hotel’s Royal Suite in 1964. That would have been convenient, considering that the couple announced their upcoming nuptials to hotel staff with just two hours notice.
Other notable people who have stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Montréal include Catherine Deneuve, Paul Newman, The Rolling Stones, Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth and Charles de Gaulle.
But there’s more. As part of the reno, the Ritz-Carlton Montréal – which prior to the redevelopment had 229 rooms and suites – now has 130 rooms and suites, 35 condo-residences and 15 condo-suites. So good news! With just a call to Sotheby’s Auction House, you can purchase one of these luxurious residences in which to live.
In actual fact, at $1.2 million for 1200 square feet, it seems kind of reasonable, doesn’t it? For all that glam and glitz? And the restaurant downstairs is run by, none other than, Daniel Boulud of Michelin three-star fame for his flagship DANIEL restaurant in NYC. We wonder if being able to raid the kitchen at night is one of the perks of living there.
But for those of us who can’t quite come up with that kind of cash, rooms for the opening weekend range from $425 CAD for a Deluxe King to $900 CAD for a One Bedroom Suite.
[Hotel Renderings: Ritz-Carlton Montréal]