H3G1H6 Travel Guide
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.
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is undergoing a bigtime makeover (to the tune of $100 million) and the historic hotel is auctioning off contents of the old rooms.
Now before anyone gets too excited with visions of beautiful antique pieces dancing in their heads, allow us to clarify: that stuff isn't going anywhere.
While a good portion of the old decor will be put on the auction block, the Canadian Press reports "the real antiques and art objects will be integrated into the new decor."
Translation? Old crap with sentimental value.