The Ritz-Carlton Montréal
is a 229 room luxury hotel situated at 1228 Sherbrooke Street
West in Montréal, Quebec
. This Montreal property is not part of the widely-known Ritz-Carlton hotel chain
. It has forty-eight suites including a "Royal Suite"
and a "Presidential Suite"
. The hotel was designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal has undergone numerous transitions throughout the years. Within its walls, years of memorable, cherished and unforgettable stories have been captured. As one of the few Canadian hotels of its era still in existence, “La Grande Dame” has become a legend in her own time.
The Ritz materialised out of the dream of five Montreal investors who believed their city needed a hotel, which catered to the carriage trade. They purchased a plot of land on fashionable Sherbrooke Street, the first stone was laid in 1909 and full construction began early in 1911. They had planned to name the hotel after London's celebrated Carlton when one of the five investors, Charles Hosmer
, remarked that his best friend Cesar Ritz
had opened a hotel in Paris in 1898 which had quickly become recognised as one of the finest. The Ritz name alone, Hosmer persuaded his colleagues, would guarantee good fortune. He successfully applied for the rights to use the name but had to accede to several conditions. Any hotel bearing his name, Ritz stipulated, had to... Read More