W HOTEL... MONTREAL
by Bonnie Carroll
Home in the city's historic Banque du Canada building transformed into a rich, modern tapestry, W Montreal is close to picturesque Old Montreal, the Montreal Museum of fine Arts and the city's world-class downtown. The modern looking blue façade of the building suggest the serene setting within.
Rooms and suites in the W Montreal are ultra modern and startlingly sophisticated in design, with every possible amenity available. Suites on the upper floors have sun decks and exquisite views of the city, as well as very sexy sleeping and bath areas. The brand message from W is ‘anything you want, anytime you want it’ and the staff here are no exception when it comes to courteous service.
Otto’s Restaurant, located off the main lobby, is the perfect destination for a business lunch, or an evening rendezvous, and the bar, not unlike all W properties, is red, and a splendid wake-up call to the senses. I am very pleased with this property because it shimmers with its unique French Canadian style, and the energy on the property is similar to the New York W.
On your next business trip, or secret get-a-way trip to La Ville de Montreal, keep this centrally located jewel on the top of your reservation list. Bon Voyage!
901 Square Victoria
Montreal, QuebecH2Z 1R1
Phone: (514) 395-3100
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AWARD-WINNING EXECUTIVE CHEF
Mary Nearn has over 25 years experience in the culinary arts, of which she has honed her skills in the kitchens of luxury resorts and fine dining establishments. Most recently, she was executive chef at Miraval in Tucson, AZ. Prior to that, she was executive chef at the acclaimed Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, VT and held tenures at The Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, AZ and the Grand Hyatt Wailea in Hawaii.
Chef Nearn has appeared on national television shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Bobby Flay’s Food Nation, the Travel Channel’s Great Hotels, as well as frequent guest appearances on local news and entertainment shows in Phoenix and New York. She has been invited twice to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Mary will lend her expertise to the AAA Four Diamond fine dining Fuego Restaurant, the casual and cozy Staab House Lounge, and the brand new culinary venue, Viga restaurant.