Hospitality Business Magazine

New boutique hotel set to open in Old Montreal

William Gray - SketchThe arrival of William Gray, a new hotel slated to open summer 2016, is poised to revolutionise Old Montreal with its exciting array of offerings for both local Montrealers and international travelers. Located on St-Vincent, just steps away from Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, the hotel offers 127 guest rooms and suites, over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 180 seat restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a luxury spa with an outdoor pool, a boutique, a café, and exquisite views of Montreal’s iconic landmarks.

The Montreal of today – a vibrant city and cultural epicentre that attracts acclaimed talent, forward thinkers – and a collaborative spirit, is the core inspiration behind this new destination. 

Contemporary yet classic, William Gray introduces a dynamic and singular experience to Old Montreal’s hospitality landscape. This new structure includes eight floors and incorporates two historic buildings. Seamlessly introducing a new glass tower that sits atop the restored historic Maison Edward-William-Gray and Maison Cherrier, the hotel’s unique sensibility is evident at every touchpoint. Striking the perfect balance between modern design and warm ambience, the hotel’s curated furniture—mixed leather and textiles—grand communal table, and welcoming bar brings a level of familiarity that evokes a home away from home with its lobby and atrium serving as a cultural hub for travelers and local guests alike. 

Rooms and suites feature local art, rich wood, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for natural light, offering true comfort and a fresh aesthetic to the local landscape. Light-colored floors and walls, concrete ceilings, black metal light fixtures, white sheer curtains and espresso furniture provide a warm and cozy haven. 

With an impressive array of offerings and amenities, and a number of forthcoming local collaborations, William Gray strives to not only comfortably host its guests during their stay, but also to captivate and inspire them every step of the way.

Sketch Credit: Jérôme Mireault, Colagene Clinique Créative.