Lonely Planet Writer

The décor of this Canadian hotel is inspired by Montreal’s cultural icons

Many people get inspired by hotel décor on holidays, so the transformation of three suites at a Canadian hotel is bound to appeal to design aficionados. The new suites at W Montréal have been inspired by the city’s cultural icons, and all were revamped to embody the brand’s colourful philosophy.

The W Montréal’s Suite 1001 boasts museum-style décor inspired by Montreal’s cultural icons. Image: Stéphane Brügger

The hotel is located in the historic Banque du Canada building in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier International. The hotel’s suites come in Fantastic, Wow and Extreme Wow categories. The new Extreme Wow Suites 1001, 1012 and 1013 have museum-style décor, and they feature revisited artefacts that have been adapted to the hotel. The transformation of the suites was led by Sid Lee Architecture, in collaboration with hotel owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge.

Suite 1001 at the W Montréal has a panoramic view over the city. Image: Stéphane Brügger

Suite 1001’s dining area and bar borrow the deconstructed shapes of the Habitat 67 apartment complex, and the central rug and bookcase evoke the Villa-Maria metro station. The suite has a large circular screen and a projector and the rug in the cinema corner glimmers with summer fireworks.

The W Hotel’s Suite 1001’s dining area and Habitat bar borrow the deconstructed shapes of the Habitat 67 apartment complex. Image: Stéphane Brügger

The chandelier over the bed has a dense geometric structure reminiscent of the Biosphere, and the artworks reflect the city’s eclectic, avant-garde art movements. All of this is centred on a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Suites 1012 and 1013 have colourful stained-glass art that will cast spectacular reflected patterns, creating a unique look.

W Montréal recently completed the transformation of three Extreme Wow Suites. Image: Stéphane Brügger

For further information, visit the hotel’s website here.