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Af­ter a top-to-bot­tom trans­for­ma­tion, Le Méri­dien Ver­sailles has rein­vented it­self from the pent­house to the lobby, to the cof­fee, cock­tails, desserts, and places of con­ver­sa­tion. This is a vi­brant and reimag­ined des­ti­na­tion for those com­ing from afar or just around the cor­ner.

Ide­ally lo­cated min­utes from the Golden Square Mile and just steps away from the best shop­ping, venues and at­trac­tions in Montreal, Le Méri­dien Ver­sailles re­flects the brand’s com­mit­ment to in­cor­po­rate the lo­cal­ity into its mid-cen­tury de­sign. As you en­ter the prop­erty, you will be­gin to see the makeover un­fold. Ex­pe­ri­ence the spirit of the ho­tel and Montreal – whether check­ing in, gath­er­ing in Le Méri­dien Hub, or just ad­mir­ing the ceil­ing in the el­e­va­tor.

A tra­di­tional ho­tel lobby space is usu­ally passé; how­ever the con­cept of the Le Méri­dien Hub brings a sense of place, pur­pose and be­long­ing to the com­mon ar­eas. Lo­cals, tourists, busi­ness trav­el­ers alike of­ten flow onto the street­side café seat­ing bring­ing that Parisian fla­vor both in and out­side.

The mid-rise ho­tel fits in well along Rue Sher­brooke, a down­town Montreal street lined with brown­stones. The Le Méri­dien Ver­sailles is in the midst of the city’s best din­ing and shop­ping in a dis­tinctly Parisian at­mos­phere. Mine was a cor­ner room with win­dows that wrap around for great views over Montreal. I would highly rec­om­mend ask­ing for this room type just for the grand cityscapes.

The con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings with a large work desk and com­fort­able chair make for a much-needed re­mote of­fice. Note the cus­tom made wall­pa­per; it re­ally drew me into the room. WiFi con­nec­tions were brisk and an in­cluded amenity through­out the prop­erty for SPG mem­bers who book on the web­site.

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