Hyatt Centric debuts in Canada

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Canada, Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal, in collaboration with global real estate developer Jesta Group.

Located in Old Montréal, the property has 177 guestrooms, including five suites, a signature restaurant fusing Québec and British cuisines, a rooftop pool (slated for this summer), as well as four meeting and event facilities covering nearly 5,000 sq. ft.

“Montréal and particularly the neighborhood of Old Montréal offers an experience unlike most destinations in North America, as it boasts European flair and offers countless local and international events annually, making it an ideal location for this milestone opening,” said Don Lougheed, regional VP, franchise operations and sales, Hyatt. “As part of the evolution of a dynamic neighborhood rich with history, Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal is housed within the Place Gare Viger development, infusing new life into a deep-rooted and profound part of the city.”

Place Gare Viger is a new urban campus in Old Montréal, taking shape around the iconic Place Viger, historically known for being one of the first railway stations ever built in Canada and served as the network’s terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Drawing inspiration from the French château-design of the Hotel Viger station, Place Gare Viger provides office spaces, retail, a residential complex, and now, Hyatt Centric Ville-Mare Montréal.

Vibrant and modern designs by local Montréal designers and architects are represented throughout the hotel, including lobby and meeting space design by Ivy Studio; and principal design and architecture by Provencher Roy. Every aspect of the design at Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal has been curated to showcase its local inspirations, iconography and culture. The building façade—comprising Normand brick, white polished concrete and zinc metal—is influenced by the neighboring chateau, historic church roofs in the area and the iconographic clock tower on the waterfront. Additionally, the lobby of Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal is inspired by the Jacques Cartier Bridge, with metal arches and wood paneling. The lobby also includes Terrazzo floor tiles and railway-inspired artwork to achieve a vintage and modern feel.

Each guestroom offers a creative and compact design with multifunctional elements, including a 55-in. flat-screen HDTV, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, blackout curtains, a mini fridge and keyless entry operated through the World of Hyatt app. Each of the five 600-sq.-ft. suites feature a king bed, separate living area and workspace, a 60-in. flat-screen HDTV and picture windows with views of Square Dalhousie.

For business travelers, the hotel offers multiple meeting and event spaces equipped for any workshop, small conference, seminar or event. Featuring audiovisual hybrid technology supplied by Encore Global, the four meeting venues are located on the hotel’s main level and feature floor-to-ceiling fenestration allowing views of the city or the interior courtyard.

Guests can experience locally inspired and creatively presented dining at Cartier Arms, the hotel’s lively on-site restaurant by Burgundy Lion Group. Cartier Arms serves Quebéc-British fusion with handcrafted cocktails, embodying the turn-of-the-century golden age of the railroad. Cartier Arms includes a 130-seat restaurant, 30-person terrace and 20-person private dining room.

“Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal marks a special debut for the Hyatt Centric brand in Canada, and we’ve set the bar very high to deliver an unparalleled and authentic experience for guests in the heart of Old Montréal,” said Anthony O’Brien, senior managing director, Jesta Group. “This property has been developed to celebrate the deep history and vibrancy of the neighborhood and all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming visitors and Montréalers alike for an incomparable experience.”