16 May Montreal’s Hotel William Gray Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List Award
Opened in Old Montreal in Fall 2016, the hotel is recognized for representing the Montreal of today – a vibrant city and cultural epicenter that attracts acclaimed talent, forward thinkers and a collaborative spirit.
Located on St-Vincent, just steps away from Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, Hotel William Gray offers 127 guest rooms and suites, over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 180-seat restaurant, a rooftop terrace with exquisite views of Montreal’s iconic landmarks, and a luxury spa with an outdoor pool.
Béïque Legault Thuot Architectes (BLTA) masterfully reimagined the hotel’s historic façade, as they seamlessly merged two 18th century buildings—Maison Edward-William-Gray and Maison Cherrier—with an entirely new eight-floor glass tower. For the interiors of the hotel, CAMDI Design envisioned a space with elements that would encourage community. Striking the perfect balance between modern design and warm ambience, the hotel’s curated furniture and textiles, grand communal table and welcoming bar brings a level of familiarity that evokes a home away.
As part of their mission to promote local culture, Hotel William Gray is home to OTH (Off The Hook) Boutique, an independent downtown Montreal retailer founded in 1999 carrying local and international brands; as well as Café Olimpico, a European-inspired Montreal institution located in the hotel’s lobby, offering the city’s best coffee, espresso drinks and pastries.
Condé Nast Traveler’s Editors highlighted William Gray’s collaboration with Café Olimpico, declaring, “It’s almost given that a hotel will make some claim of localism. These properties, however, are implementing more considered collaborations that actually resonate with the guests.”
“We are honored to be selected by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels in the world,” said Maria Antonopoulos, Director of Marketing Communications at Groupe Antonopoulos. “This award reaffirms our team’s goal to create a hotel that is a harmonious insertion to the urban landscape and local culture – a hotel that is warm, welcoming, high-end, and unique to Montreal.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017 recognizes the best properties around the world that have opened their doors in the last year. “Our annual Hot List, a rigorous selection of our favorite new hotel openings of the past year, is a predictor of what properties will stand the test of time, make history, and let you reimagine how you want to live and travel,” says Pilar Guzmán, editor of Condé Nast Traveler.
About Le Groupe Antonopoulos
Over the past 30 years, brothers Tony and Costa Antonopoulos have built a portfolio of elegant restaurants and boutique hotels in historic Old Montreal, receiving worldwide recognition for its exceptional contribution to regional tourism. Renowned for their hospitality, design, and service, the group has received designations among Condé Nast’s “Top 20 Hotels in Canada,” Condé Nast’s “Gold List,” Travel + Leisure’s “500 World’s Best Hotels,” “Prix Art- Affaires de Montréal in 2012 in the PME category,” and Fodor’s “100 Hotel Award Winners!” For more information on Le Groupe Antonopoulos and its holdings, please visit www.hotelwilliamgray.com.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. www.cntraveler.com