by HOLLY CRAWFORD
There is no doubt we are closer than ever to getting back to typical travel habits, but with restrictions still in place this summer, most will be looking closer to home to get their holiday fix.
Providing a welcome change of scenery is the all-new Humaniti Hotel Montreal, Autograph Collection, opening June 1. Guests who check-in this summer will be among the first to experience the hotel’s 193 spacious, light-filled guest rooms and remarkable public spaces. This is one of the first luxury hotels to open in Canada since the start of the pandemic, and it will stand as an important symbol of confident optimism for the future of Canadian tourism.
The hotel boasts three distinct dining concepts by Executive Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, an outdoor terrasse located next to a scenic rooftop pool, the city’s first urban-concept grocery store from Quebec’s Avril Supermarché Santé, a French bakery, the rejuvenating Spa Humaniti, state-of-the-art health facilities, light-filled meeting & event spaces, and more.
Designed by Montreal’s Andres Escobar and the team at Lemay + Escobar, this forward-thinking complex has already been internationally recognized as a finalist for Best Futura Project, dedicated to projects that provide a glimpse into the future through distinct architectural and environmental qualities. Developments by Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Philippe Stark and by Zaha Hadid Architects were also among the shortlist of finalists, raising Humaniti Montreal to the rank of high-calibre world-class projects.
A monumental outdoor sculpture will be unveiled by acclaimed French-Canadian artist Marc Séguin. It will be prominently installed in the hotel’s public courtyard.