Instagrammers will have a field day in Montreal’s newly opened Four Seasons which has enough moody lighting and velvet sofas for even the pickiest of guests.
The hotel’s interiors by designers Gilles & Boissier and Philip Hazan are a stark contrast to the exterior of the black glass building designed by architecture firms Lemay and Sid Lee Architecture in the city’s Golden Square Mile.
Communal areas range from a dark grey lounge, punctuated with brass wall-lights and covered in forest-patterned wallpaper, to a lobby that’s bathed in a wash of pastels and pale parquet flooring.
At the heart of the building, local sculptor Pascale Girardin has designed a hanging piece made up of dozens of aluminium flowers that appear to be floating to the ground. Meanwhile, chef Marcus Samuelsson opened his eagerly awaited eponymous restaurant earlier this summer, designed by local talent Atelier Zébulon Perron. The elegant brasserie is layered with wood, marble and brass finishes that evoke an Art Deco vibe, matched by rattan-backed chairs, brown leather banquettes and circular booths.
Things are a little more restrained in the Four Seasons 169 rooms, which start from $505 CAD per night. Expect minimalist four-poster beds and chunky backlit mirrors that reflect the views across the city.