Opened in 2002, Sofitel Montreal’s floor-to-ceiling windows, wood panels, and fresh flowers give warmth to a space that was built as an office building. The lobby chandelier and fireplace are retained from railway baron William Van Horne’s mansion, which stood on this lot when the district was the wealthiest in Canada. The 258 guest rooms and suites have original art and roomy marble bathrooms, and staff provide a nightly turndown service. A heated terrace at the modern French gourmet restaurant Renoir has lounge seating, sun umbrellas, and potted plants.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.