Hotel William Gray has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best properties to open in 2016.
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.
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, 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 from home.
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.”
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,” said Pilar Guzmán, editor of Condé Nast Traveler.