Courtyard Marriott Laval (Quebec) opens

MONTONI, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Montez, the partners in the Espace Montmorency development, opened the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Laval, Quebec's new downtown. Located at 500 rue Lucien-Paiement, the establishment has 188 guestrooms on 10 floors, a signature restaurant and an open-air bar.

This $45-million hotel project is backed by a group of investors consisting of MONTONI, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Cogir and Urgo Hotels & Resorts Canada, which will also manage the hotel. The latter is the Canadian subsidiary of HHM Hotels, internationally renowned for its expertise and high-quality administration.

Espace Montmorency is notable for its green design, which adheres to the most stringent sustainability standards, an increasingly important selection criterion for small businesses and large corporations, both Québec-based and internationally, that are adopting carbon neutrality targets.

Business clientele demand is continuing to increase in Montréal Metropolitan Region and in Laval specifically. The Courtyard by Marriott Montréal Laval, connected directly to Montmorency métro station by an underground tunnel, meets that growing demand and will become a destination of choice for corporate clients looking to organize conventions and events in Laval and seeking business travel accommodations.

Hotel guests have access to all services offered in the Espace Montmorency complex, as well as a business center for meetings, individual work spaces, reception halls, a restaurant, open-air bar and exclusive terraces, access to the complex's 60,000-square-foot green inner courtyard, as well as to its indoor parking garage. The location is ideal for business customers, with a tunnel connecting it to Montréal via the metro and both the Palace Convention Centre and Place Bell arena just steps away.

Espace Montmorency was planned according to rigorous environmental values designed to make it a benchmark mixed-use property for the future. Commitment to the principles of sustainable development was a key driver of the project's development. Today, these measures are paying off in the form of energy savings of more than 50 percent, with the complex's energy loop resulting in a 92 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

Espace Montmorency has obtained LEED for Neighbourhood Development Gold certification. The partners also targeted LEED Gold certification for the buildings' cores and shells, reflecting water savings of 45 percent, use of 15 percent recycled materials and use of 35 percent regional content.

"We are extremely proud to announce the official opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott Montréal Laval at Espace Montmorency," Montoni Group President Dario Montoni said in a statement. "The final component of this complex is now a reality. As a developer, being part of large-scale projects such as this one, which energizes the economic and social vitality of Laval's downtown, is our motivation every single day."