Starwood’s in-house design team remodels W Montreal

W Hotels, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, completed a total renovation of all guestrooms and suites at W Montreal in Quebec. The 152-room hotel, which opened in 2004, sits between the city’s financial district and historic Old Montreal.

Led by Starwood’s in-house design team, the renovation project was predominated by a locally inspired reinterpretation of French neoclassical elements — such as chevron patterns in walnut and brass tables — and Montreal’s underground culture.

There are gold accents throughout the hotel’s corridors, which pay homage to its former life as a bank.

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Guestrooms have white murals referencing Old Port architecture. The rooms also have open-concept bathrooms, and custom wallcoverings with a faux marble print that serve as background for graphic representations of oversized architectural moldings.

Each room also has a cocktail corner and Mix Bar that is backed by mirrors and highlighted by a yellow accent. Each room similarly has low lounge seating; cocktail tables; and a bed framed in LED lighting with a black fur throw.

There are also television units rendered in mirror and shaped like a fireplace mantel, as well as Artemide Tolomeo lamps framed in ceiling medallions and mounted vertically on mirrored surfaces to create nightstands and desk lamps. Custom wallcoverings with a faux marble print background and graphic representations of oversized architectural moldings come together to blend gothic, rococo and neo-classical influences.

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