Modern hotel design by Lemay to update former gentleman's club in Montreal
Lemay has designed a new luxury hotel on the site of the George Stephen House in Montreal and Tidan Group, owner of this impressive heritage building, has started the construction of the 80-room hotel at the heart of downtown. George Stephen House was used as a gentleman’s club (Mount Stephen Club) between 1926 and 2011 and it is hoped that the introduction of a contemporary hotel will bring new life to the historic building.
In addition to luxurious accommodation, this 12-storey building will offer high-quality services with banquet rooms for 500 guests, flexible meeting rooms, a spa, a fitness centre and an underground parking lot of 96 places. Meanwhile, the interior space of the Mount Stephen Club, closed since December 2011, will be expanded from 2,400 sq m to 6,500 sq m.
Michel Lauzon at Lemay is heading the project, valued at more than $25m. He explains: "We strongly believe that business people and tourists will adopt this new address destined to become a key location in Montreal."
Established in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, this new hotel complex represents a unique opportunity to highlight the Mount Stephen Club without compromising the integrity and heritage of this 19th-century bourgeois architectural jewel.
To incorporate the new features of the site, the proposed architectural scheme plans to locate the hotel at the rear side of the site, liberating the perimeter of the existing building. This distribution can integrate the prestigious Mount Stephen Club in a coherent and functional ensemble in regards with the daily activities of the hotel.