Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel Reopens
Gary Mulrooney and Kim Montague were among the first paying guests at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal on Monday as the landmark hotel reopened following a four-year, $200-million overhaul.
“I love it. It has class,” Mulrooney said of the hotel and his pristine room.
The couple had been escorted to their floor and given a quick tour of the room’s features, including a bathroom with a flat-screen television and a $1,000 toilet that raises and lowers its own seat. Within minutes, they decided that their next trip to Montreal would see them upgrade from the $425 per night standard room to a $900 one-bedroom suite. The couple – citizens of the booming frontier town of Labrador City and in Montreal for their monthly shopping trip – is just what Ritz management wanted to add to its mix of regulars – younger, brand-conscious consumers with deep pockets.
“I think we are returning to the history of the Ritz-Carlton, which was to be open to people through all age groups,” said Andrew Torriani, the hotel’s president and general manager.
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