Back in July 2007, when Swedish company Pandox AB acquired the InterContinental Montreal hotel for $49 million, they had big ambitions to transform and update the hotel. However, in this challenging economy, it's not easy to make big expenditures unless you absolutely deem it necessary.
While it has taken Pandox longer than anticipated, the necessity to upgrade the InterContinental hotel was no longer something they could ignore. Many of the their competitors in the 5-star market have upscaled, and it was clear the InterContinental needed a facelift.
Pandox AB has just announced that they will be injecting $14 million into a complete makeover of the InterContinental that will touch every aspect of the hotel operation. These renovations and upgrades have already begun and will continue through the Spring of 2009.
A significant proportion of the investment will be used to completely remodel all of the rooms and suites of the hotel to provide business and leisure travellers the ultimate in style, comfort, and modern technology. Every room will feature new top quality furniture including: king size beds with Simmons Beautyrest(TM) mattresses, designer chairs, dressers and larger desks. Style and comfort for guests will be enhanced with top quality linens, new plush carpets, drapes, modern lighting, distinctive wallpaper, unique artwork. In the remodelled four fixture marble bathrooms guests will enjoy the three way shower massage with variable intensity and calibrated pressure. The spacious rooms have been designed with warm rich colour tones to provide guests with a comforting and engaging environment as the perfect escape after a long day of meetings or sightseeing.In addition to newly designed rooms, the hotel will also feature a new Club Lounge / Bar and a new restaurant inspired by the Provence region in France, including a brand new wine cellar.
In addition, technology enthusiasts will greatly appreciate the new 40 inch LCD widescreen televisions with additional speakers in the bathroom, the Teac iPod(TM) alarm clocks, the Bartech electronic mini bars and the innovative contact free Kaba card entry system which is an industry first in the Québec market. The InterContinental Montreal is also the only hotel in the city where all rooms are equipped with an emergency lighting system.
This is a big step forward for the 18-year old hotel and we're excited to see how it all comes together.
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