Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
|Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel|
|Location||1, place du Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Roof||139 m (456 ft)|
|Design and construction|
The Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, overlooking Place du Canada, at 1050 De la Gauchetière Street West. Opened as the Château Champlain in 1967 by CP Hotels (now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts) it was sold in the late-1990s and is now part of the Marriott hotel chain.
Completed in 1967, in time for Expo 67, the Château Champlain stands 139 metres (456 ft) high with 40 floors. It was designed by Quebec architects Roger D'Astous and Jean-Paul Pothier. The arch-shaped windows were intended by the designers as a visual reference to the Romanesque Revival arches of nearby Windsor Station, another Canadian Pacific property. D'Astous was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Château Champlain's arches have also been cited as similar to those used on Wright's last commission, the Marin County Civic Center. However, the arched openings have led some to nickname the building the "cheese grater". It is Montreal's tallest hotel, at 139 m in height, or 40 storeys.
The Château Champlain has 592 guest rooms and 19 suites along with a health and fitness centre with cardiovascular and weight lifting equipment, indoor pool, hot tub and steam rooms.
- Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel at SkyscraperPage
- Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel at Emporis
- Marsan, Jean-Claude (1990). Montreal in Evolution. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 355.
- D'Astous, Roger; The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Bergeron, Claude (2001). Roger D'Astous, architecte (in French). Les Presses de l'Université Laval. p. 199. ISBN 2-7637-7821-6. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
- Ulysses Travel Guide, Quebec. Hunter Publishing. 2006. p. 98. ISBN 2-89464-711-5. Retrieved 20 December 2008.