Château Champlain

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Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
Marriott Chateau Champlain 2012.jpg
General information
Type Hotel
Location 1, place du Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3B 4C9
Coordinates 45°29′51″N 73°34′02″W / 45.4975°N 73.5672°W / 45.4975; -73.5672Coordinates: 45°29′51″N 73°34′02″W / 45.4975°N 73.5672°W / 45.4975; -73.5672
Completed 1967
Roof 139 m (456 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 38
Design and construction
Architect Roger d'Astous
Jean-Paul Pothier

The Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, commonly known as the Château Champlain, 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.


View from Place du Canada

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.[3][4] 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".[5][6]

Canadian Pacific Railways chairman Buck Crump was fascinated with the explorer and founder of Quebec City and New France, Samuel de Champlain, and proposed naming the hotel after him. At the time of its completion it was Canada's tallest hotel.[7]


The Château Champlain has 592 guest rooms and 19 suites along with a health and fitness centre with cardiovascular and weight lifting equipment and indoor pool.

Château Champlain

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  1. ^ "Château Champlain". SkyscraperPage. 
  2. ^ Château Champlain at Emporis
  3. ^ Marsan, Jean-Claude (1990). Montreal in Evolution. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 355. 
  4. ^ D'Astous, Roger; The Canadian Encyclopedia
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Ulysses Travel Guide, Quebec. Hunter Publishing. 2006. p. 98. ISBN 2-89464-711-5. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  7. ^ Ferguson, Susan (2017-01-12). "Château Champlain Hotel turns 50". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 

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