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
Management Marriott International
Height
Roof 139 m (456 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 38
Design and construction
Architect Roger d'Astous
Jean-Paul Pothier
References
[1][2]

The Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, commonly known as the Château Champlain, is a historic hotel located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, overlooking Place du Canada, at 1050 De la Gauchetière Street West.

History[edit]

Opened on January 11, 1967, the Château Champlain was constructed by CP Hotels to accommodate the crowds visiting Expo 67. At the time it was the tallest hotel in Canada.[3][4] Canadian Pacific Railways chairman Buck Crump proposed naming the hotel after the explorer and founder of Quebec City and New France, Samuel de Champlain. Canadian Pacific sold the hotel in 1995, and it joined the Marriott hotel chain.[3] In 2018 the hotel was purchased by the Tidan Hospitality and Real Estate Group for $65 million.[5][6]

Architecture[edit]

View of Château Champlain next to 1000 de La Gauchetière.

The hotel stands 139 metres (456 ft) high with 40 floors and was designed by Quebec architects Roger D'Astous and Jean-Paul Pothier.[7][8] The arch-shaped windows were intended by the designers to compliment 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".[9][10]

Amenities[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Château Champlain". SkyscraperPage. 
  2. ^ Château Champlain at Emporis
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, Susan (2017-01-12). "Château Champlain Hotel turns 50". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Château Champlain Hotel turns 50". Montreal Gazette, Susan Ferguson, January 12, 2017
  5. ^ "For the new owner of the Château Champlain a 50 year old promise comes true". By Mike Cohen The Suburban Jun 20, 2018
  6. ^ "Le Château Champlain vendu pour 65 M$". Journal de Quebec. Pierre Couture 2 May 2018
  7. ^ Marsan, Jean-Claude (1990). Montreal in Evolution. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0773507982. 
  8. ^ Bergeron, Claude (2013-12-14). "Roger D'Astous". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. 
  9. ^ Bergeron, Claude (2001). Roger D'Astous, architecte (in French). Les Presses de l'Université Laval. p. 199. ISBN 978-2763778211. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  10. ^ Ulysses Travel Guide, Quebec. Hunter Publishing. 2006. p. 98. ISBN 978-2894647110. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 

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