Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Marks Milestone in Montreal

Le Méridien Versailles Reveals Elegant Multi-Million Dollar Renovation with New Design and Signature Experiences that Unlock Distinct Canadian Culture

MONTRÉAL - May 25, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Le Méridien Versailles in Montréal has completed a comprehensive renovation of the intimate 108-guestroom hotel, including two penthouse suites; the debut of the signature Le Méridien Hub™, an innovative reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place; and the unveiling of all new meeting and public spaces within the hotel.

“Located in a city with deep European ties, Le Méridien Versailles has a strong connection with our brand’s passions for culture, cuisine and the arts,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Le Méridien. “The renovation of this hotel brings to life these passions and unlocks the destination for our creative and curious-minded travellers looking for a new way to experience the city of Montréal during their travels.”

Following its complete renovation, the arrival experience at Le Méridien Versailles has been transformed with an engaging and expanded lobby environment. The hotel now features the signature Le Méridien Hub™, with innovative coffee and cocktail programming, transitioning from day to night, and stunning arrival art installations, turning the hotel’s lobby into the newest gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.

“The transformation of our hotel has been an exhilarating journey,” said Massimo Urzillo, General Manager of Le Méridien Versailles. “We are thrilled to unveil our new look and offerings to our guests. The enhancements to the hotel will provide a new perspective to the city of Montréal.”

In staying true to the brand’s commitment to incorporating local coordinates into its mid-century design aesthetic, the refurbishments of the guestrooms and signature penthouse suites at Le Méridien Versailles complement the rich textures and cosmopolitan spirit of the neighbourhood. The rooms feature new Le Méridien beds, furniture, custom-designed wallpaper, comfortable and functional seating, accent lighting, mirrors and plush carpeting. Guestrooms include new flat screen televisions, plug and play docking stations and an enhanced wireless Internet platform. Renovations also include the addition of low-flow toilets, showerheads and faucets in the bathrooms, reducing water consumption throughout the building. All public corridors and hallways throughout the hotel feature new flooring and wall finishes.

Le Méridien Versailles is ideally located in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, just steps away from the best shopping, venues and attractions in Montréal, including The Museum District. In a nod to Le Méridien brand’s Parisian roots, the hotel has partnered with Priority Bicycles to deliver a uniquely active way for guests to explore the city. Stylish bicycles are available for rent from the front desk (complimentary to Starwood Preferred Guest [SPG®] members), encouraging guests to discover the gems of Montréal, such as the nearby Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and unlock art partner, The Canadian Center of Architecture.

Le Méridien Versailles is also home to Branzino Restaurant, where executive chef, Alexandre St-Amand-Tremblay offers gourmet Mediterranean-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The hotel offers more than 2,600 square feet of newly renovated meeting and event space. The meeting rooms feature modern facilities, AirMedia® technology and panoramic windows that provide abundant daylight and fantastic views of downtown Montréal. The newly renovated fitness centre provides guests the opportunity to experience an invigorating workout during their stay.

For more information on the Le Méridien Versailles in Montréal, visit http://www.lemeridienversailleshotel.com.

About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

With more than 100 Hotels & Resorts worldwide and the strongest, most globally diverse portfolio in its history, the Paris-born Le Méridien brand connects the curious and creative-minded traveller to unexpected and engaging experiences within their destination. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked,” Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points through global partnerships with creative minds such as illy, the LEGO® Group, Johnny Iuzzini, Gray Malin, and Nouvelle Vague. Plans call for dynamic portfolio expansion within the next five years in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. For more information, please visit LeMéridien.com or follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Contact:

Katie Roberts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
212-380-4049
Katie.Roberts@starwoodhotels.com

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