International: InterContinental to Tower over Montreal

Growth in Canada is a priority for InterContinental Hotels Group.

By Adriana Pop, Associate EditorHoliday Inn Hotel  Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West

A new Holiday Inn hotel tower will soon rise in the heart of Montreal.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that the new 40-story property known as Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West will feature 225 guest rooms, including 30 suites, as well as a variety of amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, ample meeting space, a fitness center and a swimming pool.

The upcoming high-rise will be located near notable business addresses such as CIBC and IBM Towers, GCI and Concordia University. It will also offer easy access to the city’s cultural attractions, including the Bell Center, home to the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Central Station.

“The Holiday Inn brand has been highly successful in Canada since it was first introduced to the region 54 years ago. Growth in Canada is a priority for IHG, and we are very pleased to add a hotel to our portfolio in a high-profile location like downtown Montreal,” Stuart Laurie, regional director Midscale Franchise-Canada for IHG, said in a news release.

The new hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and will be managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services.

By the time it opens in the spring of 2017, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West will be the 12th IHG hotel in the greater Montreal region and the fifth Holiday Inn-branded property in the city. As of the first quarter of 2015, IHG has 172 hotels open in Canada, while another 31 are in the pipeline.