Studio: ACDF Architecture
Location: Montréal, Canada
Credit: Adrien Williams
Monville – a tongue and cheek Anglophone mix-up for the French words meaning“my city” – is one of the hotel’s many subtle cues that express a contemporary flavourof Montreal. Established by the owners of Old Montreal’s Hotel Gault, and the flagship
for a future collection of properties, Hotel Monville targets travellers seeking “more for less” — removing all the unnecessary items, instead providing guests with a sophisticated stay at an affordable price.
ACDF Architecture set out to design a 269-room property with the local character and sophistication of Hotel Gault, but with a design aligned to Monville’s unique concept.
Distinguished from the surrounding buildings by its height and its modernist tromp l’oeil design, the slender building’s façade is comprised of prefabricated concrete panels – each window demarcating a single suite. The panels comprise a pattern that breaks down the overall appearance of the façade, while giving it texture and depth.
At grade, a three-storey curtain wall podium gives passersby views into the lobby/ bar. The hotel’s elegant and monochromatic exterior matches the clean aesthetic of its interior public spaces, which include a lobby bar, the Gourmet Monville cafe, and various meeting areas, as well as a library and three rooftop rooms with a spacious outdoor terrace