Promising a singular stay and the feel of a private club for those with a pedigree.
Brimming with antiques, objets d’art, French tapestries and fine art, Hôtel Le St-James is an exercise in opulence. The 1870 Second Empire period property, in a former bank building in historic Old Montréal, also enjoys a superb location—within walking distance of the Old Town area, the city’s downtown and excellent restaurants, shops, museums and night clubs. Here, the privileged few will enjoy 60 lavish rooms decorated with handsome baroque furnishings and enhanced with Frette linens, Molton & Brown of London bath amenities, plasma screen TVs and a library of rare books. The hotel’s XO Le Restaurant offers fine dining that matches the splendor of its surroundings. (Of note is its refined high tea service.) The hotel’s Mangusta 80 high performance yacht is available for hire for an outing on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Or if you simply want to relax, Le Spa is an atmospheric suite converted from a vintage bank vault into a room with an original brick ceiling, stone walls and a lighted onyx floor that’s also heated.