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 A $20 Million Renovation is Underway at the 299-room
Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

MONTREAL, Quebec (April 4, 2012) – Omni Hotels & Resorts announced a $20 million renovation at its flagship Montréal hotel, the Omni Mont-Royal, located in the heart of the business district in the Golden Square Mile on historic Sherbrooke Street. The renowned hotel - which opened its doors in 1976 for the Montreal Summer Olympic Games - has begun the transformation to offer its business and leisure clientele the latest in design and comfort.

The Omni Mont-Royal renovation will showcase the sophistication and style of Montreal with designs from Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates, which was originally established in Montreal and was named the 2009 Interior Design Firm by Hotels Magazine. The concept is inspired by the city’s fashionable, dynamic and artistic spirit. Upon arrival, guests will discover a timeless elegance with the perfect blend of elements reminiscent of the original architecture and design along with updated, modern materials, colors and textures. The renovation also includes a new, French-inspired lobby lounge and a fresh concept for the restaurant, Opus Bistro. The facade will also be visually enhanced with a curtain-wall of windows over a number of floors to let natural light into the common spaces.

“We are excited about this transformation, which will help us create even more memorable experiences for our guests,” declared Dominique Lapointe, general manager of the Omni Mont-Royal. “We look forward to creating a warm and welcoming residential environment through every aspect of the hotel, in keeping with the spirit of Montreal.”

Started in January 2012, the renovation for the 299 spacious guest rooms and suites, lobby and culinary venues will finish in June. New meeting and event space will be completed in the fall encompassing fifteen multi-purpose meeting rooms, including new furnishings and the latest technology. With more than 21,000 square feet, the Omni Mont-Royal will feature world-class space ideal for major international conferences and important social occasions.

About the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
A timeless emblem of the Montréal tourist landscape, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal strives to give guests an unforgettable experience laced with an authentic flair, a modern ethos, and a blend of warmth, comfort and elegance. At the end of the renovations in a few months, the 299 rooms and suites will be transformed into true retreats of serenity and relaxation, where elegant and graceful decor serve as a comfortable backdrop for both work and leisure. Known for its unparalleled customer service, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal is rated four-star by Hébergement Québec and four-diamond by AAA/CAA. Its multiple amenities will furnish everything required for an enjoyable stay: a bar lounge, a new bistro atmosphere at Le Petit Opus Café, and many versatile meeting rooms. Just steps away from Mount Royal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, a maze of art galleries and chic boutiques, as well as the plethora of bars and restaurants on the famous streets of Crescent and Peel, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal lets its guests immerse themselves in the urban vibe of Montréal and nestle into the "feels like home" comfort of its rooms.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as Harris Interactive’s most recent EquiTrends® report which ranked Omni as the Top Luxury Hotel Brand in 2011. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About CHAMPALIMAUD
CHAMPALIMAUD is a full service interior design and interior planning firm specializing in distinctive hospitality design. We also provide residential and commercial design on a selective basis. Champalimaud has built a reputation for consistently achieving highly individual aesthetic results for a discerning international clientele.

In as much as the spirit of each project is defined by its design, at Champalimaud we firmly believe that successful design must be rooted in the characteristics unique to each property. Guided by the goals and aspirations of the client and the cultural context of each property, the history and location, our portfolio of completed work includes the most respectful of historic restorations to highly contemporary renovations and new constructions. Ours is a body of work uncommonly diverse and indicative of a guiding ethos that distinguishes Champalimaud from all others.

Guided by a long proven philosophy of allowing the project and its context to drive the design; Champalimaud is today a firm of imaginative and talented designers completing award-winning work around the globe.
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Contact:

Caryn Kboudi
Vice President, Corporate Communications
ckboudi@omnihotels.com
(972) 871-5625



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