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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The Waldorf Astoria Collection, one of the luxury brands of Hilton Hotels Corporation, and Monit Investments are pleased to announce the signing of a development agreement for The Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Montreal. The $200 million investment, which will include 250-hotel rooms and 76 Waldorf Astoria Residences, will be the brand's first property in Canada. Planning is now underway for a summer 2011 completion and opening.

"We are excited to extend the legendary cachet of the Waldorf Astoria to Montreal," said Ross Klein, global head of luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "With this new announcement, The Waldorf Astoria Collection continues to expand worldwide, delivering our signature elements, such as intuitive service, remarkable dining and customized spa experiences. Guests will have a bevy of options to discover local culture and engage in memorable, unique experiences that will last a lifetime."

In addition to the hotel's 250 rooms and 76 residences, the 32-story Waldorf Astoria Montreal will feature 15,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space, signature restaurants, bars, and a luxury spa and fitness center. The Waldorf Astoria Montreal is steps away from the city's best restaurants, shopping, museums, history and more.

"Montreal is a culturally rich city that is on the forefront of design, art, entertainment, culinary achievements, and other pillars that define a great city, making Montreal an ideal fit for The Waldorf Astoria Collection," said Alex Kotler, chairman of Monit Investments.

Barry Kotler, president of Monit Investments, added, "Waldorf Astoria sets the standard worldwide for elegance, and we are delighted to be an integral part of the luxury brand's growth and to bring The Waldorf Astoria's renowned service to Montreal."

The Waldorf Astoria Montreal will be located at 1500 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G-1H6.

About Monit

Based in Montreal and founded over 55 years ago, the Monit organization is a highly diversified company with expertise in all facets of real estate. This encompasses development, investment, construction and operation of the company's commercial, industrial, and retail properties in Quebec and in various states in the United States, as well as developing master land projects in Quebec. For more information, please visit: www.monit.com.

About the Waldorf Astoria Collection(R)

The Waldorf Astoria Collection is a world-class group of hotels in spectacular locations. Inspired by New York's legendary landmark, each hotel has its own unique style and sense of place. From luxury spas, legendary meetings, championship golf to unforgettable events, every experience is flawlessly executed with graciousness. Current properties include: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club, Rome Cavalieri (September, 2008), Qasr Al Sharq and The Waldorf=Astoria(R). The Waldorf Astoria Collection is growing rapidly with future openings planned: Dakota Mountain Lodge (2009), The Roosevelt (2009), Waldorf Astoria Orlando (2009), The Palace Jerusalem (2010), Waldorf Astoria Sarasota (2010) and the proposed Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (2011). For more information, please visit: www.waldorfastoriacollection.com


YABADABADOOOOOOO!!!!

This is excellent news. THe First Waldorf to open in Canada. After the Ritz Carlton(at teh beginning of the century) and the W hotel(in 2004-2005), we will have the only Waldorf Astoria in the country!

Here's a rendering of the proposed design. I know that this design proposal is at least 5 or 6 years old, but I find it would be a perfect fit for this area, the Golden Square Mile, not to mention it's perfect for a Waldorf Astoria! I love its gothic/chicago school 1915 style that it has! Let's hope they won't change it too much!

 

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Who afforded the W-A name is what I asked myself as soon as the radio mentioned this offing during this morning's rush hour . . . I feel like sighing with relief from now reckoning Montréal's being top city at proclaiming fictitious, lofty spires. Mind you, the prospect of this proposal irreversibly redirecting the island's frightening.
 

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I REALLY hope they would change the design. Maybe a mixture of both old and new design. Right now, it looks like something out of the early 1900s. But it is super good news either way.
 

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You should check out the Video of their other hotel resorts ,it's just the style they are after , so it's like their trade mark ,and for this design it seems it is as good as it gets , cause if you look closely it doesn't look so classic and yet not so modern at the same time I think it will goes well with the interior decorations and furnitures they will put in when finish
 

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^^:) Correct! " Progressive " architecture is more than 300m glass towers. Every structure must have a, proper, relationship of elements and scale with It's surroundings in order to achieve a desired cohesiveness.

Great architecture and development isn't ONLY about setting records and " standing out " for being the tallest! Too many cities, around the globe, have become obsessed with erecting supertalls and other monumental developments, ruining Their city's unique character, and creating a growing backlash against such construction.
 

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^^That won't be the case for Montreal ,Nothing like that dares to appear on the horizon as far as I am concerned :lol: so for those who oppose to more highrise invasion ,can sleep well at night I guess
 

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Yeah, i get it is their trademark and all that. It would be nice to keep their trademark but make something a lot more modern then what the render shows, a blend or mix.

Maybe it is modern, but it just hard to tell from this rendering.
 

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I REALLY hope they would change the design. Maybe a mixture of both old and new design. Right now, it looks like something out of the early 1900s. But it is super good news either way.
That's the whole point! I love this design and I hope they don't touch it!

Construction should start in the next 9 months!
 

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I love the rendering and this is what I hope they use!

Provided they use quality materials, this structure would fit perfectly in the area.

With Waldorf=Astoria, I don't think materials will be a concern!
 

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So what is the existing state of the property... do they have to demolish an existing building or is it ready to clear and start digging?
It's a parking lot now TB. There were 3 19th century buildings there but they burned down.

I'll have to go for a salad once they're open! (That'll be all I can afford)
 
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