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A Stylish Hotel Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

A Stylish Hotel Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Travelers seeking the ultimate hotel experience don’t have to look any further than the Four Seasons brand. With spacious guest rooms, personalized service, a signature steak and seafood restaurant, and a location close to most major attractions, the Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel continues to set the standard for luxury accommodations.

Centrally located on the corner of 14th and Arapahoe Streets, the property is within walking distance to some of the city’s hottest attractions. These include the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Larimer Square, Union Station, and Coors Field.

From the moment you enter the property, you will notice how exceptionally well-trained the staff is. Everyone, it seems, from the valet to the front desk to housekeeping goes out of their way to greet you with a genuine smile and ask how you are enjoying your visit.

Each of the 239 guest rooms has a contemporary decor with warm earth tones, grained wood cabinets, and stacked stone accents. One of the things that guests seem to overwhelmingly prefer is a quiet room. At the Four Seasons, double-walled windows help with soundproofing kept noise to a minimum.

Of course, a good night’s sleep in a hotel is something that can be elusive. But before arriving, order a mattress topper a preferred firmness, from soft to firm. Also, let them know what sort of beverages you prefer in your room’s mini-bar.

Some of the public spaces are quite trendy, particularly the rooftop patio and pool. This is the perfect spot to relax on a warm day or evening and enjoy snacks and beverages while taking in grand views of the Denver skyline.

The EDGE Restaurant and Bar is one of the most popular spots in the city for cocktails, good conversation, and great food. Executive chef Simon Purvis has parlayed his worldwide culinary experience into creating memorable meals where guests can dine on prime steaks and top quality seafood.

Dining here intentionally moves at a languid pace. Toby, one of the most requested servers for his knowledge and passion, seems to have the ability to somehow transform a meal into a sort of tableside one-man performance. He will take you on a culinary journey, from your cocktails into the day’s specials.

These specials, he explains, could be from one of the chef’s contacts in Vancouver who calls in with each day’s catch and availability. In our case, it was pan-seared halibut that was swimming in the ocean the day before.

But, you really should know about an off-the-menu appetizer – that has developed a cult following in Denver. Rather than typical bread and olive oil, the restaurant offers crusty bread and balsamic vinegar with Cypress Black and Maldon sea salt. This is accompanied by Wagyu beef trimmings, which have been prepared with rosemary and garlic ($5). The tasty mixture is then chilled and shaped into a candle. Once the wick is lit, it is then brought to your table and melted with a blowtorch. You simply dip your bread into the mixture and let your taste buds come alive.

Other popular items include the hot stone Wagyu beef with pickled ginger and cherry blossom shoyu ($20 for four pieces) and the USDA Prime ribeye and strip loins. For dessert, try the milk chocolate crunch with hazelnuts, pot de crème, and caramel ($10).

The Four Seasons has managed to hit all the high notes and, as a result, is one of the premier hotels in Denver. If you are planning a visit to the Mile High City, this luxury experience will make your trip truly memorable.

The hotel stay and meal that is the subject of this review were provided at no charge to the contributor. Get the most out of a hotel stay by getting the secrets from a concierge first.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.


Four Seasons Montreal: High-Style Hotel, High-Style Food

If it seems strange to start a hotel feature with a photo of a plate of vegetables, then perhaps you haven’t visited the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and its Marcus Restaurant.

This link in the luxury hotel chain, home to the first Canadian restaurant by New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, opened in April (2019) in downtown Montreal. And based on my stay during the property’s opening week, it’s worth booking whether you’re in town to eat, drink, or get a good night’s sleep.

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Facilities and Services

On a side street in downtown Montreal’s “Golden Mile” district, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal occupies the first 12 stories of a stylish glass tower, with four floors of private residences on the upper levels.

From the street-level entrance, where fish artwork over the revolving door hints at the specialty in the seafood-centric Marcus Restaurant, valet staff direct guests to different elevator banks, depending on whether you’re heading to the restaurant and lounge or to the hotel reception, which occupy different sections of the building’s third floor. In the lobby, with pink velvet walls, staff greet arriving guests by name.

Around the corner from the reception area, Marcus Lounge is very much a social space, with lots of areas set up for casual meetings or conversations. TIP: If you’re visiting the lounge with someone special, ask to sit in the “lovers’ nook” — a hidden booth for two, with private access to the bar.

On the 6th floor, the hotel has a huge 24-hour fitness room, with a large selection of cardio machines and weights, as well as a stretching area. There will be an indoor pool with a skylight, although it hadn’t yet opened during my stay.

The full-service spa, which has a stone “reflexology footpath” to stimulate the acupressure points on the bottoms of your feet, as well as a hydrotherapy experience designed to promote relaxation, is on the first floor in a serene, almost cave-like space.

Guest room, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Guest Rooms and Amenities

The 169 guest rooms in this newly constructed property have all the modern technology you could want, from electrical outlets and USB ports by the bed and at the desk, to individual reading lamps on both sides of the headboard, to fast Wi-Fi. They’re also designed with energy-saving features that automatically adjust your thermostat when you leave the room and return it to the previous setting when you come back.

Despite all the high-tech features, the rooms feel a bit whimsical, too, with pink glass lamps, mauve chaise longues (or sofas in the larger suites), and round mirrored shelving set up as a bar.

The night tables, desks, and bathrooms are done in white and grey marble. In about half of the guest rooms, there’s a deep soaker tub, in addition to a rain shower, with folding doors that open between the bath area and the bedroom.

Bathroom, with doors to the bedroom

Other room amenities include thick robes, slippers, safes, umbrellas, tea kettles, and Nespresso machines. Among the products in the mini-bar is gin from Cirka, Montreal’s first craft distillery.

Rooms come with yoga mats, and there’s plenty of space to use them.

Marcus Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Marcus Restaurant

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who previously helmed New York’s Aquavit Restaurant and now runs Red Rooster in Harlem, has drawn on elements of his diverse heritage — he was born in Ethiopia and raised by an adoptive family in Sweden — in developing the menu at the hotel’s Marcus Restaurant.

The dinner menu emphasizes seafood, served primarily in small plates designed to share, from scallops in a hibiscus tea broth, to robata-grilled salmon belly, to a surprisingly excellent seafood sausage.

The breakfast menu is equally interesting, with selections like beet-cured gravlax served as an open-face sandwich piled high with pickled vegetables, or “hoe cakes” — thick corn meal pancakes layered with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I’d come back to Montreal, and to this stylish new Four Seasons Hotel, just for these excellent morning meals.

“Hoe cakes” with fresh berries and cream

Double room rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal start at about CAD$425/night. You can also go to Expedia or other booking sites to compare rates.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Tourism Montreal arranged my stay for review purposes.