A Courtyard by Marriott hotel will open next fall in the Espace Montmorency complex in Laval, near the Place Bell amphitheater and the Montmorency metro terminal station.
The establishment of 118 rooms spread over 10 floors represents an investment of 45 million. It will be managed by Urgo Hotels Canada, a subsidiary of Urgo Hotels & Resorts, of Bethesda, Maryland. Based in Montreal, its Canadian subsidiary manages 11 properties in the region, 17 in Canada. The parent company’s portfolio includes 43 hotels with over 6,300 rooms.
“We are pleased to settle in Laval, at the very heart of the largest multi-use urban development,” said Serge Primeau, managing partner and president of Urgo Hotels Canada, in a press release released Wednesday morning. “Our Courtyard by Marriott brand caters primarily to the needs of business travelers, but also families. We will thus be able to breathe new life into the hotel offer north of Montreal. »
In Laval, the occupancy rate of the 16 hotel establishments stood at 46.9% in 2021, a year weighed down by the pandemic.
By comparison, occupancy in Montreal was 36% last year. The Laval hotel portfolio includes 1,565 rooms. Recently, the Sheraton Laval took the opportunity to carry out major work. An establishment of the Grand Times Hotel chain has recently opened its doors.
The Courtyard at Espace Montmorency will be the first Marriott on Île Jésus. The chain has 252 hotels in Canada belonging to 22 of its brands.
Located at the corner of Lucien-Paiement and Claude-Gagné streets, the Laval Marriott will offer a restaurant, a lounge bar, a center, individual workspaces, reception rooms, terraces and indoor parking. The hotel will have an underground link with the nearby metro station.
The unveiling of the hotel brand is an important step in the completion of the Espace Montmorency complex, a 450 million multi-purpose project. Its promoters, Montoni, Groupe Sélection and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, wish to welcome their first tenants in the spring.
“It is with pride that we contribute to providing Laval with a high-quality hotel complex in a strategic sector of its downtown core,” said, in the same press release, Réal Bouclin, president, founder and chief executive officer of Selection group.
Espace Montmorency includes 700 housing units, offices, cafes and restaurants as well as an interior courtyard of 5600 m2 (60,000 sq.ft.2).
“The arrival of this hotel, combined with the offer of office space, shops, restaurants and residential units in the complex, will energize this sector and confirm the location of the new downtown Laval”, says Dario Montoni, president of Montoni.