In 2017, my 60th birthday was one of the worst days of my entire life. This year, upon winning a free airline ticket to the city of my choice, I chose Montreal, Canada.

As a gentle reminder to mind my manners, my mother Alana would say, “Act like you’ve been somewhere.” This was always one of my favorite “Alana-ism’s”

It was my Birthday Weekend, and I was about to visit the super fancy Ritz-Carlton Hotel  Montreal, Canada, and that sentence was blaring in my head. Ok, mom, I get it.

Rest assured, I was definitely going to put my napkin in my lap, while I dining in the hotel’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, where award winning Chef Daniel Boulud is in charge of making things perfect, and perfectly delicious. Make sure to watch the video below to see more!

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Montreal

This stunning property has been standing majestically at 1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, since 1912, and most recently has undergone a four year transformation, that is utterly spectacular.

Located on the most elegant street in Montreal, the Ritz-Carlton is RITZY, but by no means stuffy.

Her decor is classy and old-timely, with a modern luxurious touch of elegance, and environmentally conscious engineering.
Ritz-Carlton Junior Suite

Little Things Mean The Most At Ritz-Carlton Montreal

Having stayed in many of the fanciest places, all over the world, I am no stranger to FIVE STAR luxury hotels but…I never get tired of the little things that make a guest feel special.

I’m appreciative of the effort that goes into creating a luxury hotel experience for guests.

In addition to a state of the art swimming pool, meals at Maison Boulud, these are just a few of my favorite little things, that made me feel special at Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

  • A handwritten welcome note from management
  • Fabulous Asprey bathroom amenities
  • Electric window shades
  • Magical Toilet (see video for details)

Ok, electric window treatments aren’t exactly a small thing.

Click Play Button to get a glimpse of just how FABULOUS everything is at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Montreal.

Mon Deiu, French for O.M.G.

I was invited to enjoy high tea and scones with the affable and joyous Director of Sales, Magda Sabella.  Sabella has been with Ritz-Carlton Montreal for THIRTY SEVEN years, which speaks volumes about this property. She taught me a key French phrase….”Mon Dieu! which was used multiple times during the weekend.

Afternoon Tea In The Palm Court

Just as I was enjoying my tiny little egg salad sandwich during afternoon tea with Magda, who should happen by the famous Palm Court?

None other than, Chef Daniel Boulud! 

Chef Daniel’s pastry chef, Ms. Claude Guérin, was named best Pastry Chef Canada 2017 and after enjoying the complimentary breakfast buffet that comes along as a preferred hotel partner perk, I can honestly say this was some of the BEST FOOD in Montreal.

Can we talk about the food here?

O.M.G. I mean...Mon Dieu!

Every single staff member at “The Ritz” is authentic, genuine, kind, warm and friendly. Maison Boulud has a server name Salvatore who is a dead ringer for Robert Deniro.  Look for him in the video above.

After watching the video, please check out some more photos of this gorgeous city

Contact me to book this gorgeous property or for more travel advice.

Vicki Winters

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I'm A Food, Travel, Video Blogger with ADHD.

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She can usually be found riding her bike around NYC or on some interesting adventure, somewhere around the globe.

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