While paying tribute to its past, the 21-storey renovation of the Fairmont Hotel The Queen Elizabeth was intended to offer new programming more in line with its Montreal character. Inaugurated in 1958, the 1,051-room hotel (now 950 rooms) is an example of the contemporary international style. The zones are well defined, a challenge for the amplitude of the space. We exceed the standards of the hotel here through successful innovation.
A mix of Parisian elegance and English style, the Rosélys restaurant embodies pragmatic sophistication. The different colours, very well proportioned, are blended to a very well-controlled art deco architecture. The jury noted the initiative to integrate canvases highlighted by lighting. A beautiful evolution, that bridges the institution of the place and a creative, inspired, contemporary and daring modernity. For its part, the lighting fixture at the hotel’s front desk consisted of assembling 6,720 glass triangles on 120 backlit square plates to create a 40’ wide chandelier. This grand, vintage-style project conveys the classicism and authenticity of Quebec in the 1970s.