Nestled within a vast real estate complex in Montreal’s Griffintown, the Alt Hotel Montreal is a project by architecture and design firm LEMAYMICHAUD. The firm designed all of the hotel’s interiors and worked closely with the building’s architects to develop the entrance and awning design details. The ALT philosophy can be felt immediately upon entering the lobby: spare at first glance, it offers a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Framed by a contemporary black metallic structure, the very urban lobby is enlivened by an original work of art made up of hundreds of Instagram photos on Montreal themes. The public areas are adorned with a tasteful selection of rugs and furniture, including a number of Quebec-made pieces, which the jury particularly appreciated. The hotel was designed with comfort in mind and thoughtful attention paid to acoustics. Concrete features prominently inside the building, from the columns in the public areas, the polished lobby floor, and the exposed ceilings in the guest rooms. Wood is also extensively used, in a honeycomb pattern on the walls in the corridors, for the furniture, and in the comfortable guest rooms, where a simple layout ensures a high level of functionality. The bathroom modules are exclusively pre-fabricated for the hotel—a distinguishing feature unique to all ALT hotels—and allow the space to be astutely divided.