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This Month’s Hottest Hotels

From Paris to Sedona, your best bets for overnighting in style


WHAT’S NEW: A recently completed $100 million renovation includes high-tech room updates, technicolor design flourishes in the stately lobby, and Maison Boulud, a sleek French restaurant by celeb chef Daniel Boulud that draws heavily on Montreal’s superabundance of world-class produce.

CLAIM TO FAME: Besides being the very first Ritz-Carlton, this nearly 100-year-old hotel played host to the (first) wedding of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, in 1964. Other guests of renown include Winston Churchill, Paul Newman, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and the Shah of Iran.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: The high-end boutiques, art galleries and museums of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, as well as the Underground City, a 4.6-square-mile subterranean complex filled with stores, hotels, offices, subway stations, schools and an arena.

BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT: The tranquil Jardin du Ritz, an impeccably manicured outdoor space that comes with its own duck pond.

UNEXPECTED TREAT: Those staying in a suite can choose from a variety of complimentary ultraluxe skin and hair products from brands like Fresh and C.O. Bigelow.

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