Every year, Travel + Leisure looks at new hotels to include in its “It List”, which highlights the best of the best. And in 2024, only one Canadian spot made the list of the 100 best new hotels globally, and it’s in Montreal.

‘The 100 Best New Hotels of the Year’ was released last week, looking at places through the lens of Travel + Leisure’s expert editors and contributors.

“Our annual guide to the most game-changing hotel openings (and reopenings) has taken Travel + Leisure editors and contributors to 39 countries on six continents. We started with a list of more than 200 soon-to-open hotels, and T+L editors and reporters visited nearly 130 of them over the last 12 months,” it states.

And in Canada, one place shines above the rest, and that’s Honeyrose in Montreal. Here’s why this made the list, and why it was also included in ‘The Best New Affordable Luxury Hotels of 2023.’

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“At Honeyrose, a new downtown Montreal hotel, bold design gestures mean Insta-ready surprises everywhere: a swirling lobby staircase, pressed-flower bar tables, and black-and-white murals in the common areas,” reads its review, adding that the “stellar Montreal talent” behind the establishment included architects from Provencher Roy, Montreal painter Roxy Peroxyde, and “homegrown design guru Zébulon Perron.”

All of the local talent contributed to the sleek design, art, as well as naval-inspired ground-floor restaurant, which make up this new hotel’s charm.

“Montreal-based set designer Juliette Sarrazin outfitted the buzzy, fifth-floor Muze lounge with pink flamingos, birdcages, and 1970s swing seats on the massive terrace. The 15th floor houses a T-shaped pool and Precor machinery–equipped gym with city views through floor-to-ceiling windows,” adds the review. “You won’t find a better location if you’re here for one of the city’s big cultural events, like the Montreal International Jazz Festival.”

With its quick access to downtown venues, along with Metro, and Old Montreal, its location was also part of what makes this one of the best new hotels.

“Where vintage and modern meet” is how Honeyrose is described on its website, and it really does capture both. If you haven’t checked it out yet, this is your sign to do that soon.

HONEYROSE Hotel Montreal

Where:355 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, Montreal