Andaz ByWard Market, Ottawa
Reliably cool brand Andaz now has a property in Ottawa – its first in Canada. Right where you want to be when visiting the capital (that is, walking distance to most of the things on your to-see list), the hotel is all plush comfort and minimalist decor with touches of shiny copper and elevated Canadiana.
June Motel, Prince Edward County
The June Motel, a 16-room boutique property in Ontario’s Prince Edward County, looks like a bottle of rosé come to life. It’s an Instagrammer’s dream, but if you put your phone down, you’ll find plenty to help you relax, such as bocce ball, pop-ups with local vendors and Saturday morning yoga followed by mimosas. Get there before December—the motel closes for the winter and doesn’t reopen until April.
Le Mount Stephen, Montreal
Here’s one way to conserve a historic building: Give it a new life as the frontage of a contemporary hotel. Le Mount Stephen took over George Stephen House, an 1880s-era mansion that later became a members-only club, for its entrance and swanky bar-restaurant. A new extension was added behind to house 90 guest rooms and the lobby, creating a harmonious marriage of period charm and modern luxury.