Housed in a bank building from the 1950s, the W’s austere exterior hides a bold, brash, ultra-hip interior rich in contemporary design with a pleasingly high level of attention to detail. The signature red lobby, known as the Living Room, offers a warm, energizing hangout space with specially curated music and lighting that changes throughout the day. Rooms, freshly renovated in 2015, are spacious enough to invite a friend over for a pre-dinner drink, and they showcase that bold design aesthetic in monochrome with splashes of gold and yellow. Design, culture, and music play a significant role within the hotel, which curates various events throughout the year, such as a furniture design conference or regular Lululemon yoga sessions in the park. A popular choice for Montrealers, the W’s bar and club scene enables guests to get a taste of what’s hot in the city without ever leaving the hotel.