Hotel 10 is that odd-looking yet charming building at the corner of St-Laurent and Sherbrooke streets. The hotel incorporated itself into the iconic Édifice Godin, an art-nouveau apartment building which dates from 1914. The end-result is an eclectic-looking building with lots of personality.
The hotel decided to dedicate one of its rooms, suite 2116, to André ‘Dédé’ Fortin, the much beloved lead singer of the Colocs, who committed suicide in 2000, and was a tenant at the Édifice Godin when it was still an apartment building. Suite 2116 is filled with memorabilia related to the singer and Les Colocs, and feels like a mini-museum visit. The hotel donates 10% of this room’s income to the Dédé Fortin Foundation, an organization put in place to help support suicide prevention and mental health dissorder education.
This Tuesday evening, the hotel unveiled another themed suite. The decor in Suite 10 is meant to highlight some twenty athletes who have made sports history. The suite can easily accommodate a large party of sports fans, who could get together to watch a game. Its walls and windows are covered with paintings by Adlan Kaizer, and represent many great athletes, some local and some international. The suite comprises of two sitting areas with a television in each, a large kitchen space with an island, a modern bathroom, lots of closet space and a cozy bedroom for the lucky couple who get to spend the night.
The gala itself was quite impressive. Guests were welcomed into the hotel’s celebration hall, which was decorated with the same sports theme. A life-size wax figure of George St-Pierre, a mini hockey rink, and themed food and decorations set the mood, along with background music provided by Dj Zo. Guests were invited to enjoy cocktails, a variety of finger foods, and lovely sweets. After a speech given by general manager Jo-Anne Sauvé-Taylor, an auction was held to benefit the ‘Fondation des Canadiens pour l’enfance’, an organization which aims to contribute to the well-being of under-priviledged youth aged 3 to 17.
This hotel has managed to stand out amongst the many possible places to stay in Montreal, by offering us two suites that represent us as Montrealers. You had better book soon if you want to catch some Canadiens games, since this suite will most probably be a popular choice amongst fans.