Extract of Michael Kaminer article
New restaurants are roaring, the music scene’s on fire and blockbuster shows are packing museums: Leonard Cohen this year, Thierry Mugler set for 2019. Now, Montreal is finally seeing a hotel boom to match. A departure from the cookie-cutter towers and twee bed and breakfasts that make up much of the city’s inventory, these new lodgings feel fresh as, well, the frigid winter air. They also offer strategic home bases for exploring Montreal’s character-filled neighborhoods, cobblestoned streets and nonstop calendar of festivals.