Hôtel Gault —

For the oversized French windows

449 rue Sainte–Hélène,

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Interiors at Hôtel Gault have a fresh industrial look, striking a perfect balance with the European romance of Old Montreal. The hotel’s 30 rooms enjoy high ceilings and large windows; walls are painted in soft tones, and bright furnishings inherited from the 1950s and ’60s provide sparks of colour. Weary travellers can benefit from the energy–renewing jet–lag massage or relax and repair at the Valmont Beauty Lounge – located across the street – one of only a handful of spa retreats worldwide to be specially designed by Swiss anti–aging experts.