Montreal’s Birks is turning into a luxury hotel and lifestyle destination

Nov 2 2016, 1:49 pm

Montreal is adding another hotel to its roster!

The iconic Birks Group, a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in Canada and Southeastern United States, just announced that it will be partnering with Le St-Martin Hotels to transform the historic Birks building in downtown Montreal into a luxury lifestyle property bearing the Birks name.

This new project will become a high-end boutique hotel and bistro as well as the renovated Birks Montreal flagship store.

“We are very excited to be part of the Birks Hotel project and we will take this opportunity to renovate our Birks Montreal flagship store as Mr. Salette transforms the rest of the building. The new environment will delight our local and international customers with a shopping experience that will be on par with the world’s leading fine jewellery and timepiece retail destinations,” stated Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and CEO of Birks Group Inc.

“The iconic Birks building is a magnificent location to house a luxury boutique hotel on Phillips Square, which will become a luxury retail and lifestyle destination with the arrival of Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store and the renovations of the Hudson’s Bay store as recently announced. Our property will boast 120 rooms and will offer guests a unique lifestyle experience,” stated Jean Salette, owner of Le St-Martin Hotels.

Renovations for the Birks Hotel are scheduled to start next spring and it is slated to open in the spring of 2018.