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A delightful mix of old and new, Hôtel William Gray opened in Montreal’s old quarter in 2016. At 127 rooms strong and occupying two historic townhouses, plus an eight-story glass tower, the overall vibe expertly plays up the juxtaposition. (See rich leathers mixed with raw concrete.) A newly opened (seasonal) outdoor pool is a big hit on the second floor. Downstairs, Off the Hook, a local boutique with a cult following is stocked with everything from exclusive Vans collaborations to wool baseball caps by Polar Skate and Arc’teryx base layers, as well as their own line of streetwear-inspired tees and beanies. The in-house restaurant, Maggie Oakes, named after the wife of Montreal’s first sheriff, serves up a solid charcuterie board, grilled seasonal veggies, and for heartier appetites, dry-aged Canadian rib eye.

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