Hotel William Gray

<p>A delightful mix of old and new, H&ocirc;tel William Gray opened in Montreal&#39;s old quarter in 2016. It&#39;s 127 rooms strong and occupies two historic townhouses plus an eight-story glass tower, with an overall vibe expertly plays up the juxtaposition. (Think 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&#39;teryx base layers, as well as its own line of streetwear-inspired tees and beanies. The hotel&#39;s in-house restaurant, Maggie Oakes, named after the wife of Montreal&#39;s first sheriff, serves up a solid charcuterie board, grilled seasonal veggies, and, for heartier appetites, dry-aged Canadian rib eye.</p>