Featuring architecture by Lemay and interiors by Andres Escobar of Lemay + Escobar, Humaniti is the billed as the first vertical village in Montreal. Across three soaring towers, the mixed-use building comprises a Miami-like hotel, residential accommodation and retail space all linked by a cantilever-shaped structure.

Spread over 11 floors, the hotel belongs to Marriott’s Autograph Collection and features two concurrent design themes: bold, geometric accents are inspired by its sharp architecture, while a softer, tranquil emphasis taps into the concept of humanity. The lobby’s lines are soft and sensuous, with cosy sofas and round club chairs wrapped in velvety fabrics and pops of yellow, aqua and fuchsia. Elsewhere, a chandelier is twisted in the sinuous shape of a DNA strand and complements the high ceilings, while geometric floors and a striking ceiling pattern, along with a gold linear partition, convey the tension between sharpness and delicacy.

Humaniti in Montreal, Canada

The same holistic approach characterises the hotel’s 193 guestrooms and suites, which boast floor-to-ceiling windows, silvery and white decor featuring accents of warm wood, yellow and teal, and lustrous silky drapes set against rough concrete pillars. At ground level meanwhile, the meditative side of the Humaniti project is represented by a courtyard that creates a mini-park with benches, flora, a reflecting pool and a café patio.

Located across the street from Palais des Congrès and within a few blocks of Quartier des Spectacles and Old Montreal, the live-work-play project brings a mix of condos, offices, hospitality and wellness to the city.

Humaniti in Montreal, Canada
Photography: © Adrien Williams (headline image), Brandon Barre (interiors)