Three Stylish Hotels

Three chic options in London, Montreal and Cancun 

Hôtel Gault

From stunning lobbies and unique amenities to thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, these three properties are well worth checking into.

Hôtel Gault, Montreal, Quebec

Location is surpassed only by style at this boutique property in Old Montreal. Built in 1871, the ornate greystone building is perfectly historic, while the comfortable, modern interiors (think sleek glass and wood alongside artfully exposed brick) are as contemporary as they come.

The stylish lobby hosts Gault Restaurant, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch or drinks (including its signature maple syrup-laced cocktails) on-site or in your room. Additional amenities include a 24/7 gym and a library with fireplace for cozy tête-à-têtes.

All 30 rooms include free Wi-Fi, heated bathroom floors and luxe linens, and range from 350-square-foot lofts, suites with private outdoor terraces and the 1,020-square-foot deluxe apartment with kitchenette, living room, dining area and workspace. Rates from $179. —Kat Tancock

The Hoxton, Shoreditch, London, England

Inspired by the character of its trendy East End neighbourhood and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, The Hoxton, Shoreditch, epitomizes cool with an industrial-chic lobby, two huge fireplaces and perfect-for-lounging couches and armchairs.

Rock up to the upcycled front desk made from vintage wooden filing cabinets to check into one of 210 guest rooms—202 rooms are playfully updated (think retro print cushions and Roberts revival radios), while eight new concept rooms (like the Hox Cabin) offer bolder designs.  

The hotel’s Hoxton Grill restaurant and bar is a local hot spot with an everyone’s-invited party vibe and a resident DJ on the weekends. 

There’s also free Wi-Fi, but “The Hox” ups the ante with a one-hour daily quota of phone calls to “pretty much anywhere” in the world. Rates from £99. —Diane Bolt

Paradisus Resort, Cancun, Mexico 

Made up of five massive beachfront pyramids, this all-inclusive will impress you from the minute you walk into the lobby, which is adorned with hanging greenery. 

The resort boasts 668 rooms, all with balconies and lagoon or ocean views, and several types of accommodation including family concierge suites (kids welcome) and royal service suites (adults only). Kids will love amenities just for them, like an in-room backpack and bathrobe, a Kids Club and a teens’ salon. 

Spend a morning on the nine-hole golf course, lounge in a cabana bed or get pampered at the beautiful YHI Spa. And don’t leave without dining at upscale Tempo by Martin Berasategui (the only one of the resort’s nine restaurants not included in all-inclusive prices). Rates from US$430 for double occupancy. —Alyssa Quirico