Inauguration of hotel and office complex at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, AXOR President Yvan Dupont inaugurated the brand new hotel and office complex at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. With a total area of 300,000 square feet, the 10-floor building includes a hotel managed by Marriott as well as the head office of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM). The complex is located at the heart of the airport above the transborder (U.S.) departures sector.

Canadian developer AXOR, which owns the building, was responsible for its overall financing, design and construction. The project created 375 jobs during the construction period and 200 permanent jobs now that the facility is open.

"We are proud to add this world-class complex to our real estate portfolio, especially considering the positive impact it will have on Montréal's economy. The entire complex, and particularly our Marriott-managed hotel, consolidates the city's airport facilities and reinforces Montréal-Trudeau Airport's place in the international travel circuit," stated Yvan Dupont, President of AXOR, who was accompanied by Mr. Michael Beckley, Senior Vice-President, Lodging Development, Marriott Hotels and Resorts Canada.

The hotel

The 279-room hotel has everything that a destination hotel should offer to business people and tourists. It was built from a contemporary vision and with a constant concern for quality both in terms of design and choice of materials. According to Mr. Tony Capuano, Executive Vice-President, Lodging for Marriott, the AXOR complex is recognized as one of Marriott's two most beautiful airport hotels in the world, the other being in Hong Kong.

The hotel is the only one in the area to offer a full range of hotel services. It has 12 conference rooms, a large ballroom (which can be divided into 6 smaller rooms), and a highly sophisticated business centre with meeting rooms to allow international visitors to hold meetings or job interviews in Montréal without having to leave the airport. To relax, guests can socialize in the hotel's restaurant and bar-a haven of natural light-or pay a visit to the fitness room, pool or spa. ADM also owns and manages a parking lot of 500 places located under the hotel.

Office space

ADM's head office is located at the top of the building on the 9th and 10th floors. With an area of 58,000 square feet, the new office space groups all administrative services for ADM under one roof and in proximity to airport operations. Providing an unobstructed view of airport activities, the full-height windows are also an impressive source of natural light.

Remarkable design and construction

Independent experts in acoustics were involved in the project to ensure exceptional sound insulation. The materials were selected based on verify and categorize performances in accredited laboratories, such as that of the National Research Council Canada (NRCC). During the construction, a room replica was created on site to verify whether the insulation could handle real-life conditions. The result: almost complete soundproofing, including from sounds made by the largest aircraft.

The architectural concept of the complex was developed by Provencher Roy + Associés while Moreaux Hauspy + Associés were responsible for its design. Other team members included Pageau Morel, which handled the mechanical and electrical engineering components, while Pasquin St-Jean et Associés oversaw the structural engineering elements.

About AXOR

Founded in 1972, AXOR develops large-scale projects in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. With its head office in Montréal, AXOR has a real estate portfolio of more than 6 million square feet made up of office and industrial buildings, hotels, factories, and sports complexes across Canada. For more information, visit www.axor.com.

    
                           Hotel and office complex
                         at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

    1. Complex:

           - Owner/developer: AXOR
           - Investor: AXOR
           - Designer/builder: AXOR
           - Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés
           - Electrical and mechanical engineering: Pageau Morel
           - Sturctural engineering: Pasquin St-Jean et Associés
           - Design: Moreaux Hauspy + Associés
           - Area: 300,000 square feet

    2. Hotel:

           - Manager: Marriott Hotels and Resorts Canada
           - 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors and a section of the 9th floor
           - Full service
           - 279 rooms
           - Conference and business centre
           - Ballroom: approximately 6,905 square feet
           - 12 conference rooms
           - Restaurant and bar
           - Espressamente Illy café
           - Pool
           - Spa
           - Fitness room

    3. Offices:

           - Tenant: Aéroports de Montréal
           - 9th floor: approximately 21,000 square feet
           - 10th floor: approximately 37,000 square feet
    

SOURCE AXOR

For further information: For further information: Katherine Roux Groleau, Consultant, CASACOM, (514) 286-2145, extension 228, (514) 998-8540 (cell), krouxgroleau@casacom.ca

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