Lac Leamy Hilton, Gatineau, Quebec (consortium ABCD)
With its opening in September 2001, Loto-Québec’s Urban Resort consolidated a wide range of entertainment and magical spaces along the Gatineau Park system—The Casino du Lac Leamy, a 350-room 5-star Hilton Hotel, a 1000-seat theatre, restaurants, a spa, meeting rooms and a 2500-seat ballroom and conference hall.
“Naturally, the owners at Hilton wanted to create a hotel that would represent an elite of design and guest experience. We were able to bring natural and entertainment elements together, side-by-side, and help make that experience memorable through space.”
The concept of the resort is the balanced contrast between urban entertainments and the tranquility of a park-like setting, giving guests the choice of what suits their mood best: cycling, cross-country skiing, first-class dining, or a show. The site offers views of Ottawa across the lake formed in an old quarry and toward the Gatineau Hills, north of the nation’s capital.