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Pomerleau’s efforts ensure Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth reopens its doors on time

Pomerleau congratulates all those who worked on the major transformation of Montreal’s prestigious Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, the largest hotel in Eastern Canada. After 12 months of work, during which time the hotel was closed, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has officially reopened and welcomed its first guests this week.

As the general contractor, Pomerleau completed the common areas, the meeting rooms and 500 of the hotel rooms respecting the tight schedule. The remaining 450 rooms and many more new features will be unveiled in the weeks to come, as per the planned schedule.  

"The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth project is the result of an industry that has all the elements in place to succeed," says Ian Kirouac, P. Eng., Pomerleau's Vice President of Construction. “When you have a skilled workforce, specialized and experienced partners, skilled engineers, creative architects, a committed contractor and a trusted customer, the project team goes into collaborative mode, accomplishes great things and helps raise the construction industry to another level."  

Adds Stephan Lacombe, P. Eng., Senior Project Manager at Pomerleau: “It is above all the love of challenges that prevailed on this worksite. This unifying project mobilized, within all the teams, the resources, both human and technical, to ensure we delivered. I am particularly proud of the adaptability my team demonstrated in the transformation of this renowned institution.”  

The hotel's owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, noted in its press release: “The project objectives have been achieved with the collaboration, expertise and hard work of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and principally two Montreal firms: Pomerleau, the general contractor, who worked closely with Sid Lee Architecture on the project.”