Renowned as a classy, independent boutique establishment, Montreal’s Hotel du Fort identified its mission to provide clients with a “home away from home” for the past 21 years.

Sadly, the hotel has announced it will close its doors November 1 after dedicated service to many celebrity guests over the years, including many from the Cree Nation.

“We always strive to go over and above what our guests can expect because we know what they like,” said Sophie Richardson, the hotel’s assistant director of sales.

The hotel’s staff agonized over the painful decision for years and finally made the announcement “with heavy hearts” in early September.

Hotel management extended its thanks to all past and present guests.