Baie-Saint-Paul is a colourful and diverse area that embraces the many travellers who come to discover its myriad attractions and artistic offerings. Whether for business or pleasure, visitors of all kinds want to enjoy themselves and discover the gems of our region.
Located in downtown Baie-Saint-Paul on Saint Jean-Baptiste Street, historic Maison Otis was built in 1836 and converted into an inn in the 1970s. From the moment it opened, it became one of the region’s top-rated establishments for both its accommodations and its restaurant.
Maison Otis is truly one of Baie-Saint-Paul’s treasures. It was purchased in 2017 by Louis Chapdeleine who invested $2 million to completely renovate the home and restore it to its original glory.
The renovation project will result in 25 high-quality units (20 suits and apartments) and commercial space available for long-term lease for restaurants, a performance hall, and a bar lounge. It will also include a main dining room with 46 seats and a private area with 18 additional seats. During the summer, a terrace can be added for a total of 60 seats. A large professional kitchen was also added. And finally, parking spots will be available for clients.
Furthermore, we are pursuing our mission to properly remunerate artists who will help decorate Maison Otis. Too often, artists are asked to lend or donate their pieces or even sell their artwork on consignment in the hope of receiving an income. The same thing goes for musicians. We believe that a tip jar near a scene is not a sufficient way to compensate them. Maison Otis wants to become a prestigious venue for artists.
Located on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street, the city’s main artery with numerous art galleries, Maison Otis needs to stand out and ensure continuity while providing timeless art that showcases local talent!
It’s important to mention that 100% of the amount raised will go directly to artists.
The ongoing project will cost the hotel owners $50,000 and $15,000 has already been distributed. The artwork purchased will be permanently on display in various areas of the hotel. Performance halls will also be available to ensure live musical performances.
The first in a number of works carried out will be the transformation of our grand piano by Cynthia Coulombe, the refurbishment of our stairwell leading to the suites, our glass windows and interactive timeline, and the restoration of our famous fountain. We would also like to record musical performances to produce compilations exclusive to Maison Otis and provide local artists with permanent residence. Our goal is to provide a way to harmoniously combine the worlds of music and visual arts.
Online soon: we are currently building a website where guests can book their reservations online. It will also serve as a window into the activities of the CAB (cabaret de la Maison Otis), the restaurant, the live performances at Corp.o (Mason Otis’ bar lounge), the foodie boutique, and the spa (massage therapy centre).
Maison Otis is scheduled to reopen its doors on December 1, 2018.
For more information and to visit the site, please contact Martyne Huot at (514) 945-1799.
Thank you on behalf of our artists