Constructed for $2 million around the turn of the twentieth century, Chateau Laurier looms over Ottawa, the Canadian capital. Though it has never housed royalty, it was built by Grand Trunk Railway president Charles Melville in the style of the sort of palaces one might find in France. Some 429 guest rooms and a seemingly endless series of public spaces fill the Fairmont hotel's 660,000 square feet.
Credit: David Chapman / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The New NFL
Andrew Luck and the Super-Athletes Making Football Faster, Meaner, and More Fun
Plus: A New Approach to Heart Health
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Americans Kidnapped Abroad: The Forgotten Hostage Crisis
The Last Word: Pierce Brosnan
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.