The Hotel du Voyageur-Gatineau, Outaouais
The Hotel V (Hotel du Voyageur) opened in 1989 under the name of “Auberge du Voyageur”. That was the year that Gilles and Ginette St-Jean left Val D’Or in Abitibi to establish a new hotel business in the Outaouais. After personally seeing to the construction of the building, they made their start in the hotel trade. The original building housed some 26 rooms.
Three years later, 14 new rooms where added. 1994 marked the opening of the patio bar and then in 1999 came the Bistro L’Entracte, a second conference room and a terrace.
In 2000 their children, Dany and Josée, took over the reins and, in 2004, decided to change the hotel’s corporate image starting with the name which was changed to Hotel du Voyageur and the addition of a complete restaurant, a second terrace and two more conference rooms.
In September 2007, the hotel got a “make over” starting with an exterior renovation followed in October of the same year by an expansion of the reception area and car port to be able to welcome more guests. A comfortable lounge with a fire place, a big screen television and two free of charge internet stations was made available to our guests. At the same time, all the hallways were also redone. Many of our rooms also underwent major improvements allowing us to be awarded a 4-star hotel rating in May 2008.
In the spring of 2009, a renovation of the restaurant and bar was undertaken. The Resto Bistro RUMEUR is a spot where the food and atmosphere are really worth discovering. There are the ’Oui dire du chef’’, le Plat Tentation, l’Infidèle and lots more. Rumors have it that these modern and lively surroundings are where it’s all happening!
The vision of the young proprietors continued into 2010 with the hotel’s name changing once again to become Hotel V. With the addition of new contemporary design rooms and superior quality amenities, the establishment has become what is most certainly the trendiest hotel in the area. Its qualified personnel and attention to service combine to make a visit to the Hotel V one of the beautiful Gatineau region’s most memorable experiences.
5 years later, in 2015, a big new project came to life; The construction of 29 new spacious and updated rooms, adding a spa and sauna, a new reception room for up to 120 people and the modernization of its restaurant. From the development to the design, this great project ends in 2016. The owners and their team are proud to see the company grow and are impressed by the evolution through 27 years of operation. All these fine achievements would not be possible without the support of its loyal clientele.
A story worth following!