So, as you may or may not know, browsing Craigslist is one of my favorite pastimes, and two weeks ago I came across a most intriguing barter ad.
I am the new owner of a small and quaint boutique hotel in downtown Montreal in the Golden square mile. I am currently in need of all sorts of skilled labour, included below:
Curtain and Cushion making
Minor renovation work
If you can offer me any of these, I can give you stays at the hotel at a rate which we can discuss. I need lots of help, so multiple people are needed.
One of the things I am interested in pursuing is running a hotel or B&B, so I figured, what a perfect opportunity for me to gain a little insight on the industry. The hotel is Manoir Ambrose (website currently under construction as well), and the renovators are Hans and cousin Joseph. Situated right downtown in the Golden Mile, Manoir Ambrose offers affordable accommodations in a quaint, unique location. Be sure to check back on their website once it’s up and running!
For three days last week, I helped with some demo and some painting around the hotel. They are converting one of their largest rooms into a new breakfast room/lounge area. I’m pretty excited about the plans! Check out some pics of the demo below. Will keep you updated on the progress!