Original construction, of where La Place Rendez-Vous sits today, began in 1961 when Len & Lois Cadieux opened the “Gourmet House”.
It wasn’t until 1971 that the “Rendezvous Restaurant” was born, opened by Albert Bernardi, Bud Mallory, and Hank Smith.
Leo Noonan bought Hank Smith’s share in 1972 and the following year bought out the two remaining partners, gaining full ownership of the business in 1973.
In 1973 Leo co-managed the business with George Black, for a year, and then managed the business on his own until his son Paul joined him in August of 1976.
Between 1974 and 1980 Leo acquired an adjoining 200 ft of lakeshore property from Lawrence & Cathy Veert as well as 100 ft from Stan Dolyny, bringing the Rendezvous’ total lakefront property to the 400 ft it is today.
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
Original construction of La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel didn’t begin until January of 1985 when the hotel lobby and 18 hotel rooms were added. The dining room, lounge, and kitchen were also renovated to accommodate the new expansion.
When original construction of La Place Rendez-Vous hotel was completed in the summer of 1985, Leo Noonan retired. Leo’s brother-in-law Georges Blanc along with Paul Noonan assumed ownership.
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel & Convention Centre
Additional expansions were constructed in 1987, 1989, 1992, and 2000 bringing the total hotel room count to 70 as well as the addition of the 300-person banquet facilities constructed above the restaurant.
Georges Blanc retired from the business in 2008. Today, Paul Noonan and daughter Sarah Noonan, make sure that La Place Rendezvous-Vous, undergoes regular updates and changes, in the effort to keep current with popular hotel & dining industry practices and trends.