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ALT Hotels: No-frills Chic

ALT Hotels offers an affordable, ultramodern alternative for meetings and business travel in Quebec.

ALT Hotels offers an affordable, ultramodern alternative for meetings and business travel in Quebec. October 14, 2010

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ALT Hotels

ALT Hotels

For planners looking for a break from the ordinary, ALT Hotels in Montreal and Quebec City may offer just that. ALT Hotels’ philosophy is providing guests with an alternative, affordable hotel experience without skimping on quality and convenience.

Created by the Germain family, pioneers of the boutique-hotel concept in Canada, ALT Hotels offers ultra comfortable rooms with intelligent design, centralized wireless Internet, and an environmental attitude that includes using resources in an economical and responsible manner.

ALT Hotels’ first property, located on Montreal’s South Shore, is the ALT Hotel Quartier DIX30. The newly constructed 14-storey tower, with 158 rooms, is the only hotel located in the heart of Brossard’s new lifestyle centre, Quartier DIX30. Quartier DIX30 is an innovative Main Street-style pedestrian district that includes a theatre, cinema, urban spa, fitness centre, shopping and dining.

At ALT Hotel Quartier DIX30, the details matter. Guestrooms feature 10-foot ceilings, spa-style bathrooms, oversized windows, 32-inch flat-screen TVs with connectivity panels to tune into your laptop, iPod clock radios, and complimentary wireless Internet. In addition, the sounds of a live DJ greet you in the hotel lobby.

That same detail is seen in their interactive, innovative meeting spaces. About 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space is divided into five meeting rooms that can comfortably accommodate 130 people or less. The ALTernative is a bright, open space ideal for cocktails, lectures, dinners or networking sessions and features a walnut staircase extending from the lobby lounge to the second floor mezzanine. The ALTitude room occupies the entire 15th (and top) floor with views of Montreal and the Monteregie area.

Meeting rooms are equipped with recessed 50-inch plasma TVs, or a projection screen, and high-speed Internet—and the hotel provides notepads, pens, a flip chart and water.

Catering partners include nearby Aurochs, Tomate Blanche and Cumulus to meet all your dining needs.

Post-meeting, if delegates want to kick back, ALT Hotel can transform a day meeting room into a lounge-style living room at night, so delegates can relax with others in the evening.

The ALT Hotel in Quebec City is the brand’s second venture. The recently refurbished, 126-room property is conveniently located near the heart of Old Quebec and Jean-Lesage International Airport.

For corporate meetings and events, ALT Hotel Quebec has six meeting rooms totaling 5,000 sq. ft. of versatile space.

The Cantin and Deschamps Rooms are stylish salons with spectacular views of Quebec City from the hotel’s eighth floor. The Mezzanine, which can accommodate up to 40 people, is the perfect setting for a conference, party or banquet. But it’s the Germain, Rochette and Nadeau Rooms— three individually appointed rooms with their own flat-screen TV, which transform into one salon to accommodate 100 – that constitute the hotel’s prized meeting space. Flexible and functional, the rooms can be set-up as one room for the morning, partitioned into three for breakouts for the afternoon and brought together as one room at the end of the day.

Breaks at ALT Hotels can be invigorating. During “ALTbreak,” a trainer surprises meeting attendees by getting them up out of their seats for six minutes of light exercise, mid-meeting. Energy bars and juice are offered as a post-workout snack.

Le Bistango Restaurant provides on-site dining and catering options to ensure your delegates are satiated in body and mind.

5 Reasons You Will Love ALT hotels:

1.  All rooms are the same affordable price year-round

2. They’re the first hotel group in Canada to use a geothermal heating and cooling system

3. You won’t have to learn new names—Hotel staff turnover is extremely low

4. Centralized wireless Internet is complimentary

5. Free indoor and outdoor parking for guests

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