In downtown Montreal, Centre Mont-Royal provides groups with an abundance of options for meetings and events of all shapes and sizes. October 14, 2010
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
For 10 years, Centre Mont-Royal has offered meeting planners more than a place to meet. The chameleon-like conference centre has been known to morph from a meeting venue for 500 delegates to a stunning backdrop for awards galas in a single day. It’s played host to the most intimate of meetings and business discussions, as well as publicly celebrated events, such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s speaking presentation and a concert by r&b singer Akon.
Here are the top five reasons to choose Centre Mont-Royal for your next meeting or event:
1. Diverse Spaces
Centre Mont-Royal has it all—10 meeting rooms, six conference halls, three multi-functional foyers with floor-to-ceiling windows, one VIP lounge, a multi-level lobby, a new outdoor terrace, and the piece de resistance, the Symposia Theatre, a modern amphitheater with fixed, tiered seating for 730.
From receptions and gala dinners to movie premieres, awards ceremonies, trade shows and cocktail parties, Centre Mont-Royal has a room to suit any event.
Centre Mont-Royal boasts 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space spread across 17 rooms and it adheres to the stringent standards of the International Association of Conference Centers of North America (IACC).
2. Comfortable Meetings
While the spaces are designed to be flexible and versatile, delegate comfort is at the forefront. High ceilings and abundant natural light provide an open feel, while individual heating and air-conditioning controls and soundproof walls ensure each meeting space is quiet and temperature-appropriate.
At Centre Mont-Royal, meeting and banquet chairs are equipped with IACCapproved, ergonomic swivel chairs. Laminated, non-glare writing tables and enhanced indoor air quality, 10 times fresher than in a standard building, are par for the course.
3. Top Notch Technical
Centre Mont-Royal is a state-of-the art facility fully equipped to meet the technical needs of your meeting or event. CMR also offers on-site audiovisual and multimedia services and wideband high-speed Internet access is available for participants and exhibit booths. Centre Mont-Royal also provides simultaneous live webcasts to different rooms or countries; press rooms; wireless delegate voting response system; production facilities for immediate distribution of tapes or CDs; and high quality video conference facilities for offsite speaker participation.
4. In-house Culinary Team
A renowned culinary team is on-site to serve top-notch local fare and international cuisine. From breakfast to lunch, cocktails to gala dinners, Centre Mont-Royal offers the quality and service of the finest establishments. CMR’s executive chef Yves Malenfant will design a menu suited to your group’s gastronomic requirements, preferences and budget. The state-of-the-art kitchen, built in 2003, and satellite kitchens on the upper floors, are capable of producing up to 1,000 meals a day.
Cream of squash soup with maple syrup and ginger, Black Angus beef tenderloin or a raspberry dome (white-chocolate mousse, with raspberries) are a few examples of what the in-house culinary team can offer.
5. Ease of Access
Centrally located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Centre Mont-Royal is surrounded by fine restaurants and chic boutiques.
Along the luxurious Golden Square Mile and facing McGill University’s historic campus in the business district, CMR is just steps from 3,000 guestrooms.
A 15-minute drive from the city’s international airport, Centre Mont-Royal is easily accessible by car and multi-level guest parking is available on-site. Delegates may also access the facility through the underground city or via the Peel Metro station.
For more information, please visit centremontroyal.com