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Montreal Residence Inn Re-opens

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown has re-opened following a multi-million dollar renovation. “We’re beyond excited to be open again and our guest response has been exceptional,” said Marco Carelli, general manager of Residence Inn Montreal Downtown. “Our returning guests


Montréal Still Tops with Associations

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

For the fourth year in a row, Montréal has ranked first in the Americas for international association events, according to the Union of International Associations’ (UIA) 2014 International Meeting Statistics Report. The city, which came out ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos


Palais des congrès Picks Mobile App Partner

June 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

Palais des congrès de Montréal has named CGI as its official developer and provider of customizable mobile event applications (apps). Headquartered in Montreal, CGI is an information technology, consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and solutions company with offices around the world. It is working


Groupe Germain Takes Reins of Charlevoix Property

June 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

Québec City-based Groupe Germain Hotels has taken over the operation of Hôtel La Ferme, the unique farm experience property located in Charlevoix. The change was effective June 1, 2015. As the newest member of Groupe Germain Hotel network, Hôtel La Ferme has been renamed


Rendez-Vous Heading to Quebec

May 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism Quebec and Tourisme Montréal have won the bid to host  the next edition of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), Canada’s top international tourism marketplace. Rendez-vous 2016 will be held April 24-27 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The appointment-based show, which


Don Appetit! Puttin’ on the Ritz at Maison Boulud

May 4, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF In February, Maison Boulud, in the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, earned a four-star award from 2015 Forbes Travel Guide, one of only two Montreal restaurants (and one of only four Quebec eateries) to garner the distinction. Curious, I headed


MPI Montreal & Quebec Announces 2015 Award Winners

April 22, 2015 by Lori Smith
MPI Montreal & Quebec 2015 Award Winners, April 16, 2015

Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI)  Montreal and Quebec chapter honoured five of its members as part of its National Meetings Industry Day celebrations. At a gala dinner, held April 16th at the Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal, the chapter gave out awards in five


Don Appetit! Otto’s Italian- and Asian-Inflected Delights

April 20, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Nestled in Victoria Square, Montreal’s W Hotel houses Otto, a colourfully contemporary, white-tablecloth restaurant turning out first-rate Italian- and Asian-inflected fare. Among the excellent starters, for example, is an absurdly generous portion of chopped tuna tartare atop


Ritz-Carlton Montreal's Maison Boulud Gets Four Stars from Forbes

February 24, 2015 by Lori Smith
Ritz Boulud Montreal

Maison Boulud, located in the iconic Ritz-Carlton Montreal, has earned a 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. It is one of only two Montreal restaurants recognized with Four-Star status, one of four in all of Quebec, and one of just


Group Germain Gets Second Investment for Alt Hotels Brand

December 3, 2014 by Lori Smith

A transaction valued at more than $80 million in share capital will be added to the Alt Canada Investment Fund L.P. The new investment will allow Group Germain Hotels to develop the Alt Hotels brand in Canadian markets where it


FBI Picks Quebec City

September 17, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Centre des congrès de Québec will be hosting more than 1,000 officer graduates from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, at the 2018 edition of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) Training Conference and Exhibition. Québec City’s nomination


AIPC Gives Nod to Canadian Convention Centres

July 8, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Ottawa Convention Centre took the runner-up spots in the International Association of Convention Centres’ (AIPC) Apex Award competition for the world’s best congress centre. In addition, the Centre des congrès de Québec