Meetings Canada



Palais des congrès de Montréal Increases Bookings

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal confirms that it booked six international conventions, three national conventions and several major tradeshows in the quarter ending December 31, 2015. These events represent a combined increase of 23 per cent in event


Aeromexico and WestJet Sign Code-share Agreement

January 15, 2016 by Lori Smith

A new code-share agreement between Aeromexico and WestJet makes getting to and from Mexico City from Canada easier. The new agreement will give Aeromexico’s customers enhanced connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations including


Renaissance Montreal Debuting in January 2016

December 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

Renaissance Montreal is on schedule to open its doors on January 18, 2016. The property, which is managed by Urgo Hotels Canada, is housed in the former Canada Post building at the corner of Cathcart Street and Robert-Bourassa Boulevard in


Montreal's Palais des congrès Partners to Build LSHS Biz

November 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has partnered with a non-profit economic development organization to bring more health and life science-related conventions to the centre and the city. The Palais has teamed up with Montréal InVivo. Dedicated to the creation of a business


Air Canada Adds New Montreal to US Routes

November 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will begin new non-stop service between Montreal and three US cities next summer. The new transborder routes include Montreal-Denver, Montreal-Houston and Montreal-Philadelphia. “As one of the major corporations headquartered in Montreal and the largest airline serving the city,


Montreal Fairmont to Close for Renovations

October 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will close Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in downtown Montreal in mid-June 2016 for a CDN $140 million renovation. The property’s common areas and some 500 guestrooms will reopen in June 2017, in time for celebrations marking


Fairmont Chateau Frontenac GM Wins Hotelier Award

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Robert Mercure, GM, Fairmont Château Frontenac

Robert Mercure, general manager of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, has won the Pinnacle Award for the 2015 Hotelier of the Year in Canada. “I am deeply touched and personally appreciative of this amazing honour from peers within the hospitality industry,”

News Reports Secondary Cities More Popular

September 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Secondary cities have experienced the greatest growth in popularity with domestic and international travellers, reports The one exception is Winnipeg, which climbed two spots, breaking into the top ten. According to the accommodation booking website’s latest Hotel Price Index™, Mont


Vaudreuil-Dorion Holiday Inn Opens

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

The new-build, 134-room Holiday Inn Express® and Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec is now open, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express in the city. It joins other IHG properties in the Greater Montreal


JPdL Montreal Adds to Sales Team

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith
Stephanie Cuillerier, JPdL Montreal

Stephanie Cuillerier has joined JPdL Montreal’s sales team as a destination management expert. Cuillerier’s experience ranges from creating and packaging events to “nitty gritty planning and coordinating.” It is complemented by her university degree and being an “artsy yogi with


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