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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


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