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Destination Spotlight: Montreal

August 11, 2019| By:Rachael Weir, Five Star Alliance

Infused with French influences, Montreal is a Canadian city alive with festivals, arts, and gastronomy. Blending the Old City with historic streets and charming architecture with the cosmopolitan chic of downtown, the city offers a mix of experiences for travelers. Originally founded as a fur-trapping town in the 17th century, Montreal has been the vibrant heart of the province of Quebec for more than 400 years.

Shaped by anglophone and francophone residents, today the city of Montreal is home to many immigrant communities from around the globe, which has added to the city's multicultural energy and culinary specialties. 

To discover Montreal's energy, Context Travel offers private and small group tours designed for travelers that love to learn. The "Savoring Montreal Food Tour: Exploring the Marche Jean Talon" is a 2.5 hour private tour with a Québécois food expert in one of North America's largest open air markets. While the "Introduction to Montreal Tour: From Fur Trade to Today" is a small group or private tour option to get acquainted with the "City of Saints".

Visit the Context Travel Website to explore Montreal Tour Options

Here are 5 Top Montreal Luxury Hotels with Exclusive Perks:

5. Loews Hotel Vogue

Loews Hotel Vogue

Providing travelers with a private pied-à-terre between two of Canada's largest shopping streets, Sherbrooke and Ste-Caterine, Loews Hotel Vogue is ideal for exploring the Golden Square Mile of Montreal. Steps from boutiques, department stores, and trendy eateries, the property offers a European flair. For dining, Flavor by Loews Hotel Vogue provides an authentically local experience, and La Societe Bistro blends Parisian flavors with American contemporary style.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive Continental breakfast for two daily at La Societe Bistro (also available with room service), a $50 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay (not valid at La Societe Bistro, not applicable to room rate), one welcome glass of beer or wine, per person at Lux Lounge, once per stay.

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4. Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

Next to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and McGill University, Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile provides a convenient location in the heart of the city. At the foot of Mount Royal Park, the hotel features a blend of minimalist design paired with Victorian accents from the estate of railroad pioneer William Cornelius Van Horne. Accommodations have Sofitel's SoBed sleep systems, Le Renoir serves gourmet French cuisine infused with international flavors, and the Clefs d'Or Concierge team can assist guests with personalized recommendations.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include Continental breakfast for each guest daily at Renoir (also available through room service), a $75 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay, a welcome amenity, complimentary Internet access, and an automatic room category upgrade at booking, based on availability.

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3. The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Since opening in 1912, The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal is recognized as the Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street. After recently undergoing a $200 million dollar transformation, the iconic location mixes historic elegance with contemporary luxuries. Guests of the hotel can visit the Spa St. James for treatments or to relax in the steam room, hammam, or sauna, enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Court, dine on refined contemporary cuisine at Maison Boulud, or go for a swim in the rooftop pool.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a hot and cold buffet breakfast for two daily at Maison Boulud and a $100 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay (not applicable to room and taxes and the spa).

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2. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Steps from shopping, sporting, and cultural venues, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is an iconic hotel close to the attractions in Old Montreal. Linked to the central train station, the full-service property recently underwent a massive transformation. Today, guests can enjoy a gastronomic experience at Roselys where fresh ingredients and ambiance blend to pay tribute to Montreal, visit Marche Artisans with an urban market concept for lunch, wine, snacks, or grab-and-go options, or have a cocktail in the sensual atmosphere of Nacarat. This year, the hotel will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-in for Peace.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive buffet breakfast for two daily in Rosélys, a CAD$100 food and beverage credit per stay, and a welcome amenity.

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1. Le Mount Stephen 

Le Mount Stephen

In the heart of Montreal's Golden Mile, Le Mount Stephen is a luxury boutique hotel set within an opulent mansion dating back to 1880. Guest rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, exclusive Harlequin divine beds with custom pillows, and Nespresso coffee machines, while bathrooms have Cura chromotherapy rainfall showerheads. MBIOSPA Prestige provides an array of spa treatments and sensory escapes, and Bar George is a British-inspired restaurant with a contemporary take on classic dishes. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive daily English breakfast for 2 at Bar George, $100 USD Hotel credit, per room, per stay, and welcome amenity.

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