Montreal, Quebec is known for an engaging history, vibrant nightlife, exciting festivals and extraordinary cuisine. When you plan your next vacation to this exciting metropolis, be sure to stay at the city’s most prestigious hotel: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.
Montreal’s Prestigious Hotel
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has been a Montreal institution for over 50 years. The prestigious hotel finished construction in the late 1950’s but the project began in 1952, the same year Queen Elizabeth II took the British throne. This exclusive getaway took its name in honor of her ascension. As such, it’s not surprising that the royal family has graced the hotel on its visits to Quebec. To date, Queen Elizabeth II has stayed here four times. Other notable royal guests include the queen’s husband Prince Philip, the Queen Mother and Prince Charles.
In addition to British royalty, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has hosted a long list of heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries, including Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, the Dalai Lama and Mikail Gorbachev.
The largest hotel in Quebec, it recently underwent an extensive renovation. With a cost nearing $140M, the all-new luxury hotel updated rooms and added a variety of dining opportunities, a multi-purpose venue and an ingenious penthouse business space.
Brag-worthy Guest Quarters
With over 1,000 rooms and suites, as well as more than 20 unique room styles, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has something for everyone! Easily the most decadent suite at his prestigious hotel would surely be the Royal Ville-Marie Suite. Designed as a residential apartment on the 19th floor, access this exceptional suite through a private elevator. Inside, find a formal dining room with room for 10 people, a kitchen, a master suite and a living room complete with an atrium. Assuredly, the views of downtown will not disappoint. Moreover, these elegant accommodations can connect to an adjoining suite.
And while there are a wealth of other rooms and suites within this exclusive getaway, none are as important to music history as the John Lennon & Yoko Ono Suite. Indeed, this is the very suite where, in 1969, John and Yoko had their famous bed-in for peace! Furthermore, the former Beatle also penned his anti-war song, Give Peace a Chance in these guest quarters. Located on the 17th floor, this 1,378 square foot suite boasts fantastic city views. The two bedroom-two bathroom suite also has a kitchenette and dining room. And in a nod to its former guests, enjoy nods to John and Yoko throughout.
A Fairmont Gold Membership
Like all hotels in the Fairmont collection, a Fairmont Gold membership adds an extra degree of luxury to any stay. At Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, enjoy time in the Fairmont Gold Lounge. Located on the 21st floor, the top level at this prestigious hotel, the lounge provides complimentary beverages throughout the day as well as a private spot to relax. In addition, starting at 5:00, enjoy complimentary canapes. And in the morning, stop by for a continental breakfast. Moreover, the dedicated Fairmont Gold Concierge holds the keys to making your Montreal vacation extraordinary.
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Rosélys, the main restaurant at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, offers a refined menu featuring local ingredients. As such, expect seasonal flavors. Moreover, this elegant restaurant excels at bistronomy. This culinary technique redefines traditional haute cuisine methods by focusing on simplicity. At this restaurant, you’ll find a relaxed ambiance with expertly-cooked fare.
For a more grab-and-go approach, be sure to stop by Marché Artisans. This gourmet shop has groceries, a bakery, a creperie, a pizzeria and more. Furthermore, these delicious bites can be delivered right to your door! Krema Café also has fresh baked delicacies but it is truly their coffee that draws patrons through the door. With locally roasted beans, skilled baristas expertly prepare brews so delightful that, although there are myriad coffee shops in Montreal, Krema Café is a favorite among locals.
And, of course, should you find yourself wanting to shut down the night, look no further than Nacarat Bar. Combining the glamour of the 1970’s and the sleekness of today, this bar is unlike any other. Liquors, spirits and flavors are carefully considered and mastered with a gourmet touch. To find your signature cocktail, consult their taste wheel of 25 handcrafted drinks.
One of the most unique offerings at Moment is the collection of Well-Being Breaks. These massage, facial, hand and foot care treatments have one important characteristic in common: they last only 25 minutes! Indeed, that shortened amount allows guests to indulge and pamper themselves even within a packed schedule. How perfect!
But if you are craving more than just a short service, fear not. The spa has a full menu of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments. They also offer a lengthy list of spa packages. Moreover, for a personalized experience, try the Tailored Spa Package where the spa team creates a package to fit your unique needs.
In addition to the spa, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth also has a well-equipped Wellness Center. Here, find top-of-the-line fitness equipment, jacuzzi, sauna and an indoor pool. Indeed, the Wellness Center even offers a wealth of classes that are conducted virtually!
Like the rest of this prestigious hotel, the event venues underwent a significant renovation and redesign. Now, Espace C2 is the crown jewel of the city. Located on the 21st floor, this glass-enclosed event space offers a stunning view of the city, an abundance of natural light and limitless configurations to suit every need. Capable of hosting up to 220 attendees, Espace C2 is equipped with the most up-to-date technology.
As for weddings, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth continues to excel. With seven unique venues from which to choose, every happy couple is sure to find their ideal space. From the grand elegance and size of Place du Canada to the intimate outdoor atmosphere of the terrace, this prestigious hotel makes the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.
With its new renovations, exquisite cuisine and relaxing spa, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is the prestigious hotel in Montreal that you can’t miss out on!