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This year marks a significant moment in Montréal’s timeline, one that has included a period
of reflection and celebration with the city’s
375th anniversary as well as a transformational shift with the debut of numerous projects that testify to its creativity and vibrancy.
The opening of new attractions, venues,
and hotels has also created new avenues
for groups to make the most of their time
together in Montréal, a destination that continues to make hospitality its main priority.
One of the first visual signs of this
transformation is the illuminated Jacques-Cartier Bridge. In honor of Montréal’s 375th
and Canada’s 150th anniversaries, Moment
Factory, a Montréal-based multimedia-entertainment company, has designed an
interactive light installation for the iconic
landmark that changes with the season.
Incentive groups can take over one of
Montréal’s many rooftop terraces for optimal
views of the illuminated bridge.
Montréal’s ever-expanding collection of
group venues and activities makes the destination ideal for incentive groups. The historic Alexandra Pier at the Port of Montréal
has a brand-new cruise terminal along with
a new historical exhibit and well-equipped
spaces for meetings and events, including
a green roof. Also located in Old Montréal is
the Cité Mémoire installation, which projects
close to a dozen videos onto myriad surfaces,
turning the neighborhood into a giant, metaphorical open-air museum that gives visitors
a unique (and free!) way to experience the
Along with new things to do and see, there
are plenty of new places to stay. Throughout
the city, planners will find all kinds of new
properties, from boutique hotels like Hôtel
Mount Stephen to reimagined historic gems
like Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, which
reopened earlier this year after a year-long
renovation. Partnering with the innovative
conference C2 Montréal, Fairmont The
Queen Elizabeth’s redesigned second and
third floors now function as a business hub,
called Espace C2, that allows groups to easily
adapt its multifunctional spaces for nearly
any need or purpose.
For more information: Tourisme Montréal
— firstname.lastname@example.org; (514) 844-4085 or (800)
230-0001, ext. 2301; mtl.org/meetings
Global ties Getting to Montréal is getting easier. In 2017, nonstop service began to Tel Aviv,
Algiers, Marseille, Lima, and Shanghai. In 2018,
Air Canada will begin direct flights to Tokyo.
New view The Grande Roue now counts as one of the tallest observation wheels in North
America, offering panoramic views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. The new attraction is a
short walk from the Palais des congrès de Montréal and offers corporate packages for groups.