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Decades ago, this seven-acre historic site was home to the people and presses of the Montréal Gazette newspaper. In 2009 the site is once again making headlines as Le Westin Montréal brings a renaissance to the Montreal hotel landscape.

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Top 3 Reasons … To choose Le Westin Montreal for your next meeting
MeetingsCanada.com, October 2010. 1. Commitment to Green Meetings. Meeting rooms are equipped with recycling bins, energy-efficient digital signage, and linen-less stainless tables for coffee breaks, buffet and food stations. To reduce waste and assist a local cause, Le Westin Montreal donates unused food to La table des chefs, an organization that enlists local chefs to provide culinary and nutritional workshops in their community and provide sustenance to the less fortunate. Continue Reading »

Montreal Places, Spaces & Concepts to Design Meetings & Events
Ignite.ca, September 2010. Montreal holds an edge as host to an emerging generation of business events that are anything but old-fashioned. Home to some of Canada’s hippest new companies in film, special effects, gaming and creative arts, a buzz of innovation infuses what’s new or notable right now. Continue Reading »

Le Westin Montréal Adds Even More Meeting Space With Opening of a New Tradeshow Hall
Ignite.ca, September 30, 2010. Le Westin Montreal’s extraordinary 16,000 square foot open concept exhibition hall is the newest addition to the hotel’s expansive 40,000 square feet of windowed meeting space. Continue Reading »

Westin Montreal Debuts 16,000-sq.-ft. Exhibition Hall, Offers Free Meeting Space to Planners
Meetingscanada.com, September 29, 2010. Le Westin Montreal has debuted a 16,000-sq.-ft. open-concept exhibition hall, augmenting the hotel’s 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Offering skyline views, the new hall features an 8,700-sq.-ft. Grande Place, along with seven adjoining breakout rooms, ranging from 550 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft. each. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Corduroy at Le Westin Montreal…
Corduroymag.com, Issue VII. There’s something to be said about contemporary institutions and businesses that pay respect to the past. It’s something that made even more compelling when the past is steeped in rich tradition and heritage. This, we discovered, during a recent impromptu visit to Montreal, and a stay at the beautiful Le Westin hotel. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Le Westin Montréal Adds Even More Meeting Space With Opening of a New Tradeshow Hall
Toronto, September 2, 2010 – Le Westin Montreal’s extraordinary 16,000 square foot open concept exhibition hall is the newest addition to the hotel’s expansive 40,000 square feet of windowed meeting space. Continue Reading »

Le Westin Montreal – by Bryen Dunn
Tripatlas.com, August 26, 2010. Le Westin Hotel in Montreal is a perfect contrast between old world charm and new age luxury. The main entrance allows cars to drive into a grand hall that once housed the printing presses of The Gazette newspaper. The first thing you notice when pulling up to the lobby is a luminescent reflection right above the front entrance doors. It is one of only two hotels in Canada that has a see-through glass bottom swimming pool. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Hit Up Le Westin Montreal for Le Labor Day Weekend
Hotelchatter.com, August 19, 2010. Can’t get away to Europe for Labor Day? The next best thing is Montreal and more specifically Le Westin Montreal located between the Old Montréal neighborhood and the city’s business district. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

An A. List Weekend In Montreal
AskMen.com, August 19, 2010. Why? Because this is why we call ourselves the A. List. We know there’s a little bit of a rivalry, but Toronto and Montreal are the two most interesting cities in Canada, and that's why we think they should get to know each other a little better. That's why AskMen, in conjunction with Le Westin Montreal, have decided to help the process. We're sending one A. List reader, along with his companion of choice, to stay for a weekend at the Westin Montreal and check out the competition. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Le Westin Montréal celebrates anniversary with summer savings
Travelpress.com, July 15, 2010. This summer, Le Westin Montréal is celebrating its first anniversary by offering a gift of savings for travellers. The anniversary special offers guests a rate starting from $179 per night for arrivals any day of the week through Aug. 27. As an added bonus, the hotel is including breakfast for two adults and two children under the age of 12 and complimentary parking at the hotel. The special offers nearly $100 in savings per night. Advance reservations are required. To book a stay, call 1-866-716-8101 and reference rate code MDS or visit http://www.westinmontreal.com/montrealhotelspecials.html.

The Party-Round-the-Clocker: Trips for beer geeks, jazz enthusiasts, pool crashers, electro clubbers, and professional hobnobbers.
New York Magazine, Apri1 4, 2010 – Montreal, Quebec. Go clubbing in artsy quartiers in Partytown, Canada. Arrive thirsty: Montrealers view drinking cheaply as their birthright. Case in point: Apportez votre vin (Bring your own wine) restaurants are spiking in popularity with the still-sluggish economy. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Top 20 new hotels – By Lise Giguère, Via Destinations
Via Destinations, April - May 2010. Comfort, service, decor, technology: in modern hospitality, whether you’re designing a major hotel or a cozy inn it’s essential to satisfy increasingly demanding customers, who are ready to pay whatever it takes to experience something special. Here are 20 new hotels that are raising the bar for hoteliers nationwide. Continue Reading »

The place to meet
Businesstraveller.com, February 8, 2010. Montréal is creative, artistic and full of life, so it’s no wonder it’s Canada’s top meeting place, says Felicity Cousins. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Wake-up Call
enRoute Magazine, January, 2010. We rise and shine at hotels across Canada to find our favourite ways to start the day, from bathtubs to breakfasts. Continue Reading »

Le Westin brings extraordinary meetings and events to Montreal
Ignitemag.ca, November 3, 2009. Le Westin Montréal’s meeting space features natural light, spectacular views and amenities that are sure to exceed any group’s expectations. Continue Reading ».

CityGuide – Montreal – By Patricia Gajo, Aeroplan Arrival
Le Westin Montréal rose from parking-lot ashes in May 2009, erected in the booming Quartier International. It faces the multi-hued Palais de congrès, with 424 elegantly appointed rooms, 30 luxurious suites and a stunning front entrance. Continue Reading » | Download PDF version.

Former newspaper premises are reborn as a top-drawer hotel complex - By Mike King, The Gazette
The Gazette June 18, 2009 - The city's newest luxury hotel bears little resemblance to the building's previous incarnation as home to The Gazette and, before that, the Montreal Star. Le Westin Montréal, which began accepting guests a week ago, is the result of a $90-million investment by ATLIFIC Hotels. Continue Reading »

Old Gazette building on St. Antoine reborn as Westin Montreal - By Andy Riga, The Gazette
The Gazette June 12, 2009 - Wow – this isn't quite how I remembered the old Gazette building on St. Antoine St. in Old Montreal. Continue Reading »

Atlific Hotels Opens Largest Build To Date - Le Westin Montréal
Montreal June 3, 2009 - Atlific Hotels is proud to announce the opening of the sophisticated, new Le Westin Montréal. Occupying the beautiful historic building that once housed the printing presses of Montreal’s legendary newspaper – The Montréal Gazette, Le Westin Montréal offers 454 heavenly inspired guest rooms making it the largest new build in Atlific’s history. Continue Reading »

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