Hotel and Travel

Educational Sessions

2014IIEAnn_QueenEPic 

Palais 

Embassy Suites Montréal 
InterContinental Montreal 

Le Westin Montréal 

Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal
Convention Centre)/Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle -
Credit: © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin
 

All educational sessions will be held at the Palais des Congrés de Montréal.

Since it opened in 1983, the Palais has built a reputation for excellence spanning the globe. After more than 5,500 events and 15 million visitors, the Palais has developed an unparalleled level of expertise in the industry.

Conference Hotels

The Embassy Suites, Westin and InterContinental rooms blocks are sold out.

A limited number of rooms are available at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W
Montreal, Quebec

At the heart of romantic and cosmopolitan Montréal where French and English meet, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth offers guests outstanding comfort and attentive service.

Our downtown Montreal hotel is located above the train station (Via Rail & AMTRAK) and connected to the extensive underground city of thousands of boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and within walking distance of sports and cultural attractions.  Both the Bell Centre, home to the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and host of numerous concerts and McGill University are just footsteps away from our doorstep. This Montréal hotel reflects the city’s distinct elegance and charm.

Make your reservations at the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal.

For further assistance, please contact: Conferences, Groups & Incentives, by telephone at (514) 846.9191 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST (weekdays). Email: conferences@cgi-pco.com 

Embassy Suites Montréal (SOLD OUT)
208 Saint Antoine Ouest
Montreal, Québec
 

Single/Double - $199.00 CAD, plus 18% tax. 

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal is centrally located at the cornerstone of Old Montréal and the Downtown core and within walking distance from the Palais des Congrès, the Financial District, The Port of Montréal, shops, restaurants, museums, exciting nightlife and events for the whole family. Experience the "Joie de Vivre" that Montréal is renowned for at the Embassy Suites Montréal. 

InterContinental Montreal (SOLD OUT)
360 Saint-Antoine Street West
Montreal, Quebec 

Single/Double - $209.00 CAD, plus 18% tax. 

At the InterContinental Montreal, we have just one objective: to create for you a delightful, passion-filled experience that will live on forever in your memory. The perfect blend of intimate boutique hotel atmosphere and the peerless service of a luxurious Four-Diamond hotel, the InterContinental Montreal offers the best of both worlds. 

Le Westin Montréal (SOLD OUT)
270, Saint-Antoine West
Montreal, Quebec 

Single/Double - $209.00 CAD, plus 18% tax. 

Le Westin Montreal is sure to become a hallmark Montreal hotel, located at the corner of St. Antoine and St. Pierre in Old Montreal and linked with the Palais des Congrès and the underground city. Rich in history, a unique main entrance allows cars to drive into a grand hall that once housed the printing presses of The Gazette newspaper. 

The Embassy Suites, Westin and Intercontinental hotels are directly across the street from the Palais des Congrés.

A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced conference rate. The discounted room rate expires at 5 p.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2014, or when the room block is full.

Montréal

Montréal Coupon Booklet - In order to redeem a coupon, attendees will have to show either their conference name badge or passport (to prove you are a visitor attending a conference)

A multi-faceted city situated on the St. Lawrence River, the Island of Montréal infuses Old World charm with a modern energy that can’t be beat. With shopping, entertainment and festivals, Montréal will offer you an array of experiences, from the Old Port in Old Montréal, to the beat of the tam-tam drums on warm summer days on Mount Royal, to the hurried steps of eager shoppers on Sainte-Catherine Street. It's no surprise that Montréal's unique vibe has become a favorite with meeting attendees and planners alike, proving itself to be a destination that boosts attendance numbers.

  • Montréal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Québec and is the second largest city in Canada. It is one of the five largest French-speaking cities in the world.
  • Montréal was ranked third among the "Best Summer Cities in the World" in 2011 by Lonely Planet.
  • Montréal won the "Best Global Destination" title in the NewNowNext Awards. Organized by TripOut Travel, the awards recognize the trendiest, hottest and most exciting destinations in the world.
  • Montréal hosted the Summer Olympics in 1976, the Olympic stadium being the highest leaning tower in the world.
  • Montréal is home to the infamous underground shopper's paradise known as the "Pedestrian Network."
  • Montréal has the highest number of restaurants, per capita, in Canada and more per capita than New York or San Francisco.
  • Montréal can be described as a cultural chameleon with a kaleidoscope of identities: "Latin capital of the north," "culinary paradise," "hub of hipdom," "mosaic of cultures" and "Paris without the jet lag," just to name a few.

Visit the sites below for more information on Montréal:

Taxis from the airport:  Taxis and limousines are readily available at the airport.  The fixed fee rate for a taxi, from the airport to downtown is $40.00 CDN and limousines are $55-$60.  Major credit cards are accepted.  Some taxi drivers may accept US dollars (but are not required) therefore, it is best to ask the driver prior to getting in the taxi.

747 Express Bus:  The 747 Express buss runs 24/7 between the airport and the central bus station.  The fare is $10 for unlimited travel throughout the STM bus and metro networks during 24 consecutive hours.  Fare cards can be purchased at the airport from automated dispensers or if paying cash, only coins are accepted (no bank bills). See attached schedule and route for the 747 Express Bus. 

Travel Partner

Delta Logo 

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for the IIE Annual Conference and Expo attendees. 

To take advantage of these discounts, follow these simple steps: 

Click on www.delta.com/booking and enter Meeting Event code NMGQ4  then continue with online booking process. (No service fee applies for booking online.) You may also book via the Delta Meeting Network® reservations at 1-800-328-1111**, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event code NMGQ4. 

**There is a service fee for booking via 1-800 phone number. 

Valid travel dates are from May 28, 2014, to June 6, 2014.

Traveling to Canada

Below is a brief summary of the VISA regulations for persons traveling to Canada to attend conferences. Note that the latest and official information on travel to Canada is maintained by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

EU and EEA (European Economic Area) nationals do not require a visa. In general all other foreign travelers require a visa for stays in Canada. An overview of countries indicating whether its citizens need to apply for visas is listed here. For visa exempt travelers, click here to find out more information.

More Helpful Links

  1. Citizenship and Immigration Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp 
  2. Information on visiting Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp 
  3. Visiting Canada - Important information for visa exempt travellers: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visa-exempt.asp 
  4. VISA Offices outside of Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions.asp 
  5. Canada Border Services Letter 



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