Montreal Embraces Life at Its Best
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What is the best luxury hotel for a weekend in Montreal?
Montreal is a city filled with “joie de vivre” (love of life). It is a cosmopolitan city with a distinctively French flair. Each year, more than 13 million travelers come to Montreal from around the world. Many of these visitors are business travelers; others are in the movie or television fields. Montreal is a magnet for film production. Some of the blockbusters filmed there include: Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, Day After Tomorrow, Gothika, The Sum of All Fears and The Terminal. Over half the visitors to Montreal are tourists; many drawn to the city by culture, cuisine and haute couture world-class shopping. Montreal enjoys over 90 festivals, 700 artists workshops and 200 professional theatre companies each year.
The Hôtel St James is the epitome of the sophistication and savoir faire that a discerning business or leisure traveler seeks in a Canadian luxury hotel. The location is in the heart of Montreal; including an entrance from the hotel into Montreal 's famous Underground Pedestrian City connecting the university, restaurants, theatres and over 1,700 businesses and boutiques. The St-James is also an integral part of the Montreal Convention Centre and World Trade Centre.
Originally the 19th century Merchant Bank of Canada, the Hôtel Le St-James is a new five-star hotel in a historic setting. Incorporating Old World charm with modern flair and a host of services and amenities, it is posh and elegant. Public areas of the hotel are reminiscent of a grand exclusive mansion. XO restaurant is a gastronomic treat. The former fortress-like vault is now the decadent candlelit Le Spa. Guest rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with antiques, artwork and plenty of pampering amenities. Service is another hallmark of Hôtel Le St-James. The entire staff is trained to go to any length to fulfill the wishes of their guests. A fleet of limited edition chauffeured luxury cars and The St-James private yacht are available to guests for private charter. And, Clefs d'Or concierges are on hand to help make the most of a Montreal stay by handling all the details from private city tours, theatre tickets and dinner reservations to in-suite butlers, chefs and hairdressers.