Palais des Congrès
The Congress, Summit Meeting and Expo are all taking place in the Palais des Congrès, Montréal’s signature Congress center, situated in the heart of downtown.
Accessible by public transportation, steps from Montréal’s historic Old Port, and at the epicentre of world-famous restaurants, as well as hotels and accommodation options to suit every budget, the Palais is the perfect location from which to launch your total Montréal experience.
In 2017, Montréal is celebrating its 375th birthday, with a year-long program of events, interactions, exhibitions and surprises!
2017 is also the 50th Anniversary of Expo ’67 and the 150th Anniversary of Canada.
There is no better time to visit!
We have negotiated exclusive prices with hotels near the Palais des Congrès.
We strongly recommend that you book your accommodations quickly, since Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations are attracting a large number of visitors.
Le Westin Montréal - 259$
Located opposite the Palais des Congrès and close to restaurants and shops in the city center, the hotel is connected to the underground city and has two underground stations.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-866-837-4262 by mentioning the code: WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT
Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal - 229$
Situated downtown, on the top of Place Bonaventure, the hotel offers spacious suites, a terrace bordered by gardens, as well as an outdoor pool heated year-round. The hotel is linked to the Palais des congrès (Convention Centre).
Please call the reservation department at +1-800-267-2575 and request the preferential rate with code: CDESO
- 3 Hôtel MONVILLE Montréal - 229$
Delta Hôtel Marriott Montréal - 190$
Located in the heart of the city’s downtown district, the hotel offers all of the comforts of home, along with convenient access to some of Canada’s most famous attractions.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-286-1986 / +1-844-860-3753 by mentioning the code: I7L
Embassy Suite - 249$
Adjacent to the Palais des Congrès in the financial district.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-288-8886 / +1-800-362-2779 by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN 2017
Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth - 249$
Entirely renovated, a contemporary living space offering modern technologies and accessories.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-861-3511 / +1-800-441-1414 by mentioning the code: MD1017
InterContinental - 249$
Located in the heart of the Quartier International, on the edge of Old Montréal and downtown.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-987-9900 / +1-800-361-3600 by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN 2017 (SMD)
Renaissance Montréal Downtown - 249$
You will be delighted with our cutting-edge design and contemporary guest rooms, which feature one-of-a-kind artwork and amenities like free Wi-Fi and room service.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1(514)657-5000 by mentioning the code: WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal - 229$
Get a feel for Quebec’s rich history and the city’s joie de vivre when you stay in the heart of the downtown core.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-800-325-3535 0001 by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN 2017
Travelodge - 129$
Located in the Chinese Quarter near Montréal’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-874-9090*1 / +1-800-363-6535*1 0001 by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN 2017
ZÉRO 1 - 152$
Stay in the heart of Montréal‘s arts and culture district.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-871-9696 / +1-855-301-0001 by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN 2017
- 12 Holiday Inn Montréal Centre-Ville - 219$
Hôtel Le Dauphin - 172$
A unique boutique hotel near Palais des Congrès.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-788-3888 / +1-888-734-3888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by mentioning the code: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN.
CHROME Hôtel Montréal Centre-Ville - 109$
An elegant and peaceful retreat in the heart of Montréal.
You can make a reservation by phone at +1-514-393-3388 / +1-800-668-3872 or by email at email@example.com by mentioning the code: WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT.
The temperature in Montréal can vary greatly.
The temperature in October is between 4 ° C and 12 ° C on average. While it can be unseasonably warm and pleasant, it is advised to bring warm clothes.
Please check the Weather Media website for weather trends closer to the event.
From the airport:
Accessing the city from the airport is quick and easy, with the following services offering direct links to the Palais des Congrès:
Travelling to Canada
Visas and other documentation:
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.
Learn more here.
To find out whether you need a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration and Citizenship website.
Need a Letter of Invitation? Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currency and taxes:
The currency is the Canadian dollar. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%, as well as a provincial sales tax (TVQ) of 9.975% are added to all goods and services purchased in the province of Québec.
There is also a 3.5% Tax on Lodging for each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal tourism region.
You can convert money at the pricier Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport currency exchange (not recommended), or at your hotel (even less recommended), or simply by using your ATM card at any bank, which will cost a small fee (best option). There are also numerous currency exchanges located throughout downtown that offer competitive rates.
Tipping at restaurants and elsewhere:
Service is not included in your restaurant bill, so it’s customary to add a 15% tip to the total before taxes (if you’re with a group, 15% for service may be automatically added to your bill). Taxi drivers, delivery people, hairdressers, etc. are also normally tipped 10% to 15%. Porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $1 per suitcase or per service rendered.
For more information:
Please visit Tourisme Montréal.
On-Site Info and Services
Coat check: on site 3$ per item/day, 5$ per suitcase/day.
To connect:Wi-Fi and charging stations at low cost.
Three (3) lunch boxes are included in the registration price.
Additional lunchboxes will be available for purchase onsite, with many dining options within walking distance of the Palais.
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