January 3, 2011 – One of Montréal’s foremost hotels since it opened its doors in 1958, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has welcomed hosts of prestigious guests over the years, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Indira Gandhi, Charles De Gaulle, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and John Lennon who, during his stay in 1969, held his famous “bed-in” with Yoko Ono and recorded his classic song, Give Peace a Chance.
Above and beyond these famous personalities, the establishment owes its reputation to the excellence which has been its signature since the very beginning. No detail is overlooked in order to ensure a pleasant and memorable stay for every visitor in its 1 037 luxurious rooms and suites with windows that open, of which 14 offer wheelchair access and are completely equipped for clients with special needs.
In addition to world-class accommodation, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth offers superlative amenities and services for even the most discerning of travelers. Facilities include a 24-hour full-service Health Club, an indoor pool, elegant meeting rooms, a gourmet food counter/boutique, a trendy bar-lounge and two fine restaurants, including the award-winning Beaver Club that is hailed as one of the best restaurants in the country. Both the hotel and the restaurants were awarded a Four Diamond rating this year by both the Canadian (CAA) and American (AAA) Automobile Associations in recognition of the establishment’s exceptional quality and performance.
In line with the times, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth also sets itself apart by its sustainable development practices, as eloquently highlighted by its Four Green Key rating by the Association des hôteliers du Québec and its 2010 Sustainable Tourism Award from the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois.
Located in the heart of downtown above the train station and connected to the extensive underground pedestrian network, this luxurious hotel is the elegant choice to be at the heart of what’s happening in Montréal any time of year.