HOLIDAY INN SELECT: CHINATOWN

Posted on November 4th, 2010 by .

Many people chose to travel to Montreal because it has that delicious French flare that can’t be found elsewhere in North America. It’s like going to Europe, but cheaper.

But Montreal is more than delicious baguettes and passionate romance and beautiful women with French accents. It’s a hub of international cultures, and the Chinese community plays an important role in the ethnic and cultural diversity of the city.

THE HOTEL

Although certainly not the biggest Chinatown in North America, Montreal’s quartier chinois is a bustling few blocks of delicious eats, unique shopping and great people watching. And in the heart of this district is a family-friendly and business-friendly hotel that prides itself on being the only establishment in North America blessed by the Noble House of China.

Sure it’s received an impressive blessing and has been intentionally designed with feng shui aesthetics, but many folks elect to stay at the hotel simply because it’s a stone’s throw from Le Palais des congrès – Montreal’s biggest convention centre. Others choose the Holiday Inn because it’s centrally located between charming Old Montreal, the fabulous shopping of downtown and the accessibility to the business district.

But whatever your motivation might be, there’s no bad reason to choose a stay at the Holiday Inn Select.

DIM SUM

Whether you have the good fortune to rest your head at the Holiday Inn Select or not, one activity not to be missed is the Dim Sum service in the Hotel restaurant Chez Chine. While visiting the hotel, we had a quick meal and dined on the following:

- Won ton soup with shrimp
- Crispy Vegetarian spring rolls
- Steamed scallop & shrimp dumplings
- Fried shrimp & mushroom dumplings
- Pan-fried white radish cake with Chinese sausage
- Dry rice noodles with beef

It was a very impressive spread, made more interesting by the information that long-term employee Victor Gee shared about the history of Dim Sum.

Check out the video above for the details!

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DETAILS

Holiday Inn Select
99 Viger Ave West
Montreal, QC H2Z 1E9
www.yul-downtown.hiselect.com

Facilities and Features:

- Indoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Spa
- Laundry Service
- Business Center
- Travel Service (rental cars, tours, currency exchange, etc)
- Meeting Rooms (16 available)
- Languages spoken by staff: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese

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Comments

  1. Robert Gallagher

    / Dec 9th

    Thank you Daniel for for a bit of an inside look at The Holiday Inn Select..

  2. A good place to stay too. Their food looks yummy.

  3. Koko

    / Apr 5th

    Dim Sum recipe

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