Great news guys! As you may already know, 2010 marks the return of the official Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal – and with it, three days of incredible nightlife and outdoor activities taking place from June 10 to June 13. The annual stopover in Canada is the most prestigious automotive event in North America and now is your chance to witness the incredible atmosphere that takes over Montreal during F1 weekend. When Grand Prix rolls to town, thousands of F1 fans and thrill-seekers take over the streets, making Montreal one of the most popular F1 cities in the world. I’ve already offered you some precious hotel recommendations last week, now here is some general Montreal Grand Prix knowledge that you’ll need during your Montreal trip.
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Koko is one of Montreal’s hottest drinking, eating and socializing spaces. Last week, the restaurant-bar (which is part of Opus Hotel) threw a fantastic party to celebrate the opening of their popular patio. As jet-setters, photographers and fashionistas flocked in, I was instantly reminded that Grand Prix Weekend was just around the corner. Here are some hotel recommendations to help you plan a memorable Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal!
In a world of Paris-Hilton-twitter-literacy, Paul Muldoon is a true poetic gem. I sat down with this Pulitzer Prize winning poet to chat about how he writes a poem, the link between poetry & travel and his favorite hotel in Montréal.
With better known Montréal destinations like St-Laurent and St-Denis, rue de Bleury ( locals drop the rue de, when they talk of the street), might seem like an odd place to start a series of street profiles. But for those in the know, Bleury is a perfect little stretch of Montréal nightlife…
“Absinthe has a wonderful color, green. A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” ~Oscar Wilde Tuesday April 13, 5pm. Leaving work and heading to Sarah B, the celebrated bar of Hotel InterContinental, for some green fairy romance.
Porters of OPUS Hotel now flaunt hot pink and black John Fluevog shoes, living up to the hotel’s stylish reputation.
Foodies on the lookout for a magnificent boutique hotel during the holiday season should head straight to the hotel Le Germain and their restaurant Laurie Raphael, conveniently located in right downtown in Montreal.
Food, shopping and hotel. Three hot must-sees during your girl getaway trip to Montreal!
Of all the elegant restaurants in Montreal, the XO Restaurant is probably the most opulent and the most romantic. Newly renovated, it retains the all the majestic charm of turn-of-the century British architecture. Even though the restaurant is literally steeped in history, the cuisine is quite contemporary.
Located in downtown Montreal at the Hotel Crystal, La Coupole is a French brasserie with sophisticated food and…clairvoyant servers. I kid you not. “Yes, we have a menu, but it’s almost just for show,” jokes Gino Mourin, food and beverage director of La Coupole. Ok, that’s unusual. I’m intrigued.