Montréal’s West Island Makes a Fine Place to Meet (or Compete)
A mere 25-minute drive from the city centre, Montréal’s West Island offers charming waterfront views and a relaxing atmosphere for meetings and events. Home to all manner of local artisans, farmers, academics and entrepreneurs of all ages, the area has a reputation for capturing the hearts of those who visit.
Because of the popular sport infrastructure, such as pools, arenas and playing fields, the West Island is a popular destination for competitive athletic events. Given its location beside Montréal’s airport, it makes the perfect location for many types of aerospace gatherings. The region is also becoming a notable option for corporate event planners looking for “less discovered” venues and experiences.
Courtyard Montréal West Island
When it comes to hotel properties on the West Island, the Courtyard Montréal West Island makes an attractive option. The brand-new hotel, with its state-of-the-art lobby, offers flexibility and choice for guests. Amenities include spaces for business or relaxation, a fitness centre, indoor pool, whirlpool, free Wi-Fi throughout, and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via GoBoard technology.
The hotel makes an ideal space for events and team meetings. Event space includes a 5000-square-foot ballroom, and business options include conference rooms and unique break-out spaces around the lobby. An outdoor terrace with a fire place, is the perfect area for cocktails and summer barbeques. One of the best parts of the hotel? It has the trusted “Marriott” name behind it.
Mixing business and leisure
In your down time, get closer to nature with a visit to the Ecomuseum Zoo, the only outdoor zoo on the island of Montréal. Or, opt for a nature walk through the Morgan Arboretum, a beautiful 610-acre forested reserve. In the evening, public stargazing events are offered at the small observatory owned by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada located on the arboretum grounds.
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