MONTREAL / DESIGN
One of the most remarkable visual aspects of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is its striking multicoloured glass façade comprising 332 coloured glass panels and 58 transparent glass panels. During the daytime these panels emulate a beautiful kaleidoscope, while nighttime makes for a scene right out of a blue impressionist painting. See it, as well as many of the new wave of Montréal architectural symbols, all within easy each of Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile.
ART / MONTREAL
The Canadian Centre for Architecture’s (CCA) Garden is not to be missed when visiting Montreal. Lying at the edge of an escarpment, it faces the CCA building from the south side of boulevard René-Lévesque, not far from Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile.
The garden was designed by iconic Montréal artist-architect Melvin Charney. It is laid out as a series of narrative episodes – Orchard, Meadow, Arcade (mirror of the Shaughnessy House), Esplanade, Belvedere, and Allegorical Columns. Collectively they speak of the history of architecture and the history of the magnifique city.
VIEWS / MONTREAL
Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile is conveniently located in the heart of the city at the foot of lush Mount Royal Park, that is without question the jewel of Montreal’s city parks. Designed by famous American landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed NYC’s Central Park), ‘Parc du Mont-Royal’ has always provided amazing views of the city below.
Delicious freshly baked French croissants and pastries are part of the Sofitel experience worldwide.
In Montreal (pictured), a dedicated team of chefs is lead by new Head Pastry Chef, Roland Del Monte. An extraordinary culinary talent who has created desserts for French Presidents and been honoured with a prestigious “Meilleurs Ouvrier de France” as one of the “Best Workers in France,” Del Monte oversees all operations in the pastry kitchen at Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. Keep discovering!
(Image: Sofitel Montreal 7:15am Saturday 24 May 2014)