During my business trips to Montreal I was fortunate enough to stay at the InterContinental Montreal. The hotel is conveniently located to the city and Old Montreal. When I stayed at the InterContinental Montreal I was a newly minted Intercontinental Platinum Ambassador and they take great care of their Ambassadors.
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The hotel is in a modern looking building and is connected to a shopping center. The hotel is just around the corner from the W Montreal hotel and down the street from the Westin hotel.
A doorman was present every time I arrived at the hotel. You enter at the street level and need to take an escalator to the lobby level. The Club Lounge is at the top of the escalator and to the right is the check in desk. The main hotel restaurant is the Osco restaurant right next to the Absinthe bar. On several occasions I was provided breakfast coupons at the Osco restaurant and they have a great breakfast buffet. As a Platinum Ambassador I was not entitled to the mini-bar or the Club Lounge, but they provided access to the club lounge on several occasions. They made sure to have a plate of chocolates and bottle of water in my room waiting for me every time I checked in. This means they pre-block rooms for Platinum Ambassadors.
After a few stays the front desk would recognize me by name. They would do their best to upgrade me to a suite week after week. My best upgrade was to a corner suite called the “Romantic Suite”. This suite was huge. On business trips I generally don’t need the extra space and would have preferred to “hold” the upgrade for later. Since that isn’t an option, I accepted the upgrades and have included the pictures from the largest suite I had during my stays at the InterContinental Montreal. Pardon the poor quality of pictures, they were taken from my phone. It’s difficult to take pictures on the road, but I’m working on getting a new camera, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Every week I looked forward to the nice views on the ride home. Like I said in the “Not All Champagne Wishes For This Delta Diamond” post, as a Delta Diamond you don’t always get to sit in first class. On this flight I was in the exit row window enjoying the views all the way back to Atlanta. The flight was on average about two hours and forty five minutes. Since Delta is the only carrier that flies this route direct, they are able to command a premium for coach flights. I would have to pay around $1,000 to $1,400 for an average summer flight in coach.
The InterContinental is a great hotel to spend time in Montreal. The hotel is conveniently located to the city and Old Montreal. They take great care of their Ambassadors. I had a great experience here and can recommend this hotel to anyone. Leave a comment on this post if you have any specific questions about Montreal or this hotel. I’ll do my best to answer them as quickly as possible.