City hotels offer many advantages for business meetings and conferences. Transportation networks, major attractions, theaters, concert halls, museums, and shopping are accessible. The next time you select a city hotel, kick things up a notch by selecting a venue with a splendid river view.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (Charlevoix)
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is located 90 minutes North of Quebec City in a picturesque setting with mountains on one side and the St. Lawrence River on the other. With 405 rooms including over 15 suites and 16 meeting rooms, the hotel is ideal for conferences, business meetings and retreats.
In the summer, guests can enjoy whale watching, tennis, and golf at the award winning 27 hole course. Motorcycling and horse riding are available nearby. There is a stable on property from which carriage rides are available in the summer and sleigh rides are available in the winter for up to 12 people.
During the winter, skiing and dogsledding are available nearby. Snowmobiling is available on the trails that adjoin the property. Ski-do suits, helmets and boots are provided by the hotel.
An ideal location for team building, Executive Chef Patrick Turcot has recently introduced Iron Chef inspired events for up to 40 people showcasing mystery ingredients from the Charlevoix region.
Auberge du Vieux-Port (Montreal)
Offering a stunning view of the St. Lawrence River and Rue St. Paul's cobblestone streets, Auberge du Vieux-Port is a 45-room boutique hotel in Old Montreal. The hotel offers a perfect balance between modern amenities such as Jacuzzis, hi-fi stereos, hypoallergenic comforters and architecture that dates back to the 19th century.
Across from the St. Lawrence River in three 18th- and 19th-century buildings in Quebec City’s Old Port, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a 95-room luxury hotel with Relais & Chateaux designation. The hotel, has a 94-seat auditorium and 6 meeting rooms with capacities ranging from 20 - 300.
The central location is close to major attractions including Musee de la civilisation, Place Royale and Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-Quebec. It's steps away from where you can board a Croisieres AML vessel and cruise the St. Lawrence near Quebec City or all the way to Montreal.
For profiles of other destinations along the St. Lawrence River, also consult Incentive Travel: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and For Saint John, New Bruswick, the News Is "Cruise" on the Cvent Event Blog.