Style in the Heart of Downtown Montreal

The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival (Festival Mode et Design Montréal) is here July 31 – Aug 3. This is a glamorous event for four days and nights, taking place in the heart of downtown Montreal. A must-see for all fashionistas!

The festival is all about the latest trends in fashion, design, music and shopping and includes a huge lineup of events and performances in various venus surrounding the Mcgill College Avenue boutique and shopping complex sector: Place Ville Marie, Les Cours Montréal, Centre Eaton, Place Montreal Trust, Complexe Les Ailes (full schedule can be found on the Festival Mode Design website).  Prestigious international fashion labels and national designers will be present throughout .

Getting there

The Fashion and Design Festival is just six blocks East of Hotel Le Crystal and easily within walking distance (by heels or flats!). By BIXI bike, dedicated station corner Ste-Catherine and McGill College. By Metro, station McGill Metro (exit Eaton Center).

Hotel Le Crystal is Running For a Cause

Hotel Le Crystal Montreal is proud to participate in the Fashion and Design Festival’s High Heels Race, Wednesday July 31 at 12:30pm at McGill College Avenue (between de Maisonneuve and Sainte-Catherine). Women (and men alike!) are invited to participate in this race for a great cause, where teams of two must run the course relay-style (the shoe as baton), in a heeled shoe of minimum 3 inches.  All participants are asked to collect donations, which will be donated to Le Chaînon women’s shelter. This year the theme is ‘Vintage’and prizes will be awarded to the team with the best time, team with the best vintage look, as well as the highest funds collected.

Boutique Spa Hotel Montreal

If you are looking for a destination to enjoy the summer, fashion and festivals, we are a boutique hotel in Montreal with something to offer something everyone. When you stay with us you will enjoy a truly unique spa hotel experience and oasis of relaxation in Montreal unlike no other. We have a dedicated floor for relaxation where you will find a salt water pool, complete fitness center, Jacuzzi on a terrace, two saunas, and AmeriSpa offering a full range of spa care.

The pool is surrounded by windows ceiling to floor, offering all-weather retreat, lounge zone and a breathtaking view of downtown Montreal. The terrace with Jacuzzi is fitted with superb lounging chairs as well as equally stunning city views.  We also have certified rescuers on duty and several games and pool accessories to keep the kids happy and safe while you relax. We also have a state of the art fitness center which includes Life Fitness equipment with integrated screen, stationary bikes, treadmills, yoga balls and free weights.

AmeriSpa is a well known Quebec health and beauty centre, and offers a variety of treatments and massages as well as lounge area, five massage rooms, dedicated pedicure and manicure room, and a signature treatment.

Official Restaurant La Coupole

In between shopping, fashion festivities and resting your feet…Restaurant La Couple (official restaurant of Hotel Le Crystal) has a beautiful urban terrace for even more lounging. Enjoy our many weekly specials, 5 à 7, wine bar, lounge menu, lunch table d’hôte, drink menu…

Let us help you make the best of happening downtown Montreal, in style!

Montreal International Fireworks Festival – Another Summer Delight

Montreal International Fireworks Festival

Aaaah beautiful downtown Montreal in the summer. What a city, known for its many enjoyments – including the Montreal International Fireworks Festival (a.k.a. L’International des Feux Loto-Québec).

This year, the festival runs from June 22 until August 3rd. The competition is held twice weekly (this year, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – check the Feux Loto-Quebec website for schedule) at Montreal’s La Ronde, situated on Ile Sainte-Hélène (at Jean-Drapeau Metro Station).

Australia, China, Spain, USA, Croatia (first time participant), Canada and Italy will be competing for the gold, silver or bronze trophies.  Each show is a 30 minute dazzling display of illuminations. The pyrotechnicians are true artists, bringing new levels to these amazing spectacles.  In fact, the Montreal Fireworks Festival has been deemed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world.  It is a must see for tourists and locals alike!

A world-class competition, the event is exclusively “pyromusical” – meaning that the fireworks are carefully choreographed to a soundtrack (the music is actually broadcast on Québec’s Rythme FM provincial radio station).  Spectators can purchase tickets for reserved seats to the competition for up-close and personal view onsite at La Ronde. Hundreds of thousands, however, can watch the sensational sparklers from numerous spots around the city.

You can spend a fun day of summer at La Ronde, Eastern Canada’s largest amusement park prior to taking in a fireworks show.  The Festivals’ Finale will be a tribute to the band U2 as well as the unveiling of the competition winners.

Our Own Summer Delights

The beautiful Le Crystal Hotel in downtown Montreal offers Summer Delights of our own:  an enticing package of one night accommodation in a Superior, Deluxe or Executive suite, including continental breakfast, seasonal dinner table d’hôte (with our signature Sangria and half bottle of sparkling rosé) at our La Coupole Restaurant, plus valet parking.  For a slightly longer stay, we also offer Summer Sweet Deal, with 50% off a third night, late check out, plus an exclusive coupon booklet of special offers valued at $500.  Relax in our 12th floor Oasis of relaxation, spacious indoor pool, plus terrace with Jacuzzi.  We are centrally located and within walking distance to the Central Train Station (Gare Centrale) as well as Lucien-L’Allier train and metro stations.

Celebrate the delights of summer with us!

Hotel Le Crystal Montreal, celebrates its 5th Birthday!

Hotel Le Crystal 5 ans

Happy 5th Anniversary!  Hotel Le Crystal celebrates its 5th birthday in style, hosting a memorable birthday party on La Coupole’s lovely terrace, June 18th 2013.

In honour of this exclusive event, we were joined by esteemed clients and partners for a sparkling 5 à 7 cocktail celebration. As a prelude to summer in downtown Montreal, it was a perfect sunny, terrace evening complete with DJ, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and great spirits.

As every birthday party should have, cake and goodies were in abundance. Each guest received a signature Hotel Le Crystal gift and individual portion of the anniversary cake (a bonbonnière of 2 cupcakes adorned with 5th anniversary design). Many prizes were also awarded :

  • - Two complete Hotel Le Crystal gift bags (including case, bottle, agenda, key chain and cap)
  • - One massage package for two to AmeriSpa
  • - One Tasting menu  for two, with wine pairing, for Restaurant La Coupole
  • - The grand prize: The complete Hotel Le Crystal “Our 5 Favorites package”, including signature gift

Le Crystal 5th Birthday

A signature canvas was placed on the terrace wall, which guests took their pictures in front of and then signed. As an admired icon of our evening, we will proudly keep the mural on exposition it in the Le Crystal Hotel business centre third floor Gallery des Artistes.

To represent the five years of Hotel Le Crystal’s history, three glass showcases were on display on the terrace, featuring a collection of rocks to represent this milestone tribute. Solid rock:  Our foundation, built on a former parking lot. Granite:  a polishing process, our aspirations of a five-star hotel. Finally, a diamond crystal:  a brilliant, refined and polished structure, representing what we are now after five years in business.

We warmly thank and attribute our anniversary celebration success to all our guests and loyal supporters of Hotel Le Crystal.  See you at the next one!

We love Jazz in Montreal!


It is summer and festival time in Montreal. The 2013 Montreal International Jazz Festival is underway June 28 – July 7.  Thousands of artists will perform hundreds of concerts over ten days, including free outdoor performances in streets and parks, as well as indoor jazz clubs and concert halls.

During the festival, there is something to see for all ages every day from noon until midnight.  Artists of all music genres – from Rock n Roll to R&B to Soul, Pop and yes, Jazz – will attract well over two million visitors during the festival, in some cases as many as two hundred thousand for a single show!

Summer in the city is alive and festive. Le Crystal Hotel in downtown Montreal offers a 20% room discount and 2 Metro passes as part of our Festicrystal hotel package. Take in some Jazz, and take a break too!  Unwind on our gorgeous deck, with stylish sun chairs and relaxing jacuzzi. For families: your kids will love our indoor salt water pool with certified lifeguard.  Children also receive a complementary special gift upon arrival.


Come enjoy Montreal with us, in the spirit of Jazz Festival and a great summer getaway!