Second Night of “Les Soirées Art et Bulles” a Success

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For a second straight month, Hotel Le Crystal Montreal and Restaurant La Coupole have hosted a successful evening of “Les Soirées Art et Bulles.” It took place on Wednesday, October 9th and was celebrated, in part, in the elegant Montreal wine bar, located between Restaurant La Coupole and the magnificent lobby of the hotel. The event featured Lili Rouge Cosmetics and was a night to remember with more than 150 attendees, just as noteworthy and extraordinary as the inaugural evening

Local Talent Flourishing in the Cosmetics Business

Founded in 2004 as Rouge Cosmetics Inc. and based out of Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, its products are currently available at more than 150 points of sale. This success is a direct result of the passion and perseverance of its creator, professional makeup artist Élisabeth Alarie. As such, Rouge Cosmetics is now recognized not only for its high quality products, but for its services as well.


Lili Rouge is the complete line of professional makeup items offered by Rouge Cosmetics. It was started as a way to respond to the needs of the active, modern and glamorous woman of today.

All of Lili Rouge’s products are created using high quality ingredients under an attractive, appealing, retro and feminine label that offers a wide range of colours. The Lili Rouge line offers an endless amount of opportunities in responding to the needs of each individual.

Rouge Cosmetics Inc. is also well-known for Rouge on the Go, its mobile makeup agency that consists of a team of professional makeup artists who travel to wherever there is demand.

Rouge Cosmetics Inc. also runs a professional artistic makeup academy called Rouge Pro. 


Looking Forward to another Great Event and Fine Dining in Montreal

Hotel Le Crystal Montreal and Restaurant La Coupole will be hosting the third evening of “Les Soirées Art et Bulles” on Wednesday, November 6th. Next month’s featured guest will be Montreal-based jeweler Marie-Louise Beauchesne.

These events offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner at Restaurant La Coupole. After taking part in the wonderful exposés of our featured artists, you can walk just a few steps and experience the most exceptional fine dining in Montreal. We offer numerous specialties, with a great selection on both our à la carte menu and our table d’hôte menus.

While there you can discover our 21h/21$ Menu, which has a special 7pm starting time during the Soirée Art & Bulles. It includes a choice of appetizer, choice of main course and the daily pastry. It is not to be missed.

Celebrate Local Art and Talent at “Les Soirées Arts et Bulles”


Hotel Le Crystal Montreal and Restaurant La Coupole are proud to present “Les Soirées Arts et Bulles,” a celebration of local artists and talent. Each month for the next year, a different artist will be showcased, presenting his or her most important works. This will take place as a series of themed evenings, with the format being a 5 a 7 cocktail with a chic and relaxed atmosphere.

The events will take place in the elegant Montreal wine bar located in the lobby, which is situated between the hotel and Restaurant La Coupole in downtown Montreal. With its 24-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and offering an air of intimacy and refinement, the wine bar is the perfect venue to turn these evenings into great successes.


Three different types of art will be presented over the course of the “Soirées Arts et Bulles” events. These include visual arts (painting, photography), fashion and jewellery. The theme will alternate every month, with each type of art making four appearances in the year.

As an added touch, those artists presenting paintings or photography will have the chance to have their work showcased on the C3 floor of the Hotel Le Crystal Montreal for the three months following their exposé. The Galerie des Artistes, as well as the five meeting rooms on the floor, will serve as exposition space for the artist.

The first evening of “Les Soirées Arts et Bulles” takes place on September 11th. Visual artist Joanie Rémillard “O-artist” will be showcasing her works. Her paintings are self-described as modern and abstract tableaux.

“I am a young woman who is passionate about art and especially in love with abstract art,” Rémillard explains on her website. “I adore the originality and creativity that allow me to explore.


“I start my creation with a harmony of colours and my imagination does the rest, by and for pleasure! My canvases are unique works filled with energy.”

A portfolio of Rémillard’s works and more info about the artist can be found on her website at

Stay the night

After enjoying a lovely evening filled with magnificent art, champagne and hors-d’oeuvres, you can stay on site and spend the night in one of our spacious and elegant suites, with all the amenities and comfort of this premier five-star hotel at your disposal. While here you can experience dining at its finest at Restaurant La Coupole and relax in our luxurious spa.

World-class business centre

While at Hotel Le Crystal Montreal, you can take the opportunity to discover our state-of-the-art business centre and all its services and amenities. From the Montreal banquet hall and meeting room venue, to the meeting planner services, we have everything you need to make for successful business meetings and presentations.

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!

Montreal Grand Prix Weekend Fever is coming June 6-7-8-9!

One of the top Montreal attractions is sporting events, and this city comes even more to life during its famous Grand Prix weekend. Tourists and passionate F1 enthusiasts alike come in to the city from all over the globe to join the rest of the ‘local’ fans, support, festivities and pure race excitement.  To top it off, this year the Rolling Stones will be in town for their 50 & Counting tour, live downtown at the Bell Centre Sunday June 9th.

Hotel Le Crystal and Restaurant La Coupole are located at the very heart of Montreal downtown festivities: just steps from Crescent Street’s Grand Prix Festival, as well as the Centre Bell.  We are excited to be part of all the Montreal F1 action and welcome you to join us for our own celebrations all weekend long!

Thursday June 6th is the official Grand Prix Weekend Launch night. Restaurant La Coupole  (1325, René-Lévesque West)  will be offering specials and event menus each night of the weekend, including a DJ from 5pm Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday June 6th – will start the weekend off with Happy Hour, including specials on Montreal beer as well as bubbly!  Pre-event menu from 5pm to 7:30pm, $35. Special Grand prix menu at 9pm, $21.

Friday June 7th is qualifying night: try our Special Qualifying menu, $40; special Grand prix menu at 9pm,  $21.

Saturday June 8th is Official Grand Prix Night at La Coupole – including pre-event menu 5pm to 7:30pm, $40  and Premium Menu from 7:30pm, $75.

Sunday June 9th is Rolling Stones Night!  Pre – event menu is 5pm to 7:30pm, $40. What a great way to finish the race!

Reserve now

Restaurant La Coupole offers à la carte and buffet breakfast weekdays, from 6:30 to 10:30am. Join us as well during the live telecast of F1 Qualifications Saturday and race day Sunday, featuring our Urban Brunch starting at 12:00 pm, where you can catch the Montreal Grand Prix action on our television screens.

Excitement is in the air and we look forward to celebrating with you!