Montreal: Modern flair meets history-May 7, 2018
When you exit the Place d’Armes metro station, from the Palais des congrès, you’ll find yourself at the magnificent Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle. You’re in the heart of Montreal, home to a historic district and a host of festivals. The excitement is palpable. Both day and night, the hustle and bustle of the city is matched by distractions at every corner. Welcome to Montreal: the largest French-speaking North American city where modern flair meets history.
Live the Montreal experience at the Monville
A few steps from the metro station, you’ll find Hotel Monville, where technology, aesthetics and a laid-back atmosphere come together. Beyond the sliding doors, you’ll admire the slender shapes and chic decor combining modern flair and Art Deco design. The clean lines, contrasting materials, colours and fresco painting reflect a warm minimalism. Designed by architectural firm acdf*, Hotel Monville gives you Montreal without sparing the details: the vast fresco of renowned photographer Valérie Jodoin Keaton, uniforms by Frank And Oak, lighting manufactured by Lambert & Fils and bath products by Oneka.
In the morning, the floor-to-ceiling windows let in an abundance of natural light. The breakfast menu, typical of Montreal cafés, offers a variety of fresh and homemade products, such as B.E.L.T. croissants, smoked salmon bagels, frittatas and French toast.
Retrace history in the heart of the city
Not far from Hotel Monville, just a few minutes walking distance, the architecture near the river takes you back to the city’s origins. Whether you’re on a business trip or on vacation, the historic part of the city is a must. After a pleasant stroll through Old Montreal, you head to a place that will make you relax like never before: Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal.
Along your way, you admire the monuments appearing before you. The colours of the Palais des congrès shimmer in the sunlight while the majestic Notre-Dame Basilica towering above Place d’Armes gives you the urge to stop for a moment and soak it all in.
Suddenly, the smell of eucalyptus emanating from the steam bath fills the air on Saint-Sulpice Street. You’re getting close now. Let your senses guide you! Turn left on de la Commune and you’re there.
Defy time at Scandinave Spa
As soon as you walk in, you notice the similarities between Hotel Monville and Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal: the contrasting materials, clean lines, minimalism and light that envelopes the room. You’re entering a space where you can gather your thoughts in complete privacy.
What else do these two key places have in common? Both provide their clients with all-natural body care products from Oneka. Upon your arrival at the spa, you’ll receive these products as a gift: an exclusive offer for Hotel Monville guests.
You’re surprised to realize how little planning a trip to the spa requires. In the all-inclusive package, the bathrobe, towels, sandals, padlock, Oneka products and on-site refreshments are all provided free of charge. The only thing you need to bring is your bathing suit.
As soon as you enter the locker room, you feel enveloped and lulled by the pleasant sound of the waterfall. You gaze at the serene indoor spa, whose style is both elegant and uncluttered. The walls, floors and ceilings form straight, continuous lines. Here and there, you see a sauna, steam bath and circular shower. Shielded from outside stimuli, you’re invited to embrace deep relaxation in an environment that has preserved the traditions of Scandinavian baths. Gradually, time slows down. You’re living the present moment.
You allow yourself to be transported by the charm and tranquility of your surroundings. Hydrotherapy takes place in a quiet environment free of electronic devices. You’ll feel “rejuvenated in body and mind.”
In the hydrojet bath, under the powerful thermal waterfall that massages your shoulders, the only ambient sound that reaches your ears is the agitation on the surface of the water. The hydrotherapy cycle drives out all the questions jostling in your head: Did I visit everything? Did I forget to buy a souvenir? Did I reply to my supervisor’s email? This break from the excitement of the city will allow you to enjoy the rest of your stay. Now, inhale. Exhale. Enjoy.
Please note that upon presentation of the discount card available in the hotel lobby, guests at the Monville get 25% off the regular price of the baths and 15% off bath and massage packages.