Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth: Montreal’s Crown Jewel

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is like no other Fairmont that I’ve had the pleasure of staying at. The hotel underwent a renovation that was completed last year. The twelve month closure has unveiled a glamorous sixties inspired property where you will find every corner and space heavily curated. I fell in love with the space the moment I stepped through the doors of the lobby. Please be sure to click play in the video above to check out the property.

The interiors of each guest room within Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth are bold and dynamic. The room that I stayed in had a bright artistic focal wall and contemporary furnishings. I was also blessed with a beautiful view of the neighboring cathedral that I couldn’t get enough of.  The newly renovated rooms blend comfort and connectivity seamlessly. The rooms are designed with the business traveller in mind so you can easily get your work done or relax. The washroom was small but with enough space to be comfortable. I enjoyed the Le Labo bath and body products. The Fairmont brand has a lovely signature sent from the exclusive Le Labo brand. They graciously personalized my products with my name on them.

The food and beverage options at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth are droolworthy. Sometimes when I stay at a hotel, I will not be intrigued by the in house options – this is not one of those hotels. Everything on site is worth a try. Let’s start with the in-room dining – the breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. I had a hearty breakfast to get my day of sightseeing started. There is a market next to the lobby that has almost everything you would ever want. When I say market, think luxury marketplace with beautiful design details and refined food. There is a small café on site that is known for their latte bowls and cute latte art. The restaurant at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous and serves afternoon tea as well as a lovely brunch. My favourite is the lovely Nacarat Bar. This bar has spared no expense; think marble everywhere, touches of gold, and beautiful furnishings. The cocktail menu is inventive and extensive. The bartenders know what they’re doing and you will finally get a cocktail that’s made correctly.

The business and event spaces have been completely transformed as well. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has created a business hub and places a lot of emphasis on innovation and coworking. The 85,000 square feet of business spaces are designed to stimulate imagination and trigger creativity.  The thematic meeting spaces have unique features such as swings, a ping pong table, gaming zones, as well as the latest technology. For general information regarding this beautiful property, kindly refer to their handy fact sheet.

I want to start including some travel essentials as a part of my experiences. Clean Reserve sent me their lovely new Acqua Neroli fragrance and I’m so excited to use it all summer long. You should look up Clean Reserve when you have a chance – this fragrance brand is eco friendly. The manufacturing plant they use to produce their fragrances in is solar powered and the alcohol this fragrance is made from is corn based. The caps of each of the Clean Reserve fragrances comes from sustainable Spanish oak. How beautiful does this bottle look on the lovely desk in my Fairmont room? You’ll also spot lovely eternal roses that Montreal based florist MFLEURS sent me to welcome me to the city. I decided to take advantage of them and do a little photo shoot.

Now, back to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth; the hotel may look simple from the outside but once you step through the doors, you will be transported to a luxurious oasis with design details that will flourish on your instagram feed. For your next trip to Montreal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is an excellent accommodation option or a place to get together for a lovely meal, afternoon tea or creative cocktails.

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