Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Location and how to get there:
Centrally located in Old Montreal, just a few steps from the Palais des Congrès, Montreal’s convention centre, Le Place d’Armes is equally close to Multimedia City and the Montreal Court House, and just minutes from downtown Montreal.

Number of rooms:
83 rooms and 52 suites, all elegantly furnished. All rooms include goose down comforters and pillows, soft terry cloth Frette bathrobes, in-room electronic safe, hi-fi stereo system with electronic alarm clock and CD player and an umbrella in every room. Options include jetted or therapeutic baths, electric fireplaces, home theatre systems, LCD TVs, original brick walls and city views.

Price range:
$214 –$1,140 USD per night.

Time of year to go:
Summer is great and in winter you can enjoy a weekend in Montréal and a few days of snow skiing in Mont-Tremblant.

It’s easy to fall in love with Montreal instantly and completely. Montreal satisfies the continental cravings in us all with its magnificent boutique hotels and cobbled corners. Complete with the romantic purr of the French tongue and a cuisine to satisfy it, Montreal seems otherworldly- part Canadian, part Gallic, and part miscellaneous with diverse communities all making their home here.

Hotel Place d’Armes, Old Montreal’s first boutique hotel, combining classic urban chic with the 19th-century architecture of the three historic buildings that house it. Located just steps away from Montreal’s finest restaurants, the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Port and the Palais des Congrès, Hotel Place d’Armes is only a short walk to downtown Montreal’s famous shopping and nightlife.

Why is this location so great for women? Located in one of the most beautiful historical district in North America; Very safe: day and night; Great shopping destination: designers, high-end stores, fashion labels, and cafes; Spa located in the hotel and featuring the only hammam in Montreal as well as the only hammam treatment room in Canada; All the spa services are offered: paramedical, massage, esthetics; Great restaurants, the Old Port at walking distance.

Services: Concierge service, room service, high speed internet and WFI in the common areas, free breakfast and cocktail wine and cheese daily, laundry andexpress dry-cleaning, 24-hour multilingual concierge, and underground parking with valet service.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars:
The award-winning Aix Cuisine du Terroir is a fine dining experience for the true gourmand. A modern, more refined take on the French brasserie style, its menu features fresh local and regional produce. It was chosen as one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada by enRoute magazine in 2005.

Trendy urbanites need go no further than Suite 701, a new destination for drinking, eating, unwinding and people watching in Old Montreal. Suite 701 exudes stylish, classic urban chic, with its stainless steel and wood bar, two-story ceilings and elegant columns.

Spa and health club:
The Rainspa – a full service spa features four treatment rooms, a Vichy shower room, a relaxation room and Montreal’s first Hammam—a soothing steam bath steeped in Middle Eastern authentic traditions that calms the body and invigorates the senses. The Place d’Armes fitness room provides all the equipment and services you need to enjoy a full workout. The featured equipment includes free weights, stationary bicycles, elliptical machine and treadmills.

Bath products in rooms: Gilchrist & Soames “Rainspa”

Specials for women/girlfriends:
Spa and Relaxation Package for two. A great idea for girlfriends, mother and daughter: Experience the exotic with an authentic Hammam treatment, a traditional Middle Eastern bath. Package includes: Accommodations for two nights in one of our luxurious boutique hotel rooms or suites, Elaborate Continental breakfast every morning, Wine and Cheese Cocktail from 5 pm to 7 pm, dinner for two at restaurant, Aix Cuisine du Terroir (service included), 2 spa treatments per person, From $757 USD for two.

Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites,
55 rue St-Jacques W,
Old-Montreal (Québec) Canada H2Y 3X2

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