Set above the Gare Centrale train station, this grand hotel is 8 minutes' walk from Centre Bell, home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.

Refined rooms have TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and Keurig coffeemakers; some provide city views. Suites add separate living areas, and some have Nespesso machines. Club-level quarters offer lounge access. There's a John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite, where the song "Give Peace a Chance" was composed and recorded.

There's an elegant bistro, a chic cocktail lounge and an upscale food counter. Afternoon tea is available. Other amenities include an indoor pool, an exercise room and a business centre, plus 30 meeting rooms.