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For a second year, the InterContinental Montréal hotel is teaming up with the Mondial de la bière

MONTREAL, May 22, 2014. – Continuing its mission as a world-wide international hotel chain, the InterContinental Montréal hotel is proud to announce that it is renewing its partnership with the largest international beer festival in North America. Through this association, we will once again be offering our guests the opportunity to enjoy an experience that is typical of Montreal. The Mondial de la bière runs from June 11 to 15, 2014 at the Montreal Convention Centre and on the outdoor esplanade. During this 21st edition, close to 100,000 devotees are expected to come and taste more than 500 local and international beers, meads and ciders, 235 of which are new products.

In this spirit of discovery and openness to the world, numerous activities on a variety of themes will be happening within our five-star hotel. Inspired by last year’s success, chef Matthieu Saunier will once again be in charge of pairing the food and beers on the menu for the Flaveurs, Bières et Caprices evening, which will take place on June 12 in the hotel’s Salon Maisonneuve. Eight dishes inspired by beers from different countries will be served on this special evening, offering our taste buds a complete world tour!

And in addition to his usual menu at the Osco! restaurant, the chef will be reinventing gourmet dishes showcasing flavours that hint at hops, as part of the Sorties Flaveurs - Montréal. Finally, on June 12, 13 and 14, our Sarah B. bar will be welcoming festival-goers, who’ll be able to extend their evening of discovery by sampling imported beers in the bar’s cosy, quiet atmosphere (open until 2 am).


Open every day from 6:30 am to midnight

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Sarah B.

Open every day from 4 pm to midnight

Reservations: 514 847-8729 –

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Mélissa Noël

Marketing Manager | InterContinental Montréal | 1 514 847-8733 |

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Saint-Jacques street: Montreal’s Wall Street

Until the early 1970s Montréal was Canada’s premiere city, and at the end of the 19th century, Saint-Jacques Street was to Montréal what Wall Street is to New York: its financial and commercial core. The development of a new city centre “up on the hill,” however, led to a decline of Old Montréal. Today, thanks to revitalization efforts such as the World Trade Centre, the historic centre of the city has become a sought-after destination. Each year, new business choose it as their home, and the quarter welcomes millions of visitors. In 1672, François Dollier de Casson, superior of the Sulpicians, drew up a new urban map for Ville-Marie and gave names to the new streets. Saint-Jacques Street was possibly named after one of two people. First, Jean-Jacques Olier de Verneuil, one of the founders of the Société Notre-Dame, which itself played a role in the founding of Montréal. Saint- Jacques Street may also refer to Jacques Archambault, one of the city’s first inhabitants, whose property the street bisected. During the second half of the 19th century, Saint- Jacques Street lost its residential character and became the centre of Montréal’s first financial district, a true “Wall Street” of Canada. The head offices of many large financial institutions were located there, with the street soon becoming saturated. With the construction of Place Ville Marie, which opened in 1962, financial institutions slowly began to leave Old Montréal. Saint-Jacques Street has undergone a rebirth since the 1970s, thanks to the administrative sector. Today this major artery is the site of cultural and tourism activities, along with the courthouse and the City of Montréal’s administrative buildings, which bring the street to life.