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New: Family Suite at the InterContinental Montréal

This new suite, 560 square feet in area, offers a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed and plasma TV, and a comfortable lounge area with a sofa-bed and TV. Your family members have the benefit of two private areas for sleeping or for leisure activities, or perhaps for watching a movie together in the lounge after a day exploring the city. In fact, our 5-star hotel has numerous family attractions close by (Montréal Science Centre, Pointe-à-Callière, in particular).

And we’ve thought of everything, so that your stay with us will be as pleasurable as possible. For example, children under 12 who stay in the family suite eat free of charge in our Osco! restaurant. Our personalized welcome includes several special touches for your children, such as a gift bag and a free movie!

At the same time, the InterContinental hotel is meeting the needs of young families with its Pirates or Privateers? package. Offered from Thursday to Sunday with quadrupleoccupancy (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children), this package includes 1 night in a Deluxe Irresistible room, breakfast and 1 family pass for the Pirates or Privateers? exhibition at thePointe-à-Callière museum. This is a golden opportunity to discover the rough-edged sailors who scoured the Saint Lawrence and plundered its ships in the era of New France, and to come face-to-face with these men. So many ways to make your next family visit to Montréal an unforgettable one!

About InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 74 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free Internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects IHG-branded hotels to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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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.