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The Germain Touch

June 30, 2009 By: Michael Browne Travel Agent
 


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The private terrace in the Two-Story Apartment Suite at Le Germain Toronto

Whether on business or for pleasure, for clients visiting any of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities—Toronto, Montréal or QuebecGroupe Germain offers sophisticated boutique hotels sure to satisfy their every need.

The Hôtel Le Germain Toronto is located in the center of the city, within walking distance of sports venues, the CN Tower, fabulous shopping, outstanding theater, the waterfront and inspired cuisine. Beyond the inviting and unique neighborhoods of the city lie more great attractions, including Niagara Falls and the picturesque wine country of the Niagara Peninsula, both an easy drive from the hotel.

With 118 rooms and four suites, Le Germain Toronto is small enough to offer guests individual attention but large enough to include all the modern comforts. Adjoining rooms are also available. The Executive Suites (Rooms 709, 710 and 711) include a dining and living room area, wet bar, plasma screen TV, DVD player, fireplace, private terrace, king-size bed, shower and oversized sunken bathtub. The Two-Story Apartment Suite features all these amenities plus a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a second-floor seating area. The king-size bedroom is also on the second floor.

All guests can enjoy the hotel’s library featuring a complimentary cappuccino bar and an open-hearth fireplace; complimentary deluxe continental breakfast on the mezzanine level; and the seasonal rooftop terrace, vineyard and putting green. In addition, the concierge can arrange to have all of your clients’ needs met—from theater tickets to dinner reservations to dry cleaning.

For reservations and more information, agents should contact General Manager Paul de La Durantaye at 416-345-9500, or pdeladurantaye@germaintoronto.com.

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The elegant, revamped bathrooms at Le Germain Montréal

Montréal’s trendy downtown district is home to another Le Germain, a chic and intimate boutique hotel designed for a hip clientele of leisure and business travelers. Opened in the spring of 1999—and renovated this spring—this former office building was refurbished to offer a unique concept in accommodation.

Designer accessories combine with contrasting textures, natural earth tones, dark woods, glass and mirrors to forge a luxurious decor noted for its warmth and comfort. The 101 rooms and two suites exploit the natural light and panoramic views of the city and have the feel of a stylish loft.

Among the hotel’s enhancements are Marie Saint Pierre linens and accessories; wall-mounted 42-inch LCD TVs; connectivity panels for laptop use; energy-saving light fixtures; locally crafted furniture; revamped bathrooms with new lighting; and a new and improved fitness room.

Le Germain Montréal’s top accommodation is the Bi-Level Apartment Suite, a loft space that includes a living room with wood-burning fireplace; fully equipped kitchen; powder room, including washer and dryer; and a king-size bedroom with separate bath and shower on the upper floor. For families, guests can add up to two adjoining rooms to the suite for $210 each.

For more details, contact Paloma Fernandez, general manager, at 514-849-2050, or pfernandez@hotelgermain.com.

At the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Laurie Raphaël, designer Jean-Pierre Viau has created a contemporary environment flavored with local ambiance. It’s a casual and welcoming setting for exploring the richness of Montréal’s culinary heritage, and to enjoying a great selection of fine wines.

Built in the early 20th century in Quebec City’s Old Port, Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion has unique style and irresistible charm that is reflected in its 60 rooms overlooking either Old Quebec or the St. Lawrence River. The blend of classic architectural features and an ultramodern design creates a memorable experience. Located in the heart of a neighborhood known for its rich past and wealth of gourmet restaurants, the hotel is the perfect starting point for a historic and culinary adventure.

There are no suites here, but the larger Superior Deluxe Room features a king bed with bath and glass shower. All rooms include free wireless high-speed Internet access, minibar and deluxe continental breakfast included in room rate.

Contact Richard Germain, general manager, at 418-692-2224, or rgermain@hoteldominion.com.

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The garden terrace at Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion in Quebec offers a relaxing venue for guests


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