Accommodation, infrastructure site visits, and spouse tours
Summit Venue and Hotel Accommodations
The 2021 GII Summit will take place at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Honoring its home town, the recently renovated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth boasts a new design blending contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montréal’s golden years. The hotel’s transformation included the complete redo of the meeting and event spaces into an innovative business hub and gathering point. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is in the heart of Montréal, a creative city that offers the best of its French roots, British heritage and North American upbringing.
GII Summit participants will book directly with the hotel. We have negotiated a group rate, which will be communicated once we have opened Summit registration.
GII Montréal Site Visits
As an integral part of the GII Program, we will be hosting a number of infrastructure and technology site visits, learning how some of Montréal’s leading organizations are improving the way that infrastructure is delivered. Site visits to the Champlain Bridge, MILA AI Laboratory, Port of Montréal, Le Réseau express métropolitain (REM), STM's Control Center, and the Turcot Interchange will take place from 13:00-17:00 on 7-June. Please see the 2021 Summit Program for complete details.
GII Montréal Spouse Tour: Thursday, April 8, 9:30-15:30
Spouses accompanying registered GII Summit participants are invited to join a private tour of Montréal's most exciting sites: Based on the belief that design is a source of daily well-being, Montréal was the first city in North America to create a municipal department for design, and has since been named UNESCO’s City of Design. During a morning of exploration that includes the unforgettable Notre Dame Basilica, professional guides will reveal Montréal’s rich cultural heritage through the beautiful restoration projects that have revitalized historic neighborhoods as modern centers of lively street life. Guests will break to dine in the heart of Old Montréal at the highly acclaimed Auberge Saint-Gabriel—North America’s first inn. Following lunch, participants will have the opportunity to continue exploring how modern Montréal promotes design in all its disciplines, including graphic, industrial, fashion, architectural, and urban.