On this short road trip to Montreal, we stayed one night in the Hyatt Regency Montreal. It was actually a very nice gift from my sister-in-law. Below are some photos, mainly of the view from our room on the 11th floor, overlooking Downtown Montreal.
One of the main reasons we booked this particular night was to coincide with the road trip to Montreal. The girls were very excited about going to the pool, especially as it was at least -20 outside.
Unfortunately, our bad luck was that the pool was closed for work that was being carried out, a huge disappointment, they really should have stated something on their website and let customers booked in on this day know about this.
We had the pleasure of seeing some lovely colourful lights and displays outside the room whcih warmed up a very chilly night.
Whatever you see is from the Montréal en Lumière, the festival of lights that adorns this area, really is quite spectacular. You can get a much better idea of what this is about by visiting the website below, if you are visiting the next time this is on, it would be a fantastic experience.
The video below shows some of the very nice effects that were on display on some of the buildings.
A short walk away is a small mall with a nice water feature, food court and of course, ice-cream.
The morning reveals the views in a very different way, obviously a lot more to appreciate and work out from the hotel room.
Beyond the messy construction going on in Downtown Montreal, you can just make out the cross on top of the hill of Mount Royal.
Just looking at this photo below reminds me of how cold it was…
The Montreal Olympic Stadium can be seen near the centre of the photo below. I must remember to take photos of this stadium close up next time we visit, it is much bigger than I remembered from the last time I visited there several years ago.