More than simply a convention centre, the Palais des congres de Montreal is an architectural masterpiece that stands out from miles away. Constructed above the Ville-Marie Expressway, which is the main underground highway in downtown Montreal, the site is a central hub for meetings, conventions and corporate gatherings.
What truly defines the space, however, is the exterior of 332 rainbow-coloured and 58 transparent glass panels, flooding the interior with an array of luminous hues. Guests of the Westin Montreal Hotel can visit this work of art and witness the newest happenings occurring at the stunning locale.
The city's plan was to make the Palais feel open to the general public, which led them to focus on the theme of transparency and bright light. From inside, guests see the constant pulse of the bustling city, and from outside, passersby can catch a glimpse of a convention going on in its quarters. Those who walk past and let their curiosities get the best of them can enter the building from 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, where stepping inside its doors is like diving headfirst into a kaleidoscope.
The downtown Montreal hotel is situated minutes away from top attractions in the area, such as this stunning contribution to the eclectic culture of this metropolis of Canada.