by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 01, 2015

 Montreal has recently been certified by iCompli Sustainability, according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. The certification solidifies the city's reputation as a leading destination for hosting environmentally sustainable events.

 Montreal Tourism has launched Passeport MTL, a pass that allows attendees to visit up to 12 must-see attractions at a fraction of the normal price, as well as unlimited public transportation. The passes are available at three price points at


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(Pictured) Historic Montreal is getting ready to welcome a host of new properties in 2016.

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Montreal is gearing up to celebrate a big birthday -- its 375th -- in 2017. While the Canadian city is renowned for its history and Old World charm, it's also known for its modern, trendy style -- found in its restaurants, entertainment (Cirque du Soleil is based here) and ever-evolving hotel scene.

The Loews Hotel Vogue has unveiled a US$10 million renovation of guest rooms and public areas. The property has 158 guest rooms, 6,500 square feet of meeting space and a 24-hour fully-equipped exercise facility.

The Épik Hôtel Montreal, a 10-room boutique property in a historic building, debuted in early 2015. The rooms feature stone walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the Old Montreal neighborhood.

Scheduled to open this month in downtown Montreal is the Hotel Mount Stephen. The property has floor-to-ceiling windows in each of its 90 rooms and sky-lofts; other features include three meetings rooms, a spa and a gym.

The 130-room Le St-Amable, a boutique hotel occupying several historic homes surrounding a central courtyard, will debut in the old city this winter. The property will have two restaurants and a ballroom.

Set to open next month is the 142-room Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel. The 11-story property is steps from the iconic Place Ville Marie and the shopping hub of St. Catherine St. Features include a lobby inspired by local street art; a Pan-Asian restaurant, East; three meeting rooms, and a fitness center.

Also debuting in January is the Courtyard Montreal West Island/Baie D'Urfé. The 140-room hotel, next to the area's new sports complex, will be the first in the borough of Baie-d'Urfé, near Montreal's airport. The property will offer seven meeting rooms, a restaurant and a fitness center.

Sixty Hotels will open its first property outside the United States in Montreal. The Sixty Montreal is being built near the Quartier des Spectacles (home to the city's vibrant festival scene) and the Montreal Convention Center. The boutique hotel, slated to debut in 2016, will feature 120 rooms and 70 apartments for long-term rentals, a rooftop pool and bar, and meeting and event space; details on the latter will be available soon.