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Hotel and Transportation
76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 20-25, 2017
The 76th Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec. Located downtown on elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, this luxury hotel dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district. Towering over the Mount-Royal Park, this 31 story hotel offers magni cent city views and an abundance of natural light. Sophisticated, luminous, and inviting, this environment showcases an authentic and re ned stay.
The hotel is located near many excellent restaurants, museums, and parks. Many of the city’s attractions are within walking distance, but can also be accessed using the excellent subway system (Metro).
SAWE guests will enjoy free internet service in their guest room with enrollment to the Omni Select Guest program. (This can be done prior to arrival via the omnihotels.com website or done at check in...a valid email address is required.)
The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, and tness center.
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2R6, Canada
Our room block has been reserved at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. Rooms are available to our group three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $165 CAD plus 18% local and provincial taxes per night. Website registration information will be arranged and made available on the SAWE conference website. Omni Reservations can also be contacted at 1-800-THE-OMNI using our group name – Society of Allied Weight Engineers – SAWE. Use group code "051617SOCALLIED". The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is April 29, 2017.
Link for hotel reservations at SAWE rate:
To and From the Airport
Taxi or Limousine
Taxi to/from downtown core is $40 CAD, at fee, one-way. Limo to downtown core is $55 CAD + taxes, at fee, one-way.
- Ask the driver for the xed rate to downtown (or airport). If they turn on the meter, they may expect you to pay that instead at the end of the trip. If they refuse for any reason, just get out and get in the next taxi.
If paying by credit card, ensure the driver is OK with credit cards for payment. Even though taxis are required by law to accommodate electronic payments, some drivers may insist only a cash payment, or say their machine is broken once you arrive. They are also not allowed to ask for any additional fees for accepting an electronic payment.
Public transportation – 747 Express
$10 CAD, one-way. Includes a 24 hour pass on the metro system (STM).
Should you decide to purchase a 1 or 3 day pass (or other options, see website for details), the 747 pass is included.
At the airport:
- Bought inside the airport terminal near the 747 bus stop (international arrivals area),
- $10 CAD cash, coins only
- Credit Card
From downtown to the airport:
- any metro station
- any parking machine near the 747 bus stop (all marked with a blue “P$” symbol, using parking stall number 0747)
- At the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal
- Credit Card
The 747 bus runs 24 hours per day between the airport and the bus station downtown, with a number of stops along the route.
Rue Peel is the correct stop for the Omni, with a short walk to the hotel. If there is not a map of the stops inside the bus, ask the driver to announce the “Rue Peel” stop.
While around Montreal
Public transportation (Métro/STM)
Various options available, available for purchase at any Métro station either with automated machine or the information booths at the gates.
- single ride tickets or books of 10 tickets
- 1 or 3 day passes
- evening only passes
Peel Station is a 3-minute walk from the Omni Hotel.
Taxis are plentiful in the city of Montreal, it is very easy to ag one down from anywhere, or ask the hotel to call one for you.
Uber is currently in a “licensed test pilot” in Montreal, but it is not clear whether it will be legal in May 2017.
- a newer “green alternative” taxi eet, all are electric cars
- fares are the same as taxis
- Easily identified – all of their vehicles are white with green tops
- Also uses an Uber-like app, available free for download
If you wish to rent a car for exploring the city and beyond, they are available through hotel concierge.
Self-Parking: $17.75 CAD/day (see hotel doorman for location or go to http://autoparcstanley.com/ )
Valet Parking: $29.00 CAD/24hr period incl. in/out privileges