Espace C2 will occupy one wing of the uppermost floor and the building’s rooftop terrace. It will be able to accommodate up to 220 guests in a variety of configurations.
This is a first partnership between the two companies. Espace C2 is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. The transformation of the hotel by its owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, will soon be completed, with a reopening scheduled for this summer.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is positioning itself as a leading business destination in Montreal’s downtown core. This repositioning, developed in partnership with Sid Lee Architecture, will offer Montrealers and an international clientele a new business campus whose focal point will be Espace C2.
“Following two years of reflection and work, we are thrilled to see the emergence of this new Montreal destination that will offer a direct connection to the city’s commercial, cultural and community activities,” says Jean Pelland, architect and senior partner, Sid Lee Architecture.
C2 has developed leading expertise in the creation of inspiring collaborative environments, while Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, a celebrated establishment that has been part of Montreal’s cityscape for nearly 60 years, is embarking on a new phase in its history. Its major transformation is part of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s vision for downtown Montreal, and will mark the hotel’s return as a sought-after, high-end business destination.
“We are very proud to be able to offer, as of this fall, a modern and functional gathering place in the heart of Montreal,” says C2 president Richard St-Pierre. “Ideal for business meetings, conferences and executive retreats, this space is designed to adapt to client needs, and features technologically leading-edge equipment that can transform the place and the ambience.”
David Connor, general manager, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and regional vice-president, Eastern Canada, for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, believes that “this first permanent space by C2 is unique and will change the way meetings are conducted. With its inspiring and original programming, it will enable us to attract a local and international clientele. The very structure of this space will also transform the urban landscape and allow our guests to enjoy outstanding rooms and a terrace with a breathtaking view over downtown.”