Hotels & Room Reservations
Welcome to Montreal, Canada

Organizing Committee is committed to provide you with a productive conference and an enjoyable stay in Montreal. For this reason, we offer a complete package that includes all conference activities, meals, reception, refreshment breaks and hotel accommodations in ONE package. However, if you live in Montreal or have family or friends that will provide your accommodations, you may opt out of the hotel portion of the registration fees. The registration plus hotel package are available until the cut-off date.

The Organizing Committee has negotiated and reserved block of rooms in a few area hotels that are close by to the university, UQAM, for the IAMB 2016 conference. These hotel rooms are in two star up to four star hotels and will accommodate students and faculty alike.
****** Common features for ALL the hotels are: *****
    +++ Within walking distance from UQAM
    +++ Free wireless Internet
    +++ Most hotels offer complimentary breakfast
    +++ You may arrive earlier and/or extend your stay
    +++ UQAM Subway station is neatby, a walking distance

For hotel services and in room amenities, consult the hotels web sites below. The hotels and guest rooms have all the amenities and services you would generally expect from a hotel of its class.
The IAMB Conference Hotels include:

Gouverneur Hotel (Four Star****) - www.gouverneur.com.
     Address: 1415 Saint-Hubet St., Montreal, QC H21 3Y9.
    Distance to UQAM: Walk 7-8 minutes; 1100ft (350m)
    Special Amenities: Indoor Pool, Safety deposit box, Business Center, Restaurant & Lounge     Comments: Breakfast not included but offered at 15% discount to our group.


 



Lord Berri Hotel (Three plus Star***)- www.lordberri.com.
    Address: 1199 Rue Berri, Montréal, QC, Canada H2L 4C6
    Distance to UQAM: Walk 7-8 minutes; 1100ft (350m)
    Special Amenities: Restaurant & Lounge, Safety deposit box at reception, Indoor
        parking (fees), Luggage storage
    Comments: Breakfast not included but offered at CAN $7.5 (Continental) and $10 (American)

Hotel Les Suites Labelle (Three Star***)- www.hotellabelle.com.
    Address: 1205 Labelle, Montréal, Québec H2L 4C1
    Distance to UQAM: Walk 8-9 minutes; 1200ft (400m)
    Special Amenities: Rooms have kitchenettes, Safety deposit box at reception, Luggage
        storage,in room coffee, Indoor parking (fees), Fax and photocopy services (fees)
    Comments: Breakfast included

Hotel St. Denis (Three plus Star***)- hotel-st-denis.com.
    Address: 1254 Saint-Denis, Montréal, Québec H2X 3J6
    Distance to UQAM: Walk 4-5 minutes; 600ft (200m)
    Special Amenities: In room Safety deposit box, Keurig coffee maker, 32” ACL TV,
        Indoor parking (16$ CAN), Iron & ironing board, Hair dryer.
    Comments: Breakfast included

St. Andre Hotel (Three/two Star***/**)- www.hotelsaintandre.ca.
    Address: 1285 Rue Saint-Andre, Montréal, Québec H2L 3T1
    Distance to UQAM: Walk 10-11 minutes; 1500ft (500m)
    Special Amenities: Telephone with free local calls, Refrigerator, Satellite Cable TV,
        Iron & ironing board (on request), Hair dryer (on request)
    Comments: Breakfast included

Ground Transportation click here for information or go to the bottom of this page)

Hotel Accomodations - Information

The Organizing Committee has negotiated and reserved block of rooms in area hotels close to the University and are accessible by a short walk to UQAM and the Metro station near the university.

The registration fees include accommodations for three nights: Tuesday through Thursday, May 17-19, 2016. It also includes daily breakfast, in most hotels, and daily lunch at the university from Wednesday through Friday, May 18-20, 2016. The registration fees provide single occupancy rooms but double occupancy rooms are available for additional nominal fees and include breakfast for two, when applicable.

You may extend your stay or arrive earlier, up to 3 days, for the same special rates we received from the hotel. Contact our office for more details. For any extended stay, daily breakfast but not lunch will be provided free by the hotel, when applicable.

The registration to the conference includes a complimentary Reception on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. For spouses or companions who do not register for the conference, there might be a nominal fees for participating in the Reception.

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel rooms will be assigned on a “First come first serve basis” and according to the registration category and hotel class. Once the rooms block in a given hotel is used, or the deadline for reservation with the hotel is expired, IAMB will not be able to offer the same registration fees. The registration fees will then be adjusted to reflect the prevailing guestroom rates at that time. The Organizing Committee, therefore, strongly recommends that you register and secure your room reservations as early as possible.

Once the rooms block in a given hotel class is filled, an alternate hotel class will be offered. For changes from 4 star hotels to 3 star hotels, an appropriate refund will be given to the registrant. If you registered and paid for 3 star hotel and no more rooms are available in that category, you will be offered an upgrade to 4 star hotel or the accommodation portion of your registration fees will be refunded to you. In that case, you will be responsible for your own accommodations.

Conference Registration & Room Reservations
How to register online

Do not contact the hotels for room reservations!!
Contact/Questions: Sheila Miller at the IAMB Office, millers@iamb.net

1. Go the registration Section (URL: http://events.iamb.net/event/long.php)
2. Login or create a new IAMB profile
Note: If you previously submitted your email address to IAMB (via submission or registration), your profile exists already in our system. Enter your email address and then select “Forgot your password”. The system will assign you a new password.
3. Complete the registration form and click "Submit"
4. The Registration Summary will be displayed
5. Proceed with payment with a valid credit card or by Paypal.

For more information on payments or registration by fax see the General registration page. If you are unable to pay by a credit card, you may pay by check or use international bank transfer (Contact our office for details).

Modification of Arrival and Departure Dates
To amend your room reservation for any incorrect details or other changes, contact Sheila Miller at the IAMB Office. Once the rooms block that the Hotel has assigned to IAMB is full, changing the dates of your arrival or departure will be subject to room availability and possible price change

Cancellations of Registration
For any cancellation on or before April 17, 2016, a $125 cancellation fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date. Failure to check-in (no-show) on the scheduled arrival date, will incur a charge equal to the entire amount of the registration fees.



Airport & Ground Transportation

The Montreal International Airport (Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport) is about 20 Km (12 miles) from UQAM. There are a few possibilities (prices in Canadian Dollars):

1. By the 747 Express Bus: The fare with 747 express bus to downtown is $10 and takes about 45 – 60 minutes depending on traffic. The bus has WiFi. You may buy the ticket at STM ticket machine on the international arrival level, or buy the ticket on the bus with exact change in coins only.
2. Taxcab and Limo: Taxi rates are fixed at $40 to downtown montreal for up to practically 3 persons . Meter rides to other destinations have minimum charge of $17. Customary tip the to the driver averages about 15%. Credit cards are often accepted (inquire with the driver) and sometime American dollars are accepted. Limos can be hired at the airport without prior reservation and have fixed cost of $55 to downtown plus the customary tip.
3. Regular Bus: The fare to downtown is $3, coin only. This service is not recommended! The ride could be more difficult and time consuming especially with luggage since it involves transfer and some walking. The bus runs every 30 minutes.
4. By Train: This mode of transportation is also not smooth. There is no train from the airport to downtown Montreal. You will need either a bus ride ($3) to reach the AMT commuter train station and then take the train $7) to Montreal, or take a free shuttle service by Via Rail to reach their train station, and then purchase ticket ($20) to downtown Montreal.