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DINE and Destinations - - MI QUESO ES SU QUESO -

Taxi driv­ers call it the “love ho­tel” and that is no sur­prise. While it’s real name is Lho­tel (op­po­site, top), it is the Robert In­di­ana LOVE sculp­ture to the left of the front door that is mem­o­rable. And to the right, a Botero sculp­ture bal­ances the en­trance. Big art. In­side, the theme con­tin­ues. Ge­orges Mar­ciano (of Guess Jeans) bought a 59-room ho­tel in a land­mark his­toric ren­o­vated bank and filled it with his col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal pop art. Jim Dine, Roy Licht­en­stein, David Hock­ney, Mirò, Andy Warhol, to name a few artists whose works are part of the 120 art­works per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Of course, rooms have all the com­forts we ex­pect. Sleep­ing in an art gallery in the heart of Old Mon­treal is a bonus. www.lhotel­montreal.com

At the Le Cen­tre Sher­a­ton, they know the pulse of the city. There is an in­stan­ta­neous feel­ing that we are in ca­pa­ble hands the minute we check in. It tells us much about pro­fes­sion­al­ism and an ex­pe­ri­enced hote­lier. While our ac­com­mo­da­tion is splen­did, with an over­sized work desk, ex­cep­tion­ally com­fort­able fur­nish­ings and the lux­u­ri­ous bath­room we al­ways hope for, we can hardly wait to go back to the lobby and par­take of the Sher­a­ton So­cial Hour in Le Cafe Bar. They have cu­rated a wide se­lec­tion of some of the finest wines in the world, usu­ally un­avail­able by the glass, and of­fer gen­tly priced pours and tast­ings as well as con­ver­sa­tion with wine ex­perts. This is an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed. www.sher­a­ton­cen­tremon­treal.com

Le Cen­tre Sher­a­ton in room din­ing ser­vice

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