Ritz -Carlton’s 100th anniversary

Photo george pimentel for Ritz Carlton Montreal

Photo george pimentel for Ritz Carlton Montreal

Montreal, Quebec – October 29, 2012: The Ritz-Carlton Montreal hosted an elegant gala to celebrate the hotel’s 100th anniversary, which was attended by many illustrious local and international guests.

The Hotel’s Royal Suite Inaugurated by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, was renamed the “Grimaldi Suite”.

The Cirque du Soleil acrobatic troupe greeted and entertained guests as they arrived, and later put on a spectacular performance starring Erika Lemay in the hotel’s Palm Court.

 
Proudly performing on behalf of Guy Laliberte's charitable organization  One Drop  for the Royal Family of Monaco at the 100th Anniversary Gala of Ritz Carlton Montreal.

Proudly performing on behalf of Guy Laliberte's charitable organization One Drop for the Royal Family of Monaco at the 100th Anniversary Gala of Ritz Carlton Montreal.

Notable guests who attended the evening included The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney, Galen Weston Sr. and The Honourable Hilary Weston, Me Jean-Claude Bachand, the Saputo Family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Segal, Lise Watier, Javier San Juan and Constanza San Juan, Joey Adler, Paul Henderson, Alexandre Bilodeau, P.K. Subban, Mitsou Gélinas, Zaib Shaikh, and Mark Belford

The Cirque du Soleil acrobatic troupe greeted and entertained guests as they arrived, and later put on a spectacular performance starring Erika Lemay in the hotel’s Palm Court.

Master of Ceremonies Ben Mulroney was the perfect host throughout dinner, held in the hotel’s historic Oval Room

The menu, prepared by Daniel Boulud, included Lobster Salad, Duo de Boeuf expertly paired with Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino wine, Coulant au Chocolat Caramel, and artisanal Quebec cheeses. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut rosé champagne served in flute glasses ended the dinner on a high note.

Stirring musical performances by jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky and The Tenors brought a special touch to the soirée. An after-party like no other took place at the hotel’s brand-new rooftop pool, where stunning views of Montreal’s midnight skyline and an electric harpist enthralled guests into the early hours.