Coyle Hospitality works in concert with Canadian hotels and restaurants to orchestrate great guest experiences.
Forget jet lag. Crossing the border from the USA to Canada on the east coast, things may not look very different. But, just wait until you reach Montreal. There’s a perceptible ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the air, a European quality that makes Montreal moments all the more special for delivering a French accent without having to cross the big pond.
From market stalls serving boudin and maple ice cream to cozy hotels with a roaring fireplace in winter, Coyle Hospitality has Montreal covered. From the top of Mont Royal to the streets of the old city, experienced bilingual evaluators are in and out of Montreal’s busiest and best hotels and restaurants, with their fingers on the pulse.
- Customized evaluations with bilingual markets in mind
- How to benchmark and excel against your competitive set
- Coyle-referred professional evaluators help you to see your business through the eyes of your guests
- Work with professional evaluators who are on the ground in your town seven days a week
- Our bespoke software is fully flexible to meet your changing needs
- Get quick turnaround with remarkable takeaways and insights
In a Montreal State of Mind
Ooh là là, Montréal. Our northern neighbor has such a charming touch of European style and class. It’s clearly quite important to have a cadre of professional evaluators deployed by Coyle on behalf of our Canadian cousin clients. And, are they Québécois? Mais oui, bien sûr.
Montreal dining is wonderful. Visitors can place a béret jauntily upon the head, then head out to begin the morning ‘dans le style Parisien.’ Start with a steamy cappuccinno and a freshly baked almond croissant from a sidewalk café in the cobblestoned streets of pretty Old Montreal.
As for residents, they indicate that the locally sourced Montreal food movement is a vital and growing one which absolutely thrives in warmer months and at harvest time. Think tomatoes, asparagus, currants, strawberries, blueberries, apples, honey, Canadian lobster, pumpkins, squash, corn, and of course, maple syrup used every which way imaginable — including the famous, fabulous ice cream.
Restaurants most frequently mentioned with affection, such as Toqué and Europea, are also the ones considered to have the best food and the best service. In fact, Europea is equally revered by locals and travelers alike, winning a spot in the top 10 list of the world’s favorite by users of Tripadvisor in 2012. Up in the heights of Plateau-Mont-Royal quarter at the wildly popular Au Pied de Cochon, not unlike at its namesake at Paris’ Les Halles, people are talking about pig’s trotter and the menu which features an entire section (Californians, take note) devoted to foie gras. Down under the ground in the Place Ville Marie, quick service with a warm smile is the way to keep folks out of the cold and coming back. As a ride on the 55 bus up St-Laurent spotlights so well, there’s an international mix of cuisine from Chinatown to Portuguese to Little Italy. Favorites like Schwartz’s deli where the smoked meat sandwiches draw crowds until midnight and Mosihes, the 70-year-old institution, tip their hats to family recipes imported from Eastern European Jewish homes.
We know that Le Restaurant XO in The Hôtel St-James is rated tops for décor and that another hotel restaurant, Renoir, at the Sofitel Montréal has exceptional service. There is stiff competition at every price point in this sophisticated destination. In hotels ranging from the five- star Ritz-Carlton to quaint bed and breakfast places in local neighborhoods, quality accommodation is a hallmark of Quebecers’ hospitality.
Not everyone can be in the top ten. Still, we want to help your hotel and dining establishment be the very best it can be.