The unique meeting spaces of Montréal’s Institute of Tourism and Hotels

published on May 10, 2016
Montréal Partners

For those interested in a career in tourism or hotel management, Montréal’s Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie (or “ITHQ” for short) is the best place to begin. Founded in 1968 by the government of Québec, ITHQ specializes in culinary hotel management and food service, and it currently ranks among the top hotel management schools in the world.

Located in Montréal’s world-famous Plateau neighborhood, the institute isn’t just for students — it also offers a selection of spaces perfect for corporate meetings and offsite events.


The ITHQ makes an ideal venue for a wide variety of gatherings. In the past, the multifunctional spaces have been used for training sessions, tasting activities, cocktail buffets, receptions and weddings. For business meetings, three conference rooms — Mont-Royal, Saint-Louis and Saint-Laurent — are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet, multimedia screens, built-in surround sound and a hands-free telephone for conference calls. To simplify the planning stages, the meetings and events staff are there to assist you throughout the organization and execution of your big event.


One great option is a pre-set meeting package. Starting from $60/person, these type of packages include a three-course lunch, snacks and the rental costs for your meeting room. For more luxury treats, planners can opt to upgrade to the Business class meeting package. The team at ITHQ also offers wedding, cocktail and holiday packages!


Want to add a team-building activity to your group’s itinerary? Use the onsite sensory analysis laboratoryfor a more scientific approach to wine tasting or reserve the cooking demonstration room for a culinary workshop on regional recipes. Touch base with Carole Richer (contact info below) to determine what would work best for your group.

Bon meeting!


Venue: Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie
Address: 3535 rue Saint-Denis
Twitter: @ITHQ
Contact: Carole Richer (Meetings & Events Manager)