THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 1000 Rogers Cup
From 08/07 to 08/13
Surface: Hard outdoor
Prize money: $ 4,662,300
Tournamet location: Uniprix Stadium – 285 Rue Gary-Carter, Montreal, Quebec H2R 2W1, Canada
How to arrive: The best way to get in the venue is via subway, you can make your way to the De Castelnau station on the blue line. The station is a five minutes walk from Uniprix Stadium. The Jarry subway station on the orange line is also nearby and is about a 20 minutes walk to the site. The stadium is far about 8 km from Old Port and 16 km from International Airport.
Past champions: 2016/2012/2011/2007 Novak Djokovic – 2015/2010/2009 Andy Murray – 2014 Jo Wilfried Tsonga – 2013/2008/2005 Rafa Nadal – 2006/2003 Roger Federer
Entry list: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Roger Federer (Usa) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)
THE TOWN: Montreal is the most populous municipality in the province of Quebec and the second-most populous in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or City of Mary,it is believed to be named after Mount Royal, though there is some debate about this. In 2016, Montreal had a population of 1,704,694. It is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris.
Lonely Planet‘s writer Regis St.Louis explains us the reasons why he loves this town: “I’m always struck by the unbridled creativity of this city. You see it in the magnificent inventions being stirred up in restaurant kitchens, in the barroom and on stage, and you even see it walking down the street with incredible urban art lurking in unexpected places. The dual French-English mix adds dynamism to the city as does its unique mash-up of European and North American culture. Most captivating of all are the people themselves. Montréalers embody joie de vivre. They eat well, throw great parties and are happy to share their city.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Notre Dame Basilica
- Mont Royal
- Old Port
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- La Loggia Art B&B. Located in Montreal city centre, La Loggia Art B&B features local Canadian artwork, as well as art workshops. An urban garden, terrace and fitness classes are available. Free WiFi is included. At La Logia, guests can enjoy a daily breakfast included in the rate. This boutique hotel is situated at 2 km from Notre-Dame Basilica and is rated 9.3 on Booking. Prices? They start from 113$ per night for a queen room with shared bathroom.
- Hotel Le Germain Montreal. Modern and central **** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking which features a free espresso bar in its hall and Wi-Fi service in all rooms. In-room massage and spa services are also offered. The on site delicious Laurie Raphael Montreal Restaurant offers authentic Quebec dishes. A classic room with queen bed costs from 212$ per night with very good breakfast included in the price.
- Le Mount Stephen. Exceptional 5 stars hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and located in the heart of Montreal just 450 mt from Museum of Fine Arts which is housed in a historic mansion dating from 1880, coupled with a sleek contemporary tower of 90 rooms and suites. Guest rooms offer complimentary WIFI, a Nespresso machine, mini-bar, flat-screen IPTV, marble bathrooms with heated floors and a rain forest shower head with Chroma lighting therapy. Fantastic is the on site bar & restaurant. The price for a deluxe king room of 32 mq2 is 326$ per night.
Please notice that these estimated prices don’t include a 18,5% of taxes.
Enjoy a fantastic town and a major tournament!!!
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