Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport will be the gateway into the region for most international visitors, with multiple transatlantic flights going to and from the airport every day. It's 12 miles from the bustling center of Montreal’s Downtown, and journeys into the city center via taxi can be a little pricey, so it’s advisable to use the airport’s shuttle service instead. Taking between 45 minutes to an hour to reach the city center, the 747 service operates 24 hours a day, and makes stops at the Berri-UQAM Metro Station. From here trains can whisk you to your final destination.
Cobbled with historic charm and glazed with cosmopolitan modernity, Montreal is a skyscraping centerpiece on the glittering St. Lawrence River. From the antiquated facades of Old Montreal to the chic, fashionable vibrancy of the Latin Quarter, the lively city is a mix of appealing contrasts. Museums, galleries, and a busy festival calendar fuels the city’s cultural scene, while world class dining and indulgent shopping make it a top destination for anyone seeking the best of life’s pleasures. Montreal is all about the joie de vivre.
The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel (coming from the same origin as hospital), which referred to a French version of a building seeing frequent visitors, and providing care, rather than a place offering accommodation. In contemporary French usage, hôtel now has the same meaning as the English term, and hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning, as well as "hôtel" in some place names such as Hôtel-Dieu (in Paris), which has been a hospital since the Middle Ages. The French spelling, with the circumflex, was also used in English, but is now rare. The circumflex replaces the 's' found in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time took on a new, but closely related meaning. Grammatically, hotels usually take the definite article – hence "The Astoria Hotel" or simply "The Astoria."
On the Las Vegas Strip there is a tradition of one-upmanship with luxurious and extravagant hotels in a concentrated area. This trend now has extended to other resorts worldwide, but the concentration in Las Vegas is still the world's highest: nineteen of the world's twenty-five largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms.[14]

Some hotels fill daytime occupancy with day rooms, for example, Rodeway Inn and Suites near Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[18] Day rooms are booked in a block of hours typically between 8 am and 5 pm,[19] before the typical night shift. These are similar to transit hotels in that they appeal to travelers, however, unlike transit hotels, they do not eliminate the need to go through Customs.
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