By Air: Arriving at the YUL airport, you can decide to take the Bus or a Taxi to get to the Hotel. A Taxi will cost you a flat 40$(+tip) fee to the Montreal Downtown area, where the Hyatt is located. A pass for the Airport Shuttle Bus 747 will cost you 10$, and should be bought at one of the STM stions nearby prior to taking the bus if you don't have exact change in coins, this pass will also be valid for unlimited metro area public transport for 24 hours. The shuttle bus stop the closest to the Hyatt Regency is located on corner of Jeanne-Mance, and is referred to as stop number 7. It is about a one-minute walk to the hotel form there.
By Rail: The Montreal Central Train Station is located 1km away from the Hyatt Regency Montreal.
By Bus: The Montreal Central Bus station is located 1.4km from the Hyatt Regency Montreal.
The Marriott Courtyard Montreal Downtown is a 3-minute walk to the Hyatt Regency.
W Hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Hyatt Regency.
The Hilton Garden Inn is a 8-minute walk to the Hyatt, but some delay is to be expected because of the crowded area surrounding the Jazz Festival. (SOLD OUT)
The Westin Montreal is a 8-minute walk to the Hyatt, but is currencly sold out on June 24th and 25th. (SOLD OUT)
The 35th Anniversary Jazz Passport - If you like Jazz and want to attend the Montreal International Jazz Festival during or after the conference, here's a VIP opportunity to do so.
The Hyatt Regency Montreal is located downtown, in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. It is part of the Complexe Desjardins. Inside the Complexe Desjardins you will find a multitude of Shops, Kiosks and Snacks, including some Carriers (Rogers, Videotron, Fido), a grocery store, a liquor store, a food court, a small electronics store (The Source), etc.
Montreal is known throughtout the world for it's festivals, this year Recon will be held during the same time than the International Jazz Festival of Montreal, the largest Jazz Festival in the world. This festival is actually happening just in front of the Hotel, the Hyatt also being the official hotel of the Jazz fest.
Montreal is a French/English bilingual city. While the official language of the province is French, most people living in Montreal are bilingual.