Quartier des spectacles set to be a popular lodging location among Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon runners this year

MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Internationally renowned hotelier Hyatt Regency and the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & 1/2 Marathon are proud to announce their new two-year partnership. As the official headquarter hotel for the most popular running event in Quebec, the Hyatt Regency Montreal, located in the Quartier des spectacles, downtown neighbourhood, is offering special discounts for participants. "Runners from over 60 countries will be coming to Montreal for this year's event, and many will extend their stay to visit our beautiful city," said Louis Malafarina, Executive Director, Competitor Canada.  

"I am proud to be taking part in this adventure, thanks to our partnership with the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. I will support the event along with my team, both as the hotel's executive Chef, by presenting a special pre-marathon menu, and as a participant in the Half Marathon," indicated Sylvain Levaillant, Hyatt Regency Montreal's Executive Chef.

For the first time, the event's five races, with distances ranging from the children's 1K to the marathon, will be held over a full weekend, on September 23 and 24. "The event is expected to benefit the city's economy more than ever because of this change," mentioned Mr. Malafarina, adding that "the 2016 edition brought close to 29,000 visitors to Montreal, for 7,500 room-nights spent in the city's hotels".

This world-renowned sporting event is part of the larger Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, which offers appealing incentives for globe-trotting runners. Among these is the exclusive World Rocker Medal, a much-coveted reward for runners taking up the World Rocker Challenge, which involves completing a Series' marathon or half-marathon in two different countries within the same calendar year. Participants can also choose to run unlimited Series events worldwide within a year thanks to the Global Tour Pass.

About the Hyatt Regency Montreal

Hyatt Regency Montreal is conveniently located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, within a few minutes walk from Old Montreal, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Chinatown and the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Its 595 suites and comfortable rooms offer breathtaking views of Montreal. The Hotel provides to its guests access to its indoor pool, spa services, fitness room, and offers 35,000 square feet (3200 square meters) of event space. Hyatt Regency Montreal has two restaurants: Saveur, for breakfast and SIX Resto Lounge for dinner. During summer, the SIX Resto Lounge terrace on the 6th level offers an unbeatable view of place des Festivals.

About the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & ½ Marathon

In 2017, the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & 1/2  Marathon, whose 27th edition coincides with Montreal's 375th anniversary year, will be marked by novelty. Organized by Festival de la Santé, in conjunction with Competitor Canada, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is the world's largest running series, with over 500,000 runners participating in events worldwide every year. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the international 20 Years Running campaign, the series started with the simple idea of making running fun, and has transformed the running landscape by livening up the route with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to more than 30 destination cities, drawing visitors from around the world. Over the history of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, charity partners have raised more than $300 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. Registration for the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & Half Marathon can be accessed at the following address, and there are five distances to choose from: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/en/register/.


SOURCE Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon

For further information: Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon, Vanessa Lyssan, 514 266-5434, vlyssan@octanestrategies.com; Hyatt Regency Montreal, Carole Cairo, Marketing Manager, 514 841-2079, carole.cairo@hyatt.com


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