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5 Montreal Hotels To Avoid During A Bachelor Party

Montreal is jam-packed with luxurious places to stay. If you’re here for a wild bachelor party, you don’t want the party being held at the local Holiday Inn. No no no, this occasion calls for a special home-base for the festivities. There are a lot to choose from, so here are the Montreal hotels you’ll want to AVOID.

Hotel St.James

The St.James is without a doubt one of the classiest and fanciest hotels in Montreal. The ‘who’s who’ list of people that have stayed there is endless. I mean, there are usually more Maybach’s parked outside than at Jay-Z’s house. However, it’s not ideal for bachelor parties due to the fact that it’s just too darn expensive. Also, the place is relatively dated on the inside. The level of luxury is more the type that your parents (or their parents) would enjoy. For that price, thought, there isn’t nearly enough fun going on there.

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Chateau Versailles

Avoid this place like the plague. While not often booked, it does come up due to alliances with several points/airline packages. The hotel is old, delicate and will throw you out faster than the speed at which the guests move. This is by no means a party headquarters.

Loews Vogue Hotel

This one is a real heartbreaker, because the Loews Vogue Hotel in Montreal could be an amazing place for a bachelor party, but sadly, it is not. The location is great (right off St-Catherine’s and one block from Crescent), the suites are large (even some two-bedroom suites), but the management goes out of their way to shut down any type of partying/noise and will even make you sign a waiver. We’ve have had guests denied their reservation upon check-in; they’re that strict. They even have a gatekeeper by the elevator making it near impossible to invite over any “questionable” guests.

Delta Montreal

This one is a relatively big hotel with affordable rates and nice suites, but they absolutely hate bachelor parties. It’s similar to the Loews (mentioned above), just cheaper.

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Old Montreal Castle

While this last one isn’t a hotel and more of an AirBnB/short-term rental, it’s still to be avoided (book with extreme caution). The house itself is insane, but unfortunately so are their policies. They have a party house that hates parties (go figure) and their list of rules and mandates make Mariah Carey seem down-to-earth.  They will charge for everything and anything, including a late check-in. Yes, they charge for late check-in, not late check-out. They will also show up quite often throughout the weekend at random times, regardless of complaints. This space is like Tim Tebow’s hot girlfriend: a true waste.

 

Posted on: 09 Feb 2016
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
5 Good Ways To Detox Just To Retox Before Your Bachelor Party

If you’re under 30, then you can go ahead and skip this article because your body doesn’t have a vile hatred for you just yet. If you’re over 30, then we both know you’re power drinking days are behind you and you have one big night of your best boozing in the tank. As a 34-year old man myself, I find that I am more careful with my drunkenness than with my portfolio. However, when it comes to your buddy’s bachelor party, you are forced to go all in! And sure, by the next morning you’ll feel terrible and hate the world, but that’s expected. Just try one (or more) of these tips to getting back on your feet the next morning (or afternoon) and I guarantee you’ll be 100% by the time you have to do it all over again the next night.

Oh, and before attempting any of these, get some coffee in you…

Go To The (Hetero) Baths

If you’re in need of some serious pampering and relaxation then the hot/cold baths at Bota Bota or Spa Finlandia are a must. Each place has a series of pools with various temperatures all designed to re-invigorate your body. There is also a nice communal aspect and often some good looking girls at these high end spas. If you need even more therapy, then I suggest opting for a massage.

Try A New-Age Float Tank

This is probably the most out-there and interesting idea to detox. I learned about float tanks/deprivation tanks by listening to Joe Rogan rant on his podcast all about them. Chances are most people have never tried it, but I highly recommend trying it at least once. A float tank is a private little capsule filled with half epsom salt and half water. You lay inside the dark tank (there is a light if you get scared of your emotions) floating in near weightlessness. It’s a truly unique experience and an amazing way to unplug and tune out the world for an hour.  You will feel very good after, trust me.

Walk Up Mountain Royal

This is probably the most engaging and most impossible of the ideas on this list if you are truly hungover. However, if you are able to move even a little, it can be a rewarding and cultural experience for you and your buddies. This is also the cheapest and perhaps most effective solution to getting a jump start on your day.  In the center of the city is Mont Royale, which Montreal is named after (it’s OK, I didn’t know this at first either). Mont Royal is the Central Park of Montreal. In fact, the trails and layout were designed by the same guy! While not the steepest of climbs, it’s a great escape from the urban jungle and there is one hell of a view at the top.  If it’s Sunday, walk to the East side of the mountain and experience the Tam-Tams, where hundreds of people gather to smoke, drink, play instruments, and just relax. 

Go Jet Boating And/Or White Water Rafting

Most bachelor parties want to do one benign group activity so that they don’t feel like complete degenerates. While go-karting or paintball are two time-tested traditional options, experiencing the Montreal rapids is a better one! Unlike most major cities, the island of Montreal has some amazing rapids right on the edge of town. There are two great options for the rapids: white water rafting or jet boating.  The best way to differentiate the two is  to call one active and the other passive.  If you are hungover AF or not into exercise (like me), then jet boating is for you. Basically, it’s a large pontoon boat that seats up to 30 people and it dive-bombs into the rapids. Huge waves of water rush over the boat, soaking everyone more than a stripper at a Louis Vuitton store. The white water rafting is even more invigorating, as some of the rapids can launch you out of the boat if you don’t hold on.

Posted on: 09 Feb 2016
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
How A Group Of Guys From The South Spent $100K On Their Montreal Bachelor Party

Now THIS is how to have an epic bachelor party! Just when we thought we had seen it all, we ended up having one of our craziest bachelor party weekends yet. These guys blew our previous ultimate bachelor party package out of the friggin’ water with this one. You may think that some of what I’m about to tell you is crazy, or even made up, but I promise, this is how some lucky bastards recently did it.

The Arrival

The group featured 24 dudes from down South. They were all very laid back guys with that classic southern charm. One particularly generous gentleman flew everyone down on his private jet and ended up footing most of the bill. I guess it’s a good time to own a chain of fast-food chicken restaurants in the South. Their arrival was just a small sign of the things to come. Waiting for the group on the tarmac was a limousine filled with strippers. Once everyone piled in, we set off to one of the nicest boutique hotels in downtown Montreal, where we set the guys up with the presidential suite and individual private rooms.

Getting Rowdy At The Hotel

Activity number one was a quick party at the suite, where 10 girls put on quite a show. The party featured a fully-stocked bar and some topless beer pong. Then we brought in the party girls. A party girl’s importance should not be undervalued. Regardless of a group’s size or budget, party girls really add to the party. We scour the city and spend countless research & development hours (Facebook profile stalking) to find the right girls to take any party to the next level. The right party girl will take any tension off the group and attract even more girls. This is just science. So, we brought in 12 of the youngest, hottest and most impressionable party girls that Montreal has to offer. It’s important to find a girl before she becomes jaded and too accustomed to the good life. As they say, you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

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The Last Supper

For dinner, we went to the best steakhouse in Canada. That’s where the drinks REALLY got flowing. It started with a $9000 6L bottle of Dom Perignon. I don’t mean the toilet water 2004 stuff; I’m talking the 1994 bottle. That was followed up by a $6000 9L bottle of wine. There was seafood towers, caviar tins, and of course, steaks. Half-way through the meal, while everyone was eating, we had some girls come put on a show on the table that involved a different type of eating. Now that’s a pretty fantastic centrepiece if you ask me!

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Find Me In The Club, Bottles Full Of Bub

Following dinner, we took the boys and girls to the club, where a special section filled with bottles was awaiting them. Our midget bartender took care of the group all night long, and one of the guys in the group was so hammered that it took him over an hour to realize that his bartender was a little person. The night continued on that pace, as the guys partied at the club until the morning hours. This was just night one, though. There was still much more to come.

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Day Two

The next day started with another private suite party, only featuring some college football on the screens. Of course, we got strippers to wear the jerseys of their alma mater. That was a nice touch. After the game, we rented out an entire spa for massages. After a long night of strenuous partying, it’s important to relax and take care of the body a little bit.

Following the massages, we went to the supper club. This time, we brought out 18 party girls for the occasion. That’s more than an NBA roster. The guys must have enjoyed the over-sized bottle of wine from the previous night, because they ordered a few more. It wasn’t long before things started to get wild. Girls were taking off their tops, guys were throwing money in the air, and the expensive champagne was flowing like a water fountain. We had the attention of the entire club. It was such a scene that when PK Subban and Georges St-Pierre randomly showed up at the same location, nobody seemed to notice.

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The Final Conclusion

By the end of it all, the group had managed to spend $100,000 on their epic Montreal bachelor party, and every penny of it was worth it. This is definitely one for the record books that will be very tough for anyone to top. Never say never, though.

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Posted on: 05 Nov 2015
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
Top Tips for large Bachelor Parties in Montreal

Don’t let your Bachelor Party turn into a sausage fest because of poor planning.


If your bachelor party is over 10 people, then it is considered a large group by Montreal bachelor party standards. There is a lot to consider when you’re dealing with a large group if you want things to run smoothly. To help with the process, check out our tried-and-true tips below.

Plan ahead

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Don’t be this guy.

If you are reading this from your hotel room in Montreal you are probably already screwed. If not, you need to plan ahead. The easiest way to do this is to call us (shameless plug) 1-877-690-4019 and we will take care of everything else. Otherwise, you really need to have a game plan and some reservations in place. unless you like spending a lot of time outdoors you cannot just ‘wing it’ as no place wants a large group of dudes from out of town.


Be a dictator

When dealing with a large group you have to realize that democracy spells disaster. If you want things to go smoothly you have to grow a pair and make the decisions. Tell the group what is what. If you open up the decision making process to everyone you will run in circles, and nothing will get done. We do recommend having one or two key advisors, but at the end of the day you have to call the shots. Let the group know when, where and how much money you need to collect and you will win their hearts and minds. Set deadlines, if people don’t follow them just plan on not having them there. You are the BEST man, act like it!


Collect money up front

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One of the biggest hurdles of planning any bachelor party is the budget. The larger the group the larger the budgets vary. The key here is to keep the sticker price of the bachelor party as low as possible to get as many people on board, while making it as all-inclusive as possible. Make sure you have all the key costs (hotel, bottles, dinners, transportation) factored into the price. Leave nothing to chance, and never think that you will just collect at the venue from everyone. Trust me, you will get burned 100% of the time if you think everyone will chip an equal share when the bill comes.


Don’t plan too many activities

You are on a bachelor party NOT a bachelorette party. You do not need to make sure there is something to do every 15 min. Overall less is more when dealing with a large group. We suggest zero to one daytime/set activity during the day. Focus more on the nightlife. For the nightlife have one club and strip club set at a minimum for each night.

Posted on: 11 Jul 2013
Posted by: Oren
Montreal Bachelor Party Hotels: The Opus Hotel(Now Hotel 10)

Montreal Bachelor Party Hotel Spotlight: The Opus hotel.picture

This is the first in our series of the best Montreal bachelor party hotels. When traveling to Montreal for a bachelor party, choosing the right hotel should be at the top of everyone’s list. That’s why we decided to start the series with a sleek boutique hotel called the Opus.

Why We Love the Opus:

Prime Location for a Bachelor Party

The Opus Hotel is conveniently located on the corner of Sherbrooke Street and Saint-Laurent, directly in the heart of the nightlife action. 1 block from some of the best Montreal nightlife. This contemporary hotel is expertly designed and decorated and was selected by Condé Nast magazine as one of the worlds hottest hotels.

KOKO Supper Club at the Opus Hotel

pictureThe hotel is home to KOKO, one of the cities finest supper clubs and SUCO, a sleek lounge. Staying here allows you the luxury of not even leaving your hotel, as all the partying can be done in-house. The Opus gets busy on the weekends with KOKO staying open till 3am on both Friday and Saturday.

Stunning Rooms

Deluxe RoompictureDeluxe rooms are available with two queen beds or one king-sized bed and range from 325-500 square feet. Note: Rooms with 2 beds are in limited supply
Executive Suite pictureExecutive Suites are contemporary two-room suites ranging from 665-780 square feet, including a King-sized bed and two bathrooms.
Presidential SuitepictureThe Grand Daddy of them all is the Presidential Suite, which is a two floor Penthouse overlooking the city. Only available on request.

 

If your bachelor party is looking for a stylish hotel that is right in the center of the action, with the party at your doorstep, we couldn’t recommend staying at a better hotel.

We have some of the best rates around at The Opus and we can add The Opus Hotel in Montreal to one of our bachelor party packages. For reservations, contact us at 1.877.690.4919.

Posted on: 28 May 2012
Posted by: Rod
Ideas to Take Your Bachelor Party to the Next Level

I frequently get calls from guys saying, “I’m coming to Montreal and I want to do something crazy!” The real problem here is: what is their idea of crazy? What If my idea of crazy is offensive to them? I may have shocked more than a few people over the years, however, we plan one-of-a-kind bachelor parties in Montreal not Utah. Here are the best bachelor party ideas to make it crazy:

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This is the most tried and true method out there. What crazy story ever began with, “so we were all really sober…”? The best way to make things wild is to add more bottles than you can drink at the club(s) and get all your friends loaded. The risks of this are obvious to everyone over the age of 20, but sometimes the easiest method is the best.

Don’t forget, the more bottles you get, the more status you receive. It will be deemed more humorous when your straight-laced accountant friend removes his pants in the VIP while drinking Goose from a bottle than if he was drinking a Fuzzy Navel shot at the bar.

Hire a Midget/Dwarfpicture

When it comes to a crazy bachelor party, this idea takes the cake. A little person coming out and partying with you at the club gets more attention than any bottle of champagne you order. He will party with you, pour you drinks, and best of all, the ladies will flock to your table. A midget rental will leave a lasting impression on everyone.

Have a Private 2+ Girl Show at Your Hotelpicture

As we have outlined before, a private two-girl show is a sure-fire way to impress everyone. While two girls are great, why not add more? Lesbians are like libations: the more you throw into the mix, the better the outcome.

So far, our record is a 10 girl show. Can you say sensory overload? Note: this is not like “Man Vs. Food” if you finish in under an hour it is not free.

If you don’t have the budget for more girls, then why not change up the location? We can have a show in pretty much any private place from a rooftop balcony of a suite to the private room at a steakhouse.

For the best time possible at your bachelor party, mix various amounts of all three ideas for the ultimate Montreal bachelor party.

Posted on: 24 May 2012
Posted by: Oren
Overdressed at a Bachelor Party
Overdressed

While it is of the utmost importance to dress well when hitting up Montreal’s Nightlife, should you by no means look like you’re about to go to a work conference.

Every weekend, we see countless guys at nightclubs who are far too overdressed. We understand that you want to stand out, but don’t do it for the wrong reasons and in the wrong way.

This basically means leave the suits at home. When a group of guys walk into a club wearing their best “men’s warehouse” suits, it screams Senior Prom. You’ll end up looking like someone’s Dad and be sweating through that polyester in no time.

So do us a favor, save the suits for the wedding.

Posted on: 14 May 2012
Posted by: Rod