U2 Fans Converge on Montreal

QUEBEC, Jun 29, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The Hippodrome de Montreal will be transformed into a City of Blinding Lights when U2 brings its 360 degrees World Tour to this island metropolis for Friday and Saturday night performances July 8-9, 2011.

Capturing audiences around the globe on a tour that begin in 2009, Montreal fans are booking into airport hotels in Montreal after waiting for over a year for their chance to experience the live vibrations of one of the world’s most popular groups. Originally set to appear in Montreal last July, the concert had to be rescheduled due to Bono’s back surgery and impending rehabilitation. The lead singer of this unique Irish rock band is going strong as the third leg of this world tour makes its way to Montreal for two 7 p.m. performances.

Taking to the magnificent stage set in the Hippodrome, U2 is joined by Interpol to envelope the crowds with two summer concerts that won’t soon be forgotten by Canadian fans. Relaxing amenities at nearby hotels in West Island Montreal are up to the task of providing overnight comfort to U2 fans so they can maximize their concert experience. Conveniently located just 7.1 kilometers from Hippodrome de Montreal, the Courtyard Montreal Airport Hotel welcomes fans with complimentary airport shuttle service, nearby car rental agencies and free guest parking. An exceptional choice among conference hotels in Montreal, the Courtyard also offers complimentary Internet access for those looking to keep pace with the ever changing news regarding concert performances.

Conveniently located within walking distance of a popular entertainment complex, fine shopping, restaurants and cafes, this Montreal West Island hotel’s central location, just off the TransCanada Highway, allows travelers easy access to all of Montreal. Well-appointed guest rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott’s Montreal Airport hotel combine comfort and functionality to provide guests with a relaxing hotel experience. Spacious bathrooms, pillow top mattresses, featherbeds, luxurious cotton-rich linens and room service are standard, along with coffee / tea service and a mini-refrigerator. Large work spaces make it easy to keep up with the work load or plug-in electronics and keep them charged for long concert nights or busy Montreal days.