This executive boardroom can accommodate up to 24 people in boardroom style. It was the original dining room of the Merchants Bank of Canada and dates back to 1870. Located on the third floor, the John Hammond room has its own private bathroom. Original wood paneling, flooring and moldings, as well as murals painted by John Hammond dating back to the 1930's add to the room's unique historic décor.
The corner space offers ample natural light, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a 20 foot x 5 foot permanent table, a 10 foot x 10 foot projection screen, complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a 52 inch LCD television.
Who was John Hammond?
John Hammond at nine years of age, John Hammond worked in a marble polishing factory. Nobody knew that he would become a painter of oceans, fields and mountains for more than 70 years. In 1891, Sir‑William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway, commissioned the best landscape artists in the country to immortalize the villages, hills and snowy peaks along the railway. The paintings were hung in hotel lobbies and train stations, just like billboards are now erected along our highways. In the 1930s, John Hammond was invited by Power Corporation, one of the many occupants of the Merchants Bank building, to paint eight great murals of hydroelectric plants. These majestic paintings have been restored and are now part of Hotel Le St-James' décor.
Situated on the 11th floor, the Presidential Salon is a sumptuous dining room adjacent to the Presidential Suite. Garnished with Italian parquet flooring, this exclusive space can accommodate up to 10 people in boardroom style. Upon request, guests can be entertained for private dinners. Our Chef would be pleased to tantalize your taste buds in the privacy of this suite. An 8 hour rental time slot includes access to the fully-equipped kitchen and a powder room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, and a television for presentations is available upon request.
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