Ritz-Carlton Montreal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Star-Studded Gala

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal hosted an elegant gala Friday night to celebrate the hotel's 100th anniversary, which was attended by many illustrious local and international guests.
The luxurious Royal Suite was inaugurated by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene ofMonaco, and renamed the "Grimaldi Suite"
Other notable guests who attended the evening included The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney,Galen Weston Sr. and The Honourable Hilary Weston, Me Jean-Claude Bachand, the Saputo Family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Segal, Lise Watier, Javier San Juan and Constanza San Juan, Joey Adler, Paul Henderson, Alexandre Bilodeau, P.K. Subban, Mitsou Gélinas, Zaib Shaikh, and Mark Belford
The Cirque du Soleil acrobatic troupe greeted and entertained guests as they arrived, and later put on a spectacular performance in the hotel's Palm Court
Master of Ceremonies Ben Mulroney was the perfect host throughout dinner, held in the hotel's historic Oval Room
The menu, prepared by Daniel Boulud, included Lobster Salad, Duo de Boeuf expertly paired with Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino wine, Coulant au Chocolat Caramel, and artisanal Quebec cheeses. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut rosé champagne served in flute glasses ended the dinner on a high note
Stirring musical performances by jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky and The Tenors brought a special touch to the soirée
An after-party like no other took place at the hotel's brand-new rooftop pool, where stunning views of
Montreal's midnight skyline and an electric harpist enthralled guests into the early hours

on October 31, 2012