Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth —

For the far–out business digs

900 blvd. René–Lévesque O.,

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

When they refreshed the 950–room hotel, Sid Lee Architecture also got down to business with conference facilities, paying homage to the property’s swinging–’60s origin story. Most boardrooms are filled with natural light and whimsical touches (Ping–Pong–ball artwork and canary–yellow beaded curtains), but the Eureka room would be appropriate for world domination. Black leather chairs, a round table lit by a stark halo and 16 curved screens for 180–degree video calls fuel creativity and Dr. Strangelove aspirations. Toast the day’s work with a Dubonnet cocktail (the Queen’s drink of choice) with gin and orange bitters, served on an actual silver platter and chilled with an E–stamped ice cube, at the street–level Nacarat Bar.