I come up to Montreal a couple times a year to enjoy the festivities. The last couple times I've stayed at the Intercontinental--which was fine, but I want to try something new. I'm looking for a mid- to large sized hotel (not boutique), provider-friendly, and as fun and elegant as possible. A place with some style but also some anonymity. The prices in early January are reasonable so I'm open to suggestion. I'm especially interested in the Loews or W; both seem kind of cool and attractive. Has anyone used them? (I've tried searching; there's not much on Loews and "W" is hard to search for....)
Of course the bottom line is that I want a nice place that won't hassle me or an escort.