Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace Set To Open on January 4th

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For the 16th year, Quebec’s Ice Hotel is almost ready to welcome visitors.

Quebec's Hôtel de Glace 2016 - exterior

Set to open on January 4th through to March 28th, the 44 room/suite ice palace has been completely re-designed for the 2016 Winter season.

“From frozen glaciers to rivers flowing underground, visitors are free to explore the banks and meanders of rivers that capture the imagination.  Man and water join forces to take you on a voyage along imaginary rivers through a world of ice and snow, as you experience the Hôtel de Glace as a River,”  Pierre L’Heureux, artistic director of the Hôtel de Glace explained.

Quebec's Hôtel de Glace 2016 - lobby

This year the chapel will be separate from the Hôtel itself this year.  “We want to make it a special, more significant venue that will be at once awe – inspiring and intimate,” Jacques Desbois explained.

Quebec's Hôtel de Glace 2016 - chapel

Visitors can experience the hotel and the area many different ways.  You can visit the site for the day and tour the hotel, stay the night in one of their rooms/suites, or book a package through the hotel that pairs a one night stay with dining and adventure!

The hotel offers guests 4 different room/suites

  • Hôtel de Glace rooms – The Hôtel de Glace room represents the original experience with its natural look. Intimate as an igloo, the regular rooms have one, two or three queen beds size to accommodate you.
  • Theme suites – The Hôtel de Glace theme suites impress by their unique design and their particular atmosphere. The sculpture made of ice or snow as well as the artistic lightning offer a memorable night.
  • Premium theme suite with fireplace – Enjoy the fascinating interplay between fire and ice in these magnificent suites. Especially made for the Hôtel de Glace, these fireplaces will definitely add a touch of magic to your stay.
  • Premium Deluxe Arctic Spas theme suite with fireplace and private spa – Treat yourself with the largest and most luxurious suite of the Hôtel de Glace. With its fireplace and its private spa, this exceptional suite is perfect for special occasion.

Friends of ours stayed last year and said that one night is perfect to experience everything the hotel has to offer.

Unlike a regular hotel,  there is quite a bit of planning that goes into staying at an ice hotel so guests should be aware of the special requirements when packing for the trip.  The hotel offers some tips on how to pack on their website.

For more information on Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace, please visit their website.

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