Hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City
Set on a 54m- high dramatic cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway and claimed to be the most photographed hotel in North America, hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City is its icon. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline due to its elevated location is viewed from passing trains as well as ships plying the waters of the mighty river. The hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698. The Château was built near the historic Citadelle, the construction of which Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The hotel is located in the Quebec City Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in North America with its original city walls. Canada’s railway hotels are a series of grand hotels across the country. The hotels were originally built by the Canadian railway companies to serve the railway passengers. Many of them were designed in the "château style", which as a result became known as a distinctly Canadian form of architecture. The use of towers and turrets, and other Scottish baronial and French château architectural elements, became a signature style of Canada’s majestic hotels. The hotels are so outstanding that each of them has become a local and national landmark, and most of which are icons of Canadian history and architecture. One of the finest hotels in Canada, hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City was opened in 1893. It was designed by American architect Bruce Price; the newer portions of the hotel, including the central tower (1924), were designed by Canadian architect William Sutherland Maxwell. The Quebec Conference of 1943, at which Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Château Frontenac while much of the staff stayed nearby at the Citadel. Now Hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City is operated as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. The current hotel capacity is 611 guestrooms and suites on 18 floors. This enchanting urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views, elegant touch of historic Europe, unparalleled amenities, exquisite dining, and superb service. You can swim a few laps in the indoor pool or work out in the state-of-the-art health club. If you are visiting Quebec for business, a modern business centre is at your service. The hotel provides you with a self-guided tour app, available for smartphones and tablets: you can simply connect to the Wi-Fi, download the app, and experience the 15-minute interactive historical tour, featuring a narrative walk through time including stories and images of years gone by. If you are seeking an ultimate luxury hotel in Quebec City, than Frontenac is the right choice for you. Your stay at this magnificent hotel will guarantee you a memorable and inspiring time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Please remember that the hotel is 100% smoke free.