Canada’s Ice Hotel To Open Jan. 4


This year’s version of the Hôtel de Glace de Québec (ice hotel), now in its 16th season, will open Jan. 4, 2016 featuring a “Rivers” theme, whether frozen solid or flowing underground, tropical or lyrical in nature.

The theme is the inspiration behind the design for the Hôtel de Glace and its suites. Entirely redesigned this year, the only hotel of its kind in North America opens Jan. 4 to March 28, 2016.
Following a record 15th anniversary in 2015, this year promises to be even better.

“Things are looking good. Overnight stays are up, we have close to 20 confirmed bookings for weddings, our web site traffic is constantly growing and foreign media coverage is also steadily on the rise,” said Hôtel de Glace CEO Jacques Desbois. “We’re excited about picking up where we left off with an all-new sensorial experience that promises to be fun, unique and enriching.”

To add a new dimension to the site, the chapel will be separate from the hotel itself this year. Winter sports fans are also sure to appreciate this year’s new Heineken sports bar with its ice games and sports TV programming.

On Jan. 15, the public is invited to celebrate the 2016 season launch of the Hôtel de Glace. Now a popular tradition, the official opening kicks off with fireworks, shows and live music. Tickets are on sale at 418-623-2888, ext. 102.

The Ice Bar also promises to be even hotter than ever this year, with two special events on the agenda. The first is on Feb. 27, presented by Neige ice cider, and another evening is planned on March 11 by Amarula in collaboration with Énergie.

From Feb. 29 to March 4, in collaboration with the City of Quebec, the Hôtel de Glace will offer a selection of outdoor activities at a special low family rate for residents. Admission will be free for kids and only $12 (taxes included) for adults.

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