On June 14, dignitaries, partners and industry professionals gathered to lay the official first stone for Canada’s inaugural Club Med resort, Club Med Québec Charlevoix.
Notable attendees included the Minister of Tourism of Quebec, Caroline Proulx; President of Club Med, Henri Giscard d’Estaing; and chairman of the board of directors of Groupe Le Massif, Daniel Gauthier, to help mark this momentous development in Canadian travel and tourism.
Club Med has announced Dec. 5, 2020 as the official opening date for the sole waterfront mountain resort of the pioneering brand. It will offer experiences for every season, from ski runs, ice-skating and sledding to exhilarating bike trails and guided hiking.
“On behalf of the entire Club Med brand, I’m delighted to welcome Canada to the Club Med family. It is an honour and a privilege to mark this milestone in the presence of dignitaries, industry professionals and the region’s local businesses,” said Giscard. “We’re thrilled to reveal select room renderings and give guests a more intimate look at the resort. As the global leader in all-inclusive mountain resorts, with new properties in Asia, Europe, and now North America, we are proud to expand our presence in this exceptional, cultural region, offering more than 700 new direct and indirect jobs and welcoming guests from all over the world.”
The Canadian mountain resort will highlight the local culture in both activities and design. The newly revealed room concepts play off the Canadian landscape and environment, including motifs such as winter white, blue twilight and red cardinal, to emanate comfort, warmth and the local spirit. Design concepts also pull inspiration from Canada’s cultural heritage to immerse vacationers in the history of the province and the country.
Construction is on track and is currently in the casing stage of the core building. Upon completion of the new development, the 4-Trident resort will feature 302 family and couple rooms, including an Exclusive Collection luxury space occupying high-end suites with scenic views of the river. Superior and Deluxe rooms will range from 323 to 484 square feet.