Hôtel de Glace

Since 2001, Hôtel de Glace has opened seasonally as soon as subzero temps blanket the area. It takes six weeks to transform 40,000 tons of snow into the fanciful 21-room ice hotel, the only hotel in North America made entirely of snow and ice. Amenities include hot tubs, sauna, ice chapel, an ice slide, and Ice Bar.

Since 2001, Hôtel de Glace has opened seasonally as soon as subzero temps blanket the area. It takes six weeks to transform 40,000 tons of snow into the fanciful 21-room ice hotel, the only hotel in North America made entirely of snow and ice. Amenities include hot tubs, sauna, ice chapel, an ice slide, and Ice Bar.

Since 2001, Hôtel de Glace has opened seasonally as soon as subzero temps blanket the area. It takes six weeks to transform 40,000 tons of snow into the fanciful 21-room ice hotel, the only hotel in North America made entirely of snow and ice. Amenities include hot tubs, sauna, ice chapel, an ice slide, and Ice Bar.

Speaking of getting cozy, the Hôtel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind winter-themed retreat. Constructed from 30,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice, the building is an architectural marvel in itself. It’s located on the slopes of the Laurentian Mountains, just 10 minutes from downtown, and offers the unmatched style and intimacy of an igloo. Spend a night in the theme suites, which feature majestic sculptures and beds with a solid ice base, and take advantage of the outdoor spa and sauna that’s open year-round. Finish the day off by unwinding at the Ice Bar over a few expertly-mixed cocktails and enjoy the magical ambiance found throughout the hotel.

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