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Hôtel de Glace

An icy hotel located in Québec, Canada where everything is made of ice and snow, offering a unique and freezing experience for visitors.

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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.

braedentg 4 years ago

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.

laurenmack 2 years ago

Located off of Quebec city, this iconic frozen getaway is available from January through March. Any Quebecer knows that icy weather is a part of the winter experience up north, and embracing it in the most beautiful way possible- complete with the glassy architecture of frozen bricks and tasty Quebecois cuisine.

seeker 2 years ago

Hôtel de Glace Lists

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    We are very into quirky hotel concepts, and this one has us freezing with excitement (pun intended). Let's take a look at some of the world's most iconic seasonal hotels; castles, igloos, and luxury resorts formed entirely of ice blocks. While many travelers may be looking to beat the heat, there is nothing quite like cozying up in a glass castle fit for a fairytale and snapping a few iconic pics for the gram at that. So let's grab our favorite mittens and pack for the icy adventure of a lifetime. Brrr!
  • The NeverEnding Bucket List

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    I love making sure things are firmly written down to put them in action! I want to do all these and More! Have you done any of these? I’ll continuously add when I complete something! Let’s go!
  • The Most Unique Hotels Around the World

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    These ambitious hotels make staying in the best part of the vacation. Whether you are seeking adventure or prefer luxurious getaways, these distinguished hotels provide some of the most unique experiences across the world. From the iconic horseshoe-shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort lighting up the sky in China to being swept away in a jungle paradise along a candlelit beach at the Azulik Resort in Tulum, our list has hotels that walked right out of your wildest dreams. Get creative in a quirky art-themed hotel or cozy up in a hotel formed entirely of ice at these unique hotel destinations for your next journey.

Hôtel de Glace Articles

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