2013 Hôtel de Glace
A Journey to the Center of Winter
Quebec City, December 11, 2012 – Visitors to this year's Hotel de Glace will travel deep into the icy heart of winter to unlock its secrets. A Journey to the Center of Winter is the inspiration behind the 13th edition of Québec's Hotel de Glace and suites. From January 5 to April 1st, 2013, the public is invited to come and experience winter twenty thousand leagues from home!
"Here in Québec, winter is a wonderful time of year, and the Hotel de Glace gives local residents and tourists one more way to make the most of it! Its decor evolves to offer a new and original experience every year, and even from day to night, making each visit different and unique," points out Hotel de Glace CEO Jacques Desbois.
As Serge Péloquin, artistic director of the Hotel de Glace explains, this theme lends itself to many creative variations, "A tour of the Hotel de Glace is fascinating experience in itself, just to realize the complexity of water in all its different textures of snow and ice. This Voyage to the Center of Winter is a journey to a world whose Nordic climate shapes its cultural, scientific and artistic life."
New this year : Behind the Scene
This year's Hotel de Glace features a very special guided tour behind the Hotel de Glace's frozen facade. Visitors are invited Behind the Scene to discover the secrets of its construction and visit the ice workshop, where they can make their very own ice glass. And as Jacques Desbois says, "This year, in addition to our regular activities, we wanted visitors to let their imagination take them on a fascinating and fun journey. Our special tour of the Hotel de Glace is a first that we hope will intrigue the public!" The Behind the Scene tour is offered Saturdays and Sundays by reservation only on the Hotel de Glace website.
The Hotel de Glace expands!
As more and more guests are choosing the ultimate winter experience of spending a night at the Hotel de Glace, eight rooms were added to meet this growing demand, bringing the number of rooms and suites to 44.
A discount for RTC OPUS cardholders
The RTC (Réseau de transport de la Capitale) and the Hotel de Glace are offering a discount to people who come by bus. Upon presentation of their RTC OPUS card (all categories), cardholders get $2 off the price of admission to the Hotel de Glace. This offer is good from January 5 to March 24, 2013 for cardholders only.
Winter is fun for everyone!
Normandin Spring Break
From March 4 to 8, the Hotel de Glace has planned some cool outdoor activities for Quebec City kids and their parents at a special family rate. Admission to the site is free for kids and just $10 (taxes included) for adults. Igloos, an ice maze, a special show just for kids and face painting! Spring break is a great time to get out and play at the Hotel de Glace!