high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River,
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located
in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of it. At
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a
memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful
cities in the world with easy walking access to all of the
wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec has to
renovated luxurious guestrooms, exquisite dining experiences
Chef Jean Soulard and a distinctive european charm, this
stately luxury hotel stands above historic Old Québec,
designated a United Nations World Heritage Site.
For business and special events, our
superior banquet facilities will turn any meeting, social
gathering and wedding into an unforgettable event.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is pleased
to introduce its Canine Ambassador Santol, readily available
to greet guests, accompany them on walks in Old Quebec, or
simply be around our for a bit of petting!
more than a century, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac luxury
hotel in Quebec City has been the true-life castle of many
people's dreams. Everyone from the young to the old, music
to film stars, sports personalities to political figures,
enjoys discovering this unique Quebec City luxury resort and
delights in returning again and again.
In the late 19th century, William Van
Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway,
began building the hotel as the ideal stopover for CP
travelers. Van Horne retained the services of New York
architect Bruce Price (father of Emily Post), who had
already designed Montreal's Windsor Station. Drawing on the
architectural styles of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,
Price immortalized the history of the two great powers that
had occupied Quebec City's highest promontory.
The years leading up to 1993 saw many
expansion projects to fashion the Quebec City luxury hotel
into what it is today, including the Citadelle construction
in 1899, Mont-Carmel construction in 1908, and the
Saint-Louis and Tour Centrale in 1920 and 1924. A new
expansion phase was completed in June 1993 with the
inauguration of the Claude-Pratte Wing, which offers guests
a superb indoor pool, a physical fitness center and a
magnificent outdoor terrace.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac owes its
name to a flamboyant French governor called Louis de Buade,
Count of Frontenac, who guided the destiny of New France
from 1672 to 1698. Frontenac's coat-of-arms can be seen on
the outside wall of the entry arch and many other areas
within the hotel. History casts a long architectural line: a
300-year-old stone bearing the Cross of Malta emblem is
among the interior stones of the hotel's vaulted lobby.
Countless personalities have graced
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with their presence, including
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace of
Monaco, Chiang-Kai-Shek, Charles de Gaulle, Ronald Reagan,
François Mitterrand, Prince Andrew, Lady Sarah Ferguson,
Charles Lindberg, Alfred Hitchcock and Montgomery Clift. In
1944, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac became the action center
of the Quebec Conferences of World War II, which involved
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon
Today, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
luxury hotel in Quebec stands even taller over Cap Diamant,
ready as always to welcome friends from around the world to
its elegant and pleasant surroundings.
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