December 18th, 2018, is an important date for the mythic and one-and-only Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac as they are celebrating a monumental milestone. One of the strongest symbols of Quebec City is turning 125 years old ! This hotel, which is much more than a hotel for every Quebecer and tourists from around the world, has been part of the National Capital landscape for a century. Still today, it remains an important part of Old Quebec with its unique architecture, its rich history and its castle-feel look that will transport you back in time. However, even if the hotel has recently renovated most of their rooms, their spa and restaurant offer as well, it still is a very unique and historic landmark.
Once in a lifetime promotion : 125 years = 125$
For their 125th anniversary, the “Quebec castle” is offering, from December 16th to 20th, their hotel rooms at only 125$ ! It has been a very long time since this luxurious hotel of the popular Fairmont chain is offering their rooms at such a low price. If this incredible offer wasn’t enough to convince you to head to our National Capital during the Holidays, here are few other arguments, as there are plenty of good reasons to visit Quebec City during the most magical time of the year
The 21 Christmas Trees in the lobby
The “Castle” is a magical place to celebrate the holidays, there is absolutely no doubt about it. As soon as you enter the lobby this winter, you will notice the 21 “Christmas Trees of Hope”. Each of the trees has been “sold” by Chateau Frontenac to a Quebec-based company and the funds raised through this initiative are going to the CHU Foundation. The 21 Christmas Trees have been lined up in the hotel lobby since the end of November and will remain there until the beginning of January. If you like Christmas trees, how does 21 of them sound?
The new “Alice in Wonderland” tea time
Afternoon tea is back at Chateau Frontenac. An old-school tradition that has been part of the castle decorum for a while has now been totally transformed. This Holiday season, from Friday to Sunday afternoons, enjoy views of the historic Dufferin Terrace while listening to live music, admiring new custom-made high tea sets inspired by Alice in Wonderland while enjoying a special “tea time” menu created by the castle’s kitchen team. The pastries have been designed especially for the Holidays, so think “Rain Deer” forest cake and a “Christmas tree” meringue raspberry tart.
The new Moment Spa au Château
Part of the recent “Castle” renovations include the repositioning of “Le Spa au Château.” You can now enjoy world-class treatments at Moment Spa at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, who partnered up with luxury skincare brand Valmont for their treatments. Take advantage of your stay and spoil yourself with their signature massage or a facial treatment complemented with an eye-collagen mask before enjoying the pool and health club. Access to the Chateau’s fitness facilities is complimentary with a spa treatment at Moment Spa. And, let’s not forget that it is winter already and you deserve some comfort, pampering and self-care. Especially if you are staying in a castle !
Quebec City is always beautiful, but there is something magical about it, even more so during the holidays. Old Quebec is transforming into a real-life Winter Wonderland. So why not plan a full-throttle “Holiday spirit” weekend getaway and spoil yourself with a castle experience? The $125 promotion will run until it lasts, so you better hurry if you don’t want to miss out. Because you don’t.
By Catherine Maisonneuve, Lifestyle Editor