Chateau Frontenac

Missing image"Standing 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 Old Québec."
How the Stage was Set HISTORY IN BRIEF: 1893: Opening year of the hotel. 1999: The hotel becomes part of the Fairmont brand, when Canadian Pacific bought the American Fairmont hotel chain. HISTORY IN DETAIL 1893: The hotel was inaugurated. Commissioned by William Van Horne and designed by New York architect Bruce Price, who had already designed Montreal's Windsor Station, the Château Frontenac was one of the first of a long series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains. 1899: Construction of Quebec’s Citadelle. 1908: Construction of Mont-Carmel. 1920: Construction of Saint-Louis. 1924: Construction of the Tour Centrale. Missing image1943: The Quebec Conference of 1943, in which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Citadelle while much of the staff stayed nearby in the Château Frontenac. 1993, June: Inauguration of the Claude-Pratte Wing, which offers guests a superb indoor pool, a physical fitness center and a magnificent outdoor terrace. 1999: Canadian Pacific spun-off Canadian Pacific Hotels, along with all its properties. The new company was renamed Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in an effort to reflect its growing global presence and ambitions. 2000, October 31: The hotel was sold by Fairmont on October 31, 2000 to the Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust for CAD $185 million. Fairmont struck long-term management agreement with Legacy Hotels. 2005, August: Fairmont bought an 11.4% stake of the Legacy Hotels REIT.
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Managed by: Fairmont
610 Rooms
Air-conditioning with individual climate control Alarm clock-radio Cable television with in-room pay movies and video games Internet connection service through Modem Coffee/Tea maker Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Mini-bar Telephone equipped with voice-mail Windows that open
Executive Suite
The hotel is perched on a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, thus giving a spectacular view for hundreds of kilometers. The hotel is built near the Plains of Abraham, where the British defeated the French in 1759 during the Seven Years' War (also called the French and Indian War), to annex Quebec.
Le Champlain (AAA Four Diamond Award) --------------- Le Café de la Terrasse, where Executive Chef Jean Soulard serves up seasonal harvest-influenced fare. --------------- Le Bistro -------------- St Laurent Bar & Lounge
Relax at the St Laurent Lounge and Bar with a taste of history. The famous Martinis on offer here include the Winston Churchill, the FD Roosevelt and the Maurice Duplessis, all named after illustrious guests who have graced this distinguished watering hole in years past.
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Chateau Frontenac
Country: Canada
City: Quebec
Opening date: 1893, 20 December

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General Manager Robert Mercure


1 rue des Carrieres
Quebeck G1R 4P5 Canada, Quebec

Tel: +1 418 692 3861
Fax: +1 418 692 1751

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