The Biggest Ice Hotel Québec Has Ever Seen

The Biggest Ice Hotel Québec Has Ever Seen

In addition to ensuring its survival for another three years, the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace) is expanding to increase its number of nights.

For the last few days, fifty workers have been working on the grounds of the old Quebec Zoo to build the thirteenth hotel made entirely of ice. Even if the hotel was forced to close its doors one week early last year due to the declining level of snow and warm temperature, the president, Jacques Desbois does not fear global warming.

A new wing of the hotel creates enough space for an addition eight rooms to be constructed within the establishment. These additional rooms bring up the total sleeping quarters to 44 units, from the original 36.

The $500 000 construction project is moving along right on schedule. While last year the heat made it much more difficult to have an ample supply of snow, this year the three snow cannons are working at their full capacity for many days now. The grand opening is scheduled to take place on the fifth of January. Nothing at this point is suspected to change that date.

The Hotel de Glace organization has also announced good news recently in a press conference. The business has partnered with Sépaq, the owner of the old zoo, which will last for the next three years. The snow and ice monument will remain in Charlesbourg until the year 2015. Mr Desbois has decided not to reveal the total value of the agreement. He states that should people wish to know the amount, they should request the information from someone other than him.

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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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