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Quebec’s Hotel de Glace Ice Castle takes guests on a ‘Journey to the Center of Winter’
Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 28, 2013 @ 7:47 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design | No Comments
Located outside of Quebec City, Canada’s amazing Hotel de Glace just opened for the winter season. Each winter, the unique hotel is rebuilt from snow and ice, and guests are invited to wander the grounds and even spend a night in the artistically designed snow suites. This year's Hotel de Glace launched last week with a gorgeous fireworks display - click through our gallery for a first look!
For the past 13 years, Hotel de Glace  has transformed a field outside of Quebec City into a winter wonderland  for all ages. Hotel de Glace’s artistic theme this year is “journey to the center of winter.” It was inspired by Jules Verne, and it’s guaranteed to transport visitors twenty thousand leagues from their regular lives and into a frozen fantasy.
Each of the rooms is decorated in homage to winter. Snow sculptures  of evergreens are coupled with tree-shaped cut-outs glowing with LED lights. The cozy texture of ski lodge timber is carved away in the snow walls, creating a trompe l’oeil effect. Forty four winter themed guest rooms can accommodate couples and families for a snug night in special Arctic sleeping bags.
Visitors can also indulge in the famed Ice Bar, a cavernous place to imbibe from glasses made from ice while dancing under ice chandeliers  to weekend DJs. In the Ice Workshop, guests can make their own ice glass, or visit the Old-Time Sugar Shack, where traditional maple syrup is poured into the snow, and spun on popsicle sticks for an easy eating sweet treat.
The Hotel de Glace is open for day visitors or overnight guests until March 24th, and it has an array of exciting events on their roster for the whole family.
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 Hotel de Glace: http://inhabitat.com/quebecs-hotel-de-glace-is-a-sculpted-winter-wonderland-escape-made-of-ice-and-snow/
 winter wonderland: http://inhabitat.com/montreals-snow-village-is-a-hotel-and-bar-made-entirely-from-ice/
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