Hotel De Glace Quebec,Canada

The Hotel That's Made From Ice By:Scott Wilmot

History

The founder of this gigantic ice beauty was named Guy Drouin. Hotel De Glace opened New Years Day,2001. It was first located in Montmorency Falls. It's next location was Duchesnay resort and stayed there from 2002-2010. The following year it moved to its most recent site which is in Charlesbourg,it has been built there ever since. In Charlesbourg it is located in the Laurentian mountains. It is the only ice hotel of North America and is built in December and opens in January. Since the hotel is made of ice it has a three-month lifespan eventually being brought down in April.
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How Was It Important?

It is the first and only ice hotel in North America. It is an important employer for the Quebec city area.They have a chapel where you can have weddings. A few of the activities the hotel includes is ice sculpting,dancing,and relaxing in the hot tubs

How Was It Built/Created/Discovered?

It was discovered by Guy Drouin on New Years Day in 2001. It's 2 main materials were ice and snow. They built it by using snow blowers because the actual snow that falls from the sky is too dry. The workers start building in December and normally finish in early January. The hotel costs around 70 million dollars to build every year.

Facts/Story

It's made of 500 tons of ice.

It's also made of 15,000 tons of snow.

The hotel is 32,000 square feet.

It has 36 rooms.

700,000 people have visited the hotel.

30,000 people stayed overnight.

The foundation of the hotel is 2 feet thick.

Hotel De Glace is well insulated because it has thick walls.