Visitors were soon posting photos to Instagram.
Fancy a sleepover? It will cost you $199 per person in a room with double occupancy. That’s the price for a stay in January. It includes a Nordic sleeping bag, a cocktail in an ice glass, naturally, access to the hot tubs and sauna under the stars and breakfast.
Families can stay overnight, too: It’s $475 for two adults and three children age 12 and under.
This year, the builders chose the theme of rivers, and have built a labyrinth of sorts. The chapel, where marriages can be carried out, is for the first time in a separate building.
The ice hotel is actually made of snow, not ice. The translucent ice is used to make artistic pieces and furniture.
Teams of builders were able to begin making snow at the end of November, but the warm weather arrived on Dec. 8, forcing the company to make the snow more north.
When temperatures dropped, the snow was transported to the hotel site.
Last year, the hotel welcomed 120,000 visitors, including 5,700 who stayed the night, which was a record.
It has been around every winter for about 15 years and features a chapel and lounge as well as rooms for overnight stays. It is normally is open for about three months each winter on the former site of the Quebec City zoo.
Published on: January 4, 2016 3:54 PM
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