okay, so we didn't actually stay the night (BRrr), but we did enjoy a few drinks at the bar and wonder the halls of the Ice Hotel in Canada. Perhaps someday, we'll stay at the hotel in Sweden. Want more info: Don't forget the Winter Carnival is coming soon. Stay at the Chateau Frontenac...www.hoteldeglace-canada.com
It took construction workers and artists six weeks to build this year’s edition of the Hotel de Glace, a 36-room lodging located a 15-minute drive from old Quebec City. More than 15,000 tonnes of snow and 5,000 tonnes of ice were used in the construction of the magnificent attraction that will be open until March 25. After that date, the gorgeous ice hotel melts away.
Famous hotels around the word-# 128- Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden-- Reception - Changes. Artist/s: Jens Thoms Ivarsson & Mats Nilsson. "The permanency of change is what inspires us – our feelings, perceptions and actions are driven by the transformations all around us. Change… is forever." Photographer: Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions.
The Ice Bar – Montreal, Canada perched atop Montreal’s Hotel Place d’Armes. Sub Zero gives new meaning to the phrase “on the rocks.” Drinks are served in fist-sized hollow ice cubes, and the barmaid plunks them down on a bar made of clear ice blocks. The space is kept at -1 centigrade, and all the usual ice-crap is on offer: ice furniture, ice glasses, the bar’s made of ice, various ice sculptures, the walls and tables are also built with ice!
Although there are ice hotels in Finland, Québec, Canada, Norway and Romania, the hotel at Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is the oldest and most famous of these frozen inns. Located 200 km (124 mi) north of the Arctic Circle in a little village in Lapland, this hotel is world famous for its dramatic scenery, and its yearly rebirth, like an icy phoenix. This is a bar!