Renovated Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac continues to impress

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By Richard Irwin, Staff Writer

Quebec’s Winter Festival gave us an excuse to stay at one of our favorite hotels, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. It’s been a while since we visited this historic hotel, which sits inside Old Quebec, the only city north of Mexico whose fortified walls are intact.

We discovered the beautiful grand dame has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation. Its 611 rooms and suites now offer the latest technology while keeping its historic European elegance.front

Standing tall above the skyline of Old Quebec, it may be the most photographed hotel in the world. It’s one of the chateau-style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company and a sister property to our favorite, the marvelous Banff Springs Hotel.

Perched high atop the St. Lawrence River, the Frontenac offers spectacular views across the frozen seaway. Even better, it’s just down the street from Bonhomme’s World, the festival’s centerpiece.

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