The hotel is situated in Old Quebec, within the historic district’s Upper Town. The Château Frontenac was completed in 1893, and was designed by American architect Bruce Price and overseen by William Van Horne, the Canadian Pacific Railway’s general manager and a key developer of the Canadian railway hotel system.

The Château Frontenac hold a prominent position in the city’s skyline, as it is perched atop a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River / Image: Daniel Meunier – Fotolia

The hotel was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was the Governor General of New France from 1672 to 1682, and again from 1689 to 1698.

The building stands 80-metre-tall, 18 floors and includes 611 guest rooms and suites. After the addition of the tallest tower in 1924, the hotel became the tallest building in Quebec City. It remained the city’s tallest building until 1930.

Chateau Frontenac 1923 wiki
Chateau Frontenac 1923 / Image: Wikipedia
Construction on the now iconic tower of the Château Frontenac was completed in 1924. Courtesy Fairmont Château Frontenac
Construction on the now iconic tower of the Château Frontenac was completed in 1924 /Image: Courtesy Fairmont Château Frontenac

Featured Image: The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, formerly and commonly referred to as the Château Frontenac  / Image: via Pinterest

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