It is the first night and day of winter temperatures in here. Although it’s only 2 centigrade below zero just now, it feels like the winter is coming at us. (Doesn’t it sound funny if you read this somewhere in Australia, Southern America or anywhere it is hot and humid?)
I guess The Snow Queen from the popular fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen wouldn’t mind at all living in this palace of snow and ice.
Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It’s truly unique because it doesn’t look the same as it did the year before it. That’s because it’s made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help of 60 workers.
Hotel de Glace contains 36 rooms with furniture completely made of ice. Although you would think that spending the night in a hotel made of ice might be uncomfortable, guests do not directly lie on icy beds. Rather, on top of the beds are mattresses, deer pets and Arctic sleeping bags. Also the 4-feet thick walls, despite being made of ice, keep guests warm by acting as a natural insulator. The hotel also suggests that, to stay warm, guests use the outdoor spas and sauna just before sleeping.