The Ritz-Carlton Montreal
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The Ritz-Carlton Montreal  
Hotel in Montreal  
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For more than 100 years, the “Grand Dame of Sherbrooke Street” as it was named, has welcomed illustrious guests and it has been the place where prestigious local Montrealers from the worlds of literature, fashion, arts, high society and politics have come to meet over a lunch in the garden or a glass of champagne.
 
Auberge Saint-Antoine
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Auberge Saint-Antoine  
Inn in Quebec City  
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Boasting over 300 years of history, the property was used as a wharf, cannon battery and a port for British merchants. Archeological digs around the sites found artifacts dating back to 1600s. The luxurious hotel was a significant sentry of Quebec's history.
 
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac  
Hotel in Quebec City  
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In 1944, this beautiful monolith was the main conference centre of Quebec Conferences during the World War II. Deeply inspired by architecture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the New Yorker architect Bruce Price designed Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac for the Quebec City. Its name was derived from the flamboyant French governor around 1672, Louis de Buade, the Fairmont boasts a strong French and Quebecois pride. Within its 300 year expansive history and fame, it is to no one's surprise that notable personalities such as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Grace of Monaco were cared for within its walls.
Year built: 1893
What is the history of the property?
For more than a century, Québec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has been the true-life castle of many people’s dreams… Everyone - young and old, music and film stars, sports personalities and political figures - enjoys discovering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and delights in returning again and again.
After Les Châteaux Saint Louis and Haldimand, residences of the French and English governors for over two centuries, Cape Diamond had lost its prestige and successive plans for a grand hotel in Québec City never materialized.
By the late 19th century, William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railways (C.P.R.), had raised enough funds to build the ideal stopover for C.P.R. travellers, Le Château Frontenac. Van Horne retained the services of the New York architect Bruce Price, who had already designed Montréal’s Windsor Station and who, incidentally, was the father of the American writer Emily Post. Drawing on the architectural styles of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Price immortalized the history of the two great powers that had occupied Québec City’s highest promontory.
On December 18, 1893 the first wing of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac was inaugurated. it had 170 rooms, 93 of which had bathrooms and fireplaces, remarkable luxuries at the time. The Hotel also included three magnificent suites—the Habitant, the Chinoise and the Hollandaise.
Several extensions followed until 1993 to build the hotel as it stands today with its 610 rooms, spread over 18 floors. The citadel wing was built in 1899, followed by the Mont-Carmel wing in 1908. The Saint-Louis wing and the central tower, whose look resembles the dungeons of medieval castles, were built between 1920 and 1924. Following a fire in 1926, an original section of the hotel was reconstructed from architect price's original plans. A new expansion phase was completed in June 1993 with the Claude-Pratte wing, which offers Château Frontenac guests an indoor pool, a fitness center and a magnificent outdoor terrace.
Today, Fairmont le Château Frontenac rises even more proudly on cap diamant, always ready to receive its guests from around the world in a pleasant, elegant and refined atmosphere.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
A blend of Middle Ages and Renaissance architecture.
The hotel was inspired by the chateaux of the Loire Valley.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, it is in the heart of Old Quebec, a UNESCO world-heritage site.
Has restoration work taken place?
yes, in 2014
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The hotel has many painted ceilings and carved elements.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
A ROYAL CASTLE
The Château Frontenac is proud to have welcomed King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. A luxurious suite has also been designated in honor of the official visits of Queen Elizabeth II and his Excellency the Duke of Edinburgh. T-he Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III occupied a suite of the Château during their presidency of the Queen’s Ball at the Quebec Winter Carnival in February 1969. For the highest honor of the Château Frontenac, many other royalty members have visited the Quebec castle, including Prince Andrew and Lady Sarah Ferguson of England.
FRONTENAC: HOST OF CRUCIAL POLITICAL MEETINGS
In August of 1943 and again in September of 1944, Le Château Frontenac became the center of the Quebec Conferences of World War II involving U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The heads of the Allies held talks that proved decisive to prosecuting the war to a successful conclusion. The Château has been the host of many other American and Canadian political figures over the years: Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Pierre Eliott Trudeau,
Brian Mulroney, and many more. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is also proud to have hosted some of the world’s most known political personalities including Charles De Gaulle, president of the French Republic, Chiang-Kai-Shek from China, and François Mitterrand, from France are some of the legendary guests of the Quebec castle.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
FRONTENAC: HOST OF CRUCIAL POLITICAL MEETINGS
In August of 1943 and again in September of 1944, Le Château Frontenac became the center of the Quebec Conferences of World War II involving U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The heads of the Allies held talks that proved decisive to prosecuting the war to a successful conclusion.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
National Historic Site of Canada
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The Great George
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The Great George  
Hotel in Charlottetown  
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Originally built in 1846, the hotel was remodeled in 1854 for more luxurious accommodations. In 1864, the hotel housed the Charlottetown Conference where Prince Edward Island became the Birthplace of Confederation. Over the course of a hundred years, the properties were renovated and repaired while maintaining its roots.
 
Hotel Manoir Victoria
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Hotel Manoir Victoria  
Hotel in Quebec City  
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Originally named Hotel Albion in 1830, the hotel's name was changed to Hotel Victoria in 1895. In 1902, the hotel was destroyed by fire and had to be renovated. It became a popular and fashionable destination in high-society during the 1920s thanks to its outstanding gastronomy. Two decades later, the hotel was again partially burned down and was again rebuilt while maintaining its reputation for extraordinary cuisines. During the 50s, its walls were a meeting place among the young local crowd. In 1988 and later in 2012, the hotel was repeatedly renovated with modernity and luxury in mind.
 
Prince of Wales
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Prince of Wales  
Hotel in Niagara on the Lake  
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The hotel was named after the Duke and Duchess of York, later known as King George V and Queen Mary. Built around 1864, the hotel underwent many renovations over the course of a hundred years. In 1975, it was bought by the Wiens family who expanded the property. It was later included in the Vintage Hotel Properties in 1997.
 
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier  
Hotel in Ottawa  
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The ambitious General Manager of the Grand Trunk Railway, Charles Melville Hays, travelled to Canada to build a grand and luxurious hotel. After the hotel was built, the management including Charles Hays perished on the Titanic of 1912. The hotel however, flourished in the following decades. It has been loosely dubbed as the "Third Chamber of Parliament".
 
The Fairmont Palliser
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The Fairmont Palliser  
Hotel in Calgary  
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Named after John Palliser. The hotel was built within Edwardian-era architecture in mind and Renaissance-inspired interiors. Opened in 1914 and gained a Heraldic Badge granted by the Crown in 1993. Within its walls, prime ministers, royalties and celebrities lived to experience the Canadian rockies and the bright city of Calgary.
 
Queen Anne Inn
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Queen Anne Inn  
Bed & Breakfast in Annapolis Royal  
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Prized dearly for its Second Empire Architecture. Although it was originally built as a private residence in 1869 by William Ritchie as a wedding gift, the hotel was vacant for several years after they decided to open in up for tenants. In 1897, it was used as a local church and a private school until 1906. It was again repurposed as a hotel but only until the Roaring Twenties did the hotel gain a steady influx of travellers. Due to the budding tourism in Annapolis Royal, the vintage architecture became popular and sought-after to travellers and history-lovers alike.
 
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough  
Hotel in Saskatoon  
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Distinctive for its Francis I style of architecture, the hotel has been standing in Saskatoon's downtown since 1935. It was once the tallest building in town until 1966 but the hotel remains as one of the most historic and grand hotels in Canada. In 1926, the business community lobbied the Canadian National Railway to build a hotel for Saskatoon. It was completed during the lowest point of the Great Depression.
 
West End Guest House
West End Guest House  
Bed & Breakfast in Vancouver  
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In the early years of Vancouver, the house was built to keep up with the growing Canadian economy thanks to the Klondike gold rush of 1896. Construction finished in 1906 and it served as a home for the Edwards family of Belleville Ontario.
 
Hotel du Vieux Quebec
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Hotel du Vieux Quebec  
Hotel in Quebec City  
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Situated on the Old Town of Québec, the hotel was constructed around the 18th century.
 
Auberge du Vieux Port
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Auberge du Vieux Port  
Inn in Montreal  
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The property dates back to 19th century Montréal. It was originally used by merchants for flour trading and dry goods. It was then used as wholesaler saddlery and shoe trade. Around the 1940s, the building was used as a warehouse for Potato Distributors Ltd. and then was transferred over to a furniture warehouse in the '60s. Thanks to an excellent view of the Old Port, it was transformed into a 45-room hotel in the '90s.
 
Fairmont Empress Hotel
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Fairmont Empress Hotel  
Hotel in Victoria  
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The hotel opened in 1908 and is marked by Edwardian-era architecture. The Empress has been graced by many royalties, from kings to celebrities and foreign emperors. In 2010, the Empress of Japan visited the place and in 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were cared for within its walls. The property has been considered as a proud member of the National Historic Site of Canada.
 
Fairmont Banff Springs
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Fairmont Banff Springs  
Resort in Banff  
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The blueprint started in 1887 with William Cornelius Van Horne's vision, build an impressive hotel in the Canadian Rockies. The hotel enjoyed continuous renovation until the Fire of 1926 where its wooden foundations were burnt down. A few years later, the hotel was rebuilt to a bigger castle and with a much more resilient structure. During the Great Depression, the hotel closed for 3 years and was reopened but struggled to reclaim travellers due to location and the economic crisis. By the '70s, the hotel regained its glory thanks to the increasing influx of travellers in Banff. Today it's regarded as the prestigious "Castle in the Rockies".
 
The Mariner King Inn
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The Mariner King Inn  
Inn in Lunenburg  
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In 1787, Prince William visited Nova Scotia and met the ambitious Frances Wentworth. Succumbing to Mrs. Wentworth's charms, the young prince returned again in 1788. After years of scandal and distance, their friendship was mended when the prince displayed great support to Frances' husband as the Governor of Nova Scotia during the American Revolution. When the young prince ascended the throne in 1830, Dr. Bolman constructed the home to commemorate the coronation. The house was later purchased by John Zwicker to take advantage of the booming West Indian Trade. Under the Zwicker family's ownership, the hotel underwent renovations transforming it to a Georgian-Victorian blend of architecture until 1953.
 
Hotel Le St. James Montreal
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Hotel Le St. James Montreal  
Hotel in Montreal  
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Originally used as Merchants' Bank Building, the property is almost 150 years old.
 
Hotel St Paul
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Hotel St Paul  
Hotel in Montreal  
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HOTEL10
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HOTEL10  
Hotel in Montreal  
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Initially constructed beside a Holy Methodist Church in 1915. It is regarded as one of Canada's residential Art Nouveau-style buildings designed by Arthur Godin, seen through the arched entrances, cantilevered balconies and French architectural style. In 1986, the church was ravaged by fire and the building was partially burnt and so it had to be renovated. The building became popular among artists, musicians and sculptors. The famous André "Dédé" Fortin story had ended within its walls.
 
Ellis House Bed & Breakfast
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Ellis House Bed & Breakfast  
Bed & Breakfast in Niagara Falls  
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The Victorian two-story home was built around 1847. The interior and furniture are designed to deliver you the perfect vintage atmosphere.
 
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