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.
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.