MONTREAL, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The InterContinental®Montreal is proud to join the Montreal Snow Village and Ice Hotel, a
Nordic experience set to dazzle and delight visitors looking for a
unique adventure. The Village, which is North America's first and only
entire village made of snow and ice, officially opened on Tuesday,
January 22nd in the city's Parc Jean Drapeau. For 2013, the village's architects and
sculptors are using the Big Apple as inspiration for the village's
setting, sculptures and décor.
As the event's official hotel partner, the InterContinental Montreal
will promote packages with the Snow Village that include one night stay
at each property with breakfast and transportation. The Ice Hotel
features 10 standard rooms and 15 prestige suites, including five
igloos. Each room is adorned with a bed that sits on top of a base made
entirely of ice. Thermal sleeping bags provide the extra comfort and
coziness needed to withstand the chilly room temperature of 41 degrees
Fahrenheit/5 degrees Celsius.
"The InterContinental Montreal has always demonstrated its innovative
spirit and interest in developing alliances with projects that match
our passion in providing guests with 'In the Know' experiences that
showcase our city's local and authentic flavors", said Bernard
Chênevert, InterContinental Montreal general manager.
As part of the affiliation, the InterContinental Montreal's Executive
Chef Matthieu Saunier will serve as the Snow Village's head chef and
oversee the delectable culinary creations at the Village's Pommery restaurant and conference center. The Pommery restaurant will truly be an awe-inspiring gastronomic experience where
guests will dine on traditional Canadian cuisine in a winter wonderland
setting complete with tables and chairs made out of ice.
With its natural light during the daytime and its architectural light
effects at night, visitors will have a unique Snow Village experience
at any time of day. Other main features of the Village include ice
replicas of the famous monuments and buildings of New York City, an ice
bar with seating for up to 100 guests, an ice chapel for weddings and
an igloo-shaped heated conference center made of ice for corporate or
About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 169 hotels located in more than 60
countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of
experience. At InterContinental Hotels, we believe that superior,
understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what
makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests.
Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect
our well-traveled guests to what's special about a destination, by
sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will
enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information,
visit www.intercontinental.com, https://twitter.com/InterConHotels or http://www.facebook.com/intercontinental.
About the Snow Village
The first and only village in North America made entirely of ice and
snow, the Snow Village is the place to go for a truly unique Nordic
experience. From family outings to outdoor activities to romantic
getaways and even adventure tourism, the Snow Village has something for
everyone. In addition to its Pommery Ice Restaurant, the Village boasts an ice hotel, heated outdoor Nordic
spas, bar, heated igloo conference center and even a chapel should the
mood strike. For more information, visit http://www.villagedesneiges.com/.
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Image with caption: "Snow Village Exterior at Dusk - The InterContinental Montreal forges an alliance with the Montreal Snow Village through the promotion of special packages that include one night stay at each property. The InterContinental Montreal's Executive Chef Matthieu Saunier will also oversee the culinary direction of the Snow Village's conference center and Pommery restaurant. Photo credit: Matthieu Bichat, Snow Village Canada. (CNW Group/INTERCONTINENTAL MONTREAL)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130123_C8078_PHOTO_EN_22917.jpg
SOURCE: INTERCONTINENTAL MONTREAL