MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales for Club Med Québec Charlevoix, Canada's inaugural Club Med resort, have officially opened. The enchanting all-season experience offers the most diversified portfolio of activities for a mountain resort, surrounded by Québec's regional wonders. The resort features an unparalleled waterfront panorama in a preserved natural landscape, ideal for an amazing ski-in ski-out experience and full roster of activities, both indoors and outdoors. Designed with packages, services and accommodations for families, couples, singles, friends and Meetings & Events groups, the 4-Trident (4-star) resort features 302 rooms and an Exclusive Collection (5-star) space with 25 Suites. Club Med Québec Charlevoix is on track to open its doors on December 3, 2021.
Club Med Québec Charlevoix, Canada's first taste of Club Med's all-inclusive expertise
Bringing its established ski expertise from Club Med's Alpine ski resorts to Canada, Club Med Québec Charlevoix's all-inclusive winter packages ensure peace of mind and a robust experience, including all-day gourmet dining and open bar options with local and international specialties, as well as après-ski activities and entertainment. Ski and snowboard passes and classes encourage every guest to hit the slopes, no matter what level. Guests can take advantage of a full roster of activities included in their stay: snowshoe and Nordic walking, ice-skating, indoor pool access, fitness classes, cardio and weight room access, yoga and meditation and the quintessential Club Med circus classes, with juggling, fixed trapeze, acrobatics and trampolining.
Young families can feel at ease with the resort's accommodating services for children of every age including ski classes available for kids as young as four, under the helpful guidance of Club Med's dedicated staff (known as G.Os – or Gracious Organizers), and tailored après-ski activities. Club Med's Amazing Family programming offers weekly activities designed to allow families to reconnect together through fun and engaging games and activities.
The resort's wellness spaces offer a variety of experiences for guests to unwind, including a 75-foot-long heated pool, the biggest pool in a Club Med mountain resort, boasting a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. There is also a kids splash pool for playtime, outdoor jacuzzi and hammam, allowing for a more complete relaxation.
For an added level of tranquility guests can partake in an à la carte well-being experience inspired by Nordic spas, including a terrace with warm and cold baths, a sauna with a panoramic river view, massages and treatments and a charming snow fountain.
A range of packages to suit every getaway
Come for a quick getaway or stay for the week; a selection of packages is available to suit every experience. Choose from 2-night, 3-night and 7-night packages, including ski passes, ski lessons, Kids Clubs and unlimited access to après ski activities. Book early and get the best rates from $189 per adult/night, all inclusive.
"Opening bookings for our new Canadian resort is an incredible milestone for the Club Med brand as we strive to make all-inclusive, all-season mountain vacations more accessible for international travelers," says Carolyne Doyon, CEO and President, Club Med North America. "By introducing our successful mountain resort model from the Alps and bringing our expertise to Québec's Charlevoix region, we look forward to giving travelers the opportunity to roam freely and fully immerse themselves in one of the most unique and spectacular skiing destinations east of the Rockies."
Interior spaces to magnify exterior beauty and enjoy a premium resort experience
Guests can choose from Superior, Deluxe and Suite accommodations, each designed to echo the character of the region: Superior rooms channel the colors of Québec's expanses– winter white, twilight blue and yellow sun play on the environment of the Boreal Forest; Deluxe rooms feature elements akin to the warmth of ancestral homes - blond wooden floors, lofty ceilings and lower walls that call on barn doors, painted carmine red; Exclusive Collection Suites experiment with textures – leather, wood, fur, knitted wool – in a modernized setting. Nestled at the top of the resort, the Exclusive Collection Space, Le Saint-Laurent, offers incredible views, exclusive amenities, and premium services.
The design motif extends throughout the resort's varied dining options: the main restaurant, a gourmet marketplace, nods to Québec's history with harvesting, fishing, breeding and hunting for food; Le Chalet features a specialty restaurant, lounge bar, wine cellar and gourmet market, all within an intimate atmosphere; Terroir & Co offers an entertaining dining experience for families, where parents and kids prepare and share a meal together, including participative fondues and raclettes with local Québec cheeses and charcuteries. The main bar, at the heart of the resort, is a colorful multifunction space that evolves throughout the day, from a daytime lounge to an evening entertainment center, hosting shows and parties.
Designed to reflect and ignite the joie de vivre of the region
The modern design concept, developed by Québec City-based architectural and design firm, Lemay Michaud, is a nod to a Québec quilt: an amalgam of colors, textures and shapes inspired by the four seasons that characterize the province. The resort reinterprets and integrates elements from Québec's traditional architecture, a testament to its adaptation to winter climate, use of local resources and storied craftsmanship. The curvature of the building shows a will to naturally follow the curves of the terrain, to enjoy the sunlight as much as possible, and to offer spectacular views of the picturesque surroundings from the interior spaces.
Winter in Charlevoix is much more than just a ski vacation
As the only waterfront ski resort in Le Massif, Club Med Québec Charlevoix boasts exceptional distinctions, offering the most spectacular skiing east of the Rockies. However, the outdoor fun extends far beyond skiing, with an extensive portfolio for adventure. Guests can take (à la carte) advantage of the wealth of activities in the region, including dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice-fishing and even ice-canoeing. Immerse yourself in the Québec culture and tap into the province's distinct joie de vivre for the full experience, complete with Charlevoix's finest culinary delicacies: local cheeses and cold cuts, microbrewery beers, ciders and of course, maple products.
"Charlevoix is known for its pristine beauty, warm hospitality and charming culture," says David Meyer, Project Director, Club Med North America. "Shaping Canada's first Club Med within this region has been a complete privilege and we are looking forward to highlighting Charlevoix's heritage and character within every facet of the resort, staying true to Club Med's values of social responsibility and sustainable touristic development."
Opportunities for the region
In partnership with Groupe Le Massif, Club Med has created a superior recreational vision that will bring a significant economic impact to the region; with an average of 50,000 guests per year. Stakeholders within the region will see benefits from increased tourist activity, and the creation of 325 direct and 400 indirect jobs. Club Med is also working directly with local businesses on a variety of partnership opportunities.
As a part of Club Med's dedication to minimizing its ecological impact, it is pursuing two recognized sustainability certifications for Canada's inaugural resort. The brand hopes to be the first hotel structure in North America to comply with strict BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method) environmental standards and is diligently working towards sustainable operations management of the resort in order to become Green Globe-certified by opening day.
About Club Med
Club Med, founded in 1950 by Gérard Blitz, is the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, offering approximately 70 premium resorts in stunning locations around the world including North and South America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. Each Club Med resort features authentic local style and comfortably upscale accommodations, superior sports programming and activities, enriching children's programs, gourmet dining, and warm and friendly service by its world-renown staff with legendary hospitality skills, an all-encompassing energy and diverse backgrounds.
Club Med operates in more than 30 countries and continues to maintain its authentic Club Med spirit with an international staff of more than 23,000 employees from more than 110 different nationalities. Led by its pioneering spirit, Club Med continues to grow and adapt to each market with three to five new resort openings or renovations per year, including a new Alpine ski resort annually.
For more information, visit www.clubmed.us, call 1-800-Club-Med (1-800-258-2633), or contact a preferred travel professional. For an inside look at Club Med, follow Club Med on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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