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 private events.
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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
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