One of the most renowned properties is the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. This luxurious 18-floor, 610-room hotel is the crown jewel of the city and sits majestically over Old Québec and the Saint Lawrence River. It offers guests a taste of castle living and is perfect for those who want to experience luxury at its finest.
If you're looking for a more intimate feel, the Auberge Saint-Antoine is another excellent choice. This 95-room boutique hotel is built on a major archaeological site in the Old Port and proudly displays artifacts from the French and British colonial regimes throughout the property. It has been voted the top hotel in Canada by Condé Nast Traveller’s readers and is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. The level of service is exceptional and will certainly meet the highest expectations.
Le Capitole Hotel is another high-profile hotel worth considering. It has recently been renovated and offers one of the region's best high-end tourist experiences. The centrally-located complex hosts live entertainment, has 108 rooms and suites, and offers a spectacular view of the Laurentian Mountain range, making it perfect for watching the sunset. Like everywhere else in the city, the dining options are outstanding, taking your taste buds on a culinary journey from classic Italian cuisine to the flavors of Asia.
Le Bonne Entente, a five-star, four-diamond urban oasis rounds out this high-end quartet. Surrounded by lush gardens in the spring and summer and a sprawling three-season swimming pool, this resort is an idyllic spot for any type of business event. What’s more, guests staying at Le Bonne Entente get exclusive access to Club de golf La Tempête, a private golf club that will soon be home to a second 18-hole course.
In Québec City, dining at excellent restaurants is almost expected. The city's diverse culinary scene goes from traditional French cuisine to modern fusion dishes. For a truly gastronomic experience, consider Tanière3. This restaurant has been dedicated to pushing the limits of authentic Québec cuisine since 1977. If your guests enjoy pairing their dishes with wine, Le Bedeau is the talk of the town. This wine and tapas bar is known for its carefully curated wine list and church-inspired decor. Just a stone-throw away, Chez Boulay - Bistro Boréal, specializes in Nordic-inspired cuisine using ingredients sourced from the boreal forest. The restaurant has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere that reflects Québec’s warmth.
Although staying in luxurious accommodations and dining in Canada's best restaurants can make for an enjoyable time, it is often the experiences that will create lasting memories for your attendees. From exploring the natural beauty of Jacques-Cartier National Park to trying your hand at ice-climbing, or ice-canoeing, Québec City offers a plethora of activities that your attendees could not try anywhere else. Make sure to plan a stop at a sugar shack. While not exactly luxurious, it is a genuine demonstration of Québec's culture, and your participants will love drowning every dish in maple syrup like the locals. Add a little competition to the mix by hiring an axe-throwing company! If you wish to incorporate First Nation heritage into your program, it is also possible to discover the rich traditions of the Huron-Wendat with Onhwa' Lumina, a 1.2-kilometre pathway enhanced with captivating light, sound, and video projections.