Canada’s Inaugural Club Med Québec Charlevoix Breaks Ground, Announces DEC 2020 Opening
Bottom Row: Erik Guay, world alpine skiing champion; Henri Giscard d'Estaing, President of Club Med; Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism; Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Broad of Groupe Le Massif; Carolyne Doyon, Vice President of Club Med Canada and Mexico Top Row: Claude Choquette, President Groupe Le Massif; André Roy, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Groupe Le Massif; Émilie Foster, Member of Parliament for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré; Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation; Gérald Maltais, Mayor of Petite Rivière St François; Laurence Haguenauer, Consul General of France in Quebec City; Dominique Maltais, former Olympic champion in snowboard cross; Sylvie Boucher, Member of Parliament for Beauport-Côte-de-Beaupré-Ile d’Orléans-Charlevoix; Xavier Mufraggi, President and CEO of Club Med North America.
Club Med announced 5DEC, 2020 as the official opening date for its first property in Canada, the Club Med Québec Charlevoix, as dignitaries, partners and industry professionals gathered last Friday to lay the official first stone for the inaugural resort.
A summer (top) and winter rendering of the resort.
Club Med Québec Charlevoix, the brand's sole waterfront mountain resort, will offer experiences for every season, from skiing, ice-skating and sledding, to bike trails and guided hiking.
"On behalf of the entire Club Med brand, I’m delighted to welcome Canada to the Club Med family. It is an honour and a privilege to mark this milestone in the presence of dignitaries, industry professionals and the region’s local businesses," says Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med.
"As the global leader in all-inclusive mountain resorts, with new properties in Asia, Europe, and now North America, we are proud to expand our presence in this exceptional, cultural region, offering more than 700 new direct and indirect jobs and welcoming guests from all over the world."
Construction is on track and is currently in the casing stage of the core building. Upon completion, the 4-Trident resort will feature 302 family and couple rooms, including an Exclusive Collection luxury space occupying high-end suites with scenic views.
The Canadian mountain resort will highlight the local culture, landscape and history in both activities and design. Club Med revealed select room renderings showcasing design concepts that pull inspiration from Canada’s heritage. The overall architecture and design of the resort, designed by Québec-based company Lemay Michaud, uses locally-inspired materials to reflect the mountainous Charlevoix region.
Superior and Deluxe rooms will range from 323 to 484 square feet.
Top photo: Winter white and blue twilight inspired superior room rendering. Bottom: A Deluxe room rendering.
"The construction of Club Med will allow us to amplify the international marketing of the Massif de Charlevoix project. It’s a milestone that will mark the launch of four-season operations at the mountain," says Daniel Gauthier, Chair of the Board of Directors of Groupe Le Massif. "We want to create a desire to explore the region, and this project is an incredible catalyst for tourism in Québec City and Charlevoix."
As part of Club Med’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, the resort will seek BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method) and Green Globe certification.
The CAD$120 million project is predicted to generate a significant number of jobs for the Charlevoix region and increase the flow of visitors connecting from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.