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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2021
 

CLUB MED OPENS THE DOORS TO ITS FIRST CANADIAN ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT, CLUB MED QUÉBEC CHARLEVOIX

 
PETITE-RIVIÈRE-SAINT-FRANÇOIS -  Club Med is ecstatic to officially open the doors to its first Canadian four-season mountain resort, Club Med Québec Charlevoix. As of today guests can stay in one of the 302 rooms including an Exclusive Collection (5 star) space with 25 suites. With a stunning waterfront panorama and sweeping views of the scenic St. Lawrence River, this 4-trident (4 star) property accommodates families, couples, singles, friends, and meeting & events groups with packages, amenities and activities that cater to every need and desire.
 

Club Med Québec Charlevoix View of the St. Lawrence River

Canada’s first and only all-inclusive resort
Located only 90 minutes from Québec City in Le Massif de Charlevoix region, one of four Québec reserves in the UNESCO Canadian network, this destination has rich and complex ecosystem and is part of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve. The all-inclusive destination is spread across 300+ acres of land and features a full roster of experiences to match the skill and interest of any traveller, including all-day gourmet dining and open bar options with local and international specialties, as well as après- ski activities and entertainment.
 
“We are thrilled to finally open our doors to Club Med Québec Charlevoix and to Canada” says Henri Giscard D'Estaing, President, Club Med. “As we ease back into travel, we know this picturesque property hidden in the mountains of Charlevoix will be a front-runner for domestic and international vacationers. Club Med has operated for over 50 years in this country, and we are honoured to continue our investment with the first Canadian property and first four-season mountain resort in North America.”

Rare modern design mixed with stunning views of the region
Developed by Québec City based architectural and design firm LEMAYMICHAUD, the orientation of the buildings closely follows the topography while optimizing the views. As a result, all the rooms and common areas provide scenes of the river or mountain. The interior design concept is an ode to Québec’s traditions. Every space showcases a specific season that is integrated through textures, shapes, materials or colours. Throughout the spaces, elements reminiscent of the region and its traditions are carefully integrated, such as hanging canoes and one-of-a-kind carpets. A custom quilt, now displayed in the main lobby, was the inspiration behind the entire design project.
 
Astounding accommodations
Guests can select from Deluxe Room and Superior Room accommodations. With an outside facing bed view, the Deluxe Room offers bright contrasting colours of sunshine yellow and cardinal red. The room includes pieces reminiscent of the warmth and comfort of ancestral homes and features furnishings that pay homage to the surrounding nature. With the backdrop of Québec’s wide-open spaces, the Superior Room features shades of winter white and dusk blue to highlight the local colours.
 
Nestled at the top of the resort, Club Med Québec Charlevoix is home to 25 Exclusive Collection Suites. Guests staying in the Suites will have access to a private welcome lounge, a dedicated ski room and an Exclusive Collection Space that includes a cozy fireplace, panoramic views of the river, round-the-clock concierge service and a private terrace with whirlpool. Additional perks include an in-room mini-bar that is refilled daily, room service*, bar and evening champagne service and high-end toiletries.
 

*Breakfast room service included – all-day room service at extra cost.
 

Exclusive Collection Suite
 
Phenomenal dining experiences to choose from
Along with the remarkable views, guests can enjoy the resort’s array of all-inclusive dining options that celebrate both Canadian and French cuisine classics. With an emphasis on farm to table dining, the majority of food will be sourced locally within Canada and almost 30 per cent of ingredients will come from within 100 kilometers of the resort.
  • The gourmet lounge, Le Chalet, offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with an amazing view of the St. Lawrence River below. Using seasonal, locally sourced products, the stylish space focuses on a reinterpreted culinary offer authentic to the region with menus ever changing
  • Terroir & Co. is perfect for a wholesome family experience where parents and children can prepare and share a meal together. Indulge in fondues and raclettes made with local Québec cheeses and charcuteries. For dessert, children can decorate cookies
  • The main restaurant, Le Marché, a gourmet marketplaceincludes local and international cuisines served buffet style in five dining rooms and two terraces. The design is inspired by the various food gathering methods historic to the region
  • Centered at the heart of the resort, Bar Le Météore is a lively multifunction space that will evolve from a lounge during the day to go-to destination for parties and entertainment at night

Restaurant Le Chalet
 
Four seasons worth of adventure 
Club Med Québec Charlevoix is home to a wide range of activities all year-round. In the winter, visitors can enjoy the convenience of ski-in/ski-out slope access. Included ski and snowboard passes and classes encourage every guest to hit the slopes, no matter their skill level. Children four and up can enroll in kids group lessons and guests 17 and up, in adult group lessons. Club Med Québec Charlevoix provides exciting, themed ski workshops enabling ski and snowboarders to have fun and improve their skills, while simultaneously discovering the breathtaking natural landscape of the Charlevoix region. Suggested for riders 11 and up, workshops fall into two categories: Discovery Workshops where enthusiasts can learn about the mountain and Skills Course Workshops, where adventure seekers learn to become a better skier or snowboarder with technical training. All workshops are facilitated by a professional instructor and included with all room packages. Non-skiers will have plenty to do with activities including Nordic walking, snowshoeing, ice-skating, broomball, ice fishing*, a 7.5 km sledge run*, dog sledding* and snowmobiling*.
 
During spring, summer and fall guests can discover the vast outdoors with a selection of all-inclusive themed guided hikes and with Club Med’s mountain biking school, with classes for all skill levels. With more than 20km of paths to explore, vacationers can hike, run or bike through the scenic Charlevoix landscape. The most adventurous can even try out canyoning* rafting* and kayaking* on the St. Lawrence River.
 
Plus, guests can take advantage of the full roster of other activities included all-year round in their stay including workout classes, cardio, spinning and weight room access, yoga and meditation and the quintessential Club Med circus school complete with juggling, fixed trapeze, acrobatics and trampolining on demand. During the warmer months they will also have complimentary access to a mini-golf and volleyball course.
 

*Indicates an à la carte excursion not included in the all-inclusive offer.
 
Discover Québec’s jaw-dropping beauty with à la carte excursions
While the range of included activities at Club Med Québec Charlevoix is tremendous, guests can also participate in a variety of ancillary excursions any time of year. Québec’s Charlevoix region is home to majestic landscapes, exceptional national parks and extraordinary natural wonders like the Saguenay Fjord, where visitors can even experience whale watching. Travellers will find themselves immersed in French-Canadian culture with visits to neighbouring towns: including Québec City, known for its European charm, Île d'Orléans with its panoramic views and delicious local farmers’ markets, Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the beacons of the region ranking among Canada’s cultural capitals, or La Malbaie and its bourgeois residences that resemble another century.
 
A resort catering to families
Young families can feel a sense of comfort and ease with the resort’s accommodating services for children of every age. With Club Med’s Amazing Family Program, children and parents can enjoy fun and innovative activities and games designed to create memories that will last a lifetime. At Club Med the family fun is endless. Families will play, laugh, team up and wake up their inner child while spending time together during a family movie night or taking part in an all-ages yoga class. Accommodating children and youth from 4 months* to 17 years-old: Baby Club Med*, Petit Club Med* and Mini Club Med welcomes younger kids in a fun, nurturing and welcoming environment. Open all day and with nighttime activities, Passworld features specific sporting and artistic activities in which teens can choose to participate or not while meeting new people and making lasting friendships.


*Indicates an additional charge for children aged four months to three years.
 
Prioritize rest and relaxation
The all-inclusive property has many wellness offerings designed to help sightseers de-stress and disconnect. Guests can enjoy the 23m long heated pool, the biggest pool in a Club Med mountain resort, boasting a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. Plus, a kids splash pool allows for even more playtime. Take part in one of the 35 hours of yoga and guided meditation classes the resort offer, before enjoying the outdoor jacuzzi or hammam to truly decompress.

 

The Club Med 23m long heated pool

Club Med Spa by Sothys
For an added level of tranquility guests can partake in an à la carte well-being experience inspired by Nordic spas. World-renowned French luxury spa brand Sothys, known for their natural ingredients and treatments, will open its third North American location at the resort. This peaceful haven dedicated to the body and mind invites guests to relax, disconnect and unwind.
 
Explore the spa’s unique Cold and Hot Therapy Pathway. The treatment includes a 10–15-minute hot treatment including a jacuzzi overlooking the St. Lawrence River and a sauna with floor to ceiling views, followed by a 10-15 second cold treatment in the snow fountain or cold shower and resting periods on the terrace with beautiful views that overlook the river in between. Guests will enjoy the many benefits of this unique and calming therapy alongside soothing scenery.
 
With seven single treatment rooms and one duo treatment room, visitors can select from an extensive menu of services and packages, including therapies ranging from 30 minutes to five days. Travellers will be guided to choose the bundle that best fits their needs.

 

The Club Med Spa by Sothys

Environmental and social impact
As part of Club Med's dedication to its "Happy to Care" CSR charter, 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 earn a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method) certification, as the entire project was constructed based on these strict standards. It is also diligently working toward a Green Globe certification, which guarantees a responsible operation in both social and environmental aspects. To further emphasize its commitment to sustainable practices, the resort will partner with Solucycle, a Québec-based NGO that collects organic food waste and converts it into biogas, a green energy source. Club Med has also partnered with Montreal-based clothing company Hub1916 to produce all its staff uniforms from recycled plastic water bottles.
 
For more than 70 years, Club Med has made it a top priority to ensure guests and employees feel safe, welcome and accepted. Club Med Québec Charlevoix is the first Club Med resort to become Rainbow Registered with Canada’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. This designation furthers the brand’s commitment to ensuring LGBTQ+ guests and employees feel safe, welcomed and accepted. 
 
Economic growth for the region 
The opening of Club Med Québec Charlevoix brings over 350 new direct jobs in the areas of hospitality, maintenance, childcare and more and is expected to generate more than 400 indirect positions. In partnership with Groupe Le Massif, Club Med has created an outstanding recreational vision that will bring a significant economic impact to the region, with an average of 50,000 guests per year. Club Med Québec Charlevoix’s impressive sales have generated over 19,000 bookings so far with guests staying an average of four nights. Almost half of booked travellers are families, while 35 per cent are couples, singles and friends. Meeting and Event groups have made up 15 per cent of resort bookings so far.
 
Packages and pricing
Guests can visit Club Med Québec Charlevoix 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, 4-night and 7-night visits that include ski passes and ski lessons during the winter, food & beverage, accommodations, Kids Clubs and unlimited access to a wide range of activities and entertainment. Prices start at $245 per adult/night, all-inclusive during the winter season and at $210 per adult/night, all-inclusive during the summer.  


Club Med Québec Charlevoix summarized in a few figures
  • 350 employees 
  • 302 rooms
  • 25 Exclusive Collection suites (5 star)
  • 3 restaurants : Le Marché, Terroir & Co., Le Chalet
  • 2 bars: Le Météore, Le Chalet
  • Childcare for kids from 4 months* to 17 years old
  • 1 indoor pool
  • 1 spa
  • Rooms start at $245 per adult/night in the winter and $210 per adult/night in the summer.
For more information on how to book a stay at Club Med Québec Charlevoix, visit www.clubmed.ca/r/quebec-charlevoix/w

Press kit available here.


About Club Med  
Club Med, founded in 1950 by Gérard Blitz, is the global pioneer and leader of the all-inclusive concept, offering nearly 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 more than 14 new resorts opening within the next three years.

Club Med has had a corporate presence in Canada for 50 years and employs almost 80 team members in its Montreal head office.

For more information, visit www.ClubMed.ca or contact your travel agent. For a behind-the-scenes view, follow Club Med on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  
  
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