Perched atop a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the Château Frontenac, named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France in the 17th century, is a grand hotel is the iconic building of Quebec City, the capital city of the Province of Quebec in Canada.
It opened in 1893. It was designed by American architect Bruce Price, as one of a series of “château” style hotels built for the CPR company during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The target of the Canadian Pacific Railway was to promote luxury tourism by appealing to wealthy travelers.
The Quebec Conference of 1943 (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King) was held at the Château Frontenac.
The Château Frontenac is now run by the now independent CPR Hotel business, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.