Hotel Quintessence Mont-Tremblant | Mont Tremblant, Canada | Hotel Quintessence was the headquarters of my visit to the lovely town and ski resort of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Favorite among A-Listers, bon vivants and celebrities, Hotel Quintessence is Tremblant’s preeminent boutique hotel, offering unparalleled beauty, comfort, luxury and service in the heart of the Laurentians. Quintessence, is the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies. The entire hotel and service work in empathy and sync with this concept, assuring an unique experience of this quaint and charming destination.
Hotel Quintessence is your exclusive waterfront retreat featuring 30 luxury suites on picturesque Lake Tremblant. All suites guarantee lake views Not for nothing, this property has been awarded ‘Best small hotel in northeastern America’ by Conde Nast Johansen and ‘Best luxury hotel’ by Trip Advisor with all the services that only a grand hotel can offer.
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(FYI the sound you will hear on the video was only for the occasion that they were hosting a group and creating a Hockey rink over the surface of the frozen Lac Tremblant. But as you can see as soon as I closed my door the noise was gone. Just fare to mention this, since the hotel prides to be indeed an oasis of relaxation and intimacy).
My Suite was all I would expect and more. 700 square feet, designed to ensure a superb view of magnificent Lake Tremblant and the Quintessence garden either from the intimacy of your bed, from your desk while working, from your living room next to the fireplace, and even from the comfort of your bubble bath at their large bathtubs. I was hosted at a Suite on the third level featuring: Extra large King-size bed. Wood-burning fireplace (eco logs), air conditioning with individual controls. Private balcony or large terrace with screened French patio doors that open for fresh air. Breathtaking view of Lake Tremblant and the Quintessence garden. Free Wi-Fi service in common areas. Spacious bathroom equipped with heated marble floor, deep sunken therapeutic spa bathtub, separate rain shower and private water closet. Safe deposit box. Mini-bar. Luxurious ‘Quintessence’ bathrobes and slippers. AVEDA amenities. Plus all this extra amenities: Valet service and shuttle to the mountain. Storage service for skis, bikes, golf clubs, etc. Turn-down service.
What did I enjoyed the most about Hotel Quintessence ? Well a few things: It’s exclusiveness and understated old class glamour. The hotel is so cozy and private, but still meters away from all the happening of Mont-Tremblant. Once you cross the doors of the hotel, you enter into a world of sophistication, and joy de vivre, without feeling rigid or stiff. The hotel is mostly frequented by regulars, therefore guests are treated as part of the family, where every detail and request is noted and mostly never forgotten.
It’s location bordering Lac Tremblant (Tremblant Lake) is unique in Mont-Tremblant. Allowing the most stunning panoramic views, both during winter and summer. During the winter just gaze through your window over the frozen lake, while you enjoy your glass of Moet or White Wine next to the fire place (as I did, so romantic) or take a bath at their outdoors heated pool, enjoying relaxation with pristine views. During the summer is a total different option, which I look forward to try on my next visit.
I like the fact of being less than 4 minutes away walking from the main center of Mont-Tremblant Resort and 7 from the Mont Tremblant Station and lifts to the summit. This makes your experience more private, and romantic. A total feeling of seclusion and privacy steps away from the hustle and bustle of this charming town.
Must try while at Hotel Quintessence are: A romantic evening at La Quintessence Restaurant or how I call it “Q”. An extraordinary culinary experience in a warm, comfortable ambience. The well-established fine cuisine has earned La Quintessence a Four Diamond rating. French cuisine inspired by Québec products and the flavors. The next door Winebar, offers a more casual ambiance, either for a lunch, dinner of pre/post cocktail. Also the perfect destination to meet friends or other fellow guests and share your experiences of the day.
My absolute favorite was my early breakfast at the Chef’s Table, overlooking the garden covered in snow and views of the lake. So exclusive and chic, perfect for a family or friends reunion, a proposal dinner or wedding celebration, among others… Plan to have a truly unique experience in the chef’s private “glasshouse” beside the Restaurant La Quintessence kitchen. Their chef Jean-Luc de la Bruère has created a superb seven-course tasting menu. If you prefer or if the glasshouse is not available, the menu can be served in the dining room.
Spa Sans Sabots: fitness room, steam room, dry sauna, massage rooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor infinity pool (seasonal, open in winter for Nordic bath experience), manicures, pedicures, facials and body treatments with Yonka and Carita products from Paris. Season permit also: In-suite massage services. Outdoor infinity pool overlooking Lake Tremblant. Three acres of private landscaped grounds. Boardwalk by the lake.
Hotel Quintessence is located on chemin de la Chapelle steps away from the center of Mont-Tremblant Resort. Just 130 km northwest of Montréal. It is easily accessible year-round by car, limousine, helicopter or bus. Mont-Tremblant International Airport “La Macaza” is located less than 25 minutes from Quintessence, with Non-Stop flights service from Newark International Airport by Porter Airlines. (1 hour flight). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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