The luxurious design/boutique Hotel 71, located in the heart of gorgeous and historic Québec City’s Old Port recently became a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection. This is a big step for this treasured property in Canada.
Here is why…
Hotel 71 is located in a historic building, the National Bank of Canada’s first head office in old Québec City. The hotel’s building façade is a stunning example of 19th century neoclassical architecture and it is absolutely charming.
Also, the luxurious boutique hotel is, moreover, a “hotel gallery” which means that art is an important part of the hotel’s identity and can be found everywhere. The Vincent et moi gallery redefines hotel art by providing a permanent showcase for artists. The different exhibition spaces of Hotel 71 allow the guests to discover and to purchase the artists’ works during their stay.
Walking into Hotel71’s lobby is like walking into a museum. The reception area is impressive and also features an impressive “self-serve” wine dispenser that includes a selection of champagne and wine bottles hand-picked by the property’s sommelier. All guests receive a “wine card” upon check-in that can be used as a payment method at the wine dispenser. Premium wine tasting glasses, tables and comfortable couches set the tone for the perfect cocktail hour. An espresso lounge also serves complimentary coffee and tea 24/7 while a Clefs d’Or Concierge Service takes care of your every need.
The intimate boutique hotel offers 60 contemporary hotel rooms and suites featuring sweeping views of Old Québec, the St. Lawrence River and Cap Diamant. Inspired by the latest international decor trends, every Hotel 71 room features an original design and concept, neutral surfaces and generous windows. Hotel 71 is a boutique hotel with flair and panache that provides great comfort and inspiring surroundings.
Finally, the hotel’s restaurant, Il Matto, serves complimentary breakfast to Hotel 71 guests every morning and offers authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The impressive cellar is the highlight of the restaurant, as you can sit at the high-table counter while enjoying an Italian imported wine bottle and few antipasti.