MONTREAL — Montreal’s first ice-palace Snow Village, which opened in January, closed March 14 due to unseasonably warm weather, but it was still a successful season with more than 95,000 visitors.

The 30-room Ice Hotel booked 2,059 nights and featured heated outdoor Nordic spas, a 250-seat bar with a terrace and a 200-person conference centre that booked 47 corporate events. This year’s ice-and-snow Village was modelled after the City of Montreal.

The star attraction was the Pommery Ice Restaurant and its chef Eric Gonzalez, who served more than 15,000 guests and extended its opening hours from three nights to five nights per week.

Snow Village promoters, Carl Fugère, Guy Bélanger and Yanick Tremblay, have confirmed plans to recreate the Village with a New York theme in 2013.


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