Chateau Frontenac is the Most Photographed Hotel in the World

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The most photographed hotel in the world.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada is the most photographed hotel in the world. One look at this magnificent hotel perched atop a highpoint bluff in the city of Quebec is enough to explain why it is the most photographed hotel in the world.

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Chateau Frontenac was built in castle-like fashion in the early 1890's by the Canadian Pacific Railway company as a way to entice wealthy people to travel to and through Canada along the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway company built a number of magnificent luxury hotels across Canada at that time and arguably the Chateau Frontenac is the most spectacular of these hotels.

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You can see the rest of the hotels at 12 Beautiful Famous Castles in Canada.

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The hotel is named for Louis de Buade de Frontenac who was the Governor General of New France from 1672-1682 and 1689-1698. The Chateau Frontenac was built on top of a high point in Quebec City so it offers guests fantastic views of the St. Lawrence River and surrounding areas. Placing the hotel on a high point bluff in the city has also made the Chateau Frontenac the most recognizable symbol of Quebec and helped to make it the most photographed hotel in the world.


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Over the years many famous people have stayed at the Chateau Frontenac including the King and Queen of England, Grace Kelly who was Princess Grace of Monaco, Charles de Gualle, Charles Lindbergh, President Ronald Reagan, Fergie the Duchess of York and Alfred Hitchcock who filmed the movie I Confess at the hotel. To honor Grace Kelly the Chateau Frontenac offers a Fairytale Princess Package which includes a two night stay in the Grace of Monaco Suite which is connected to some of the castle turrets in the hotel.

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Today the Chateau Frontenac is partially owned and fully operated by the luxury hotel chain Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Fairmont does a great job running and maintaining the Chateau Frontenac the most photographed hotel in the world.

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