Ice: it is cold to the touch, but an excellent insulator. The Hotel de Glace’s gabled in Quebec, igloo-esque exterior leads to whimsically carved rooms below with colorful lighting that takes advantage of transparent and reflective walls.

Ice captivates because of its contradictions: its crystalline appearance exudes strength, but its structure is fragile, it is cold to the touch, but an excellent insulator, and though towering frozen blocks can look imposing they are impermanent.



The interior, with ice beds draped in deer hide, is sleek and sexy and the vaulted ceilings evoke a Gothic Nordic vibe– equal parts Odin and 007.

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