Club Med is to open its first resort in Canada in 2020.
The $120 million property at the La Massif ski resort in Charlevoix, Quebec, will be at the highest point in eastern Canada with waterfront views overlooking the Saint Laurence river.
It will have 300 rooms including 4‐Trident Club and Deluxe‐level rooms with a 5‐Trident luxury space and is targeting families, groups of friends and couples with spaces to accommodate seminars and events.
Daniel Gauthier, chairman of the board of directors of Groupe Le Massif said: “Today’s announcement is in direct alignment with the continued development of this significant project that will position Le Massif, Charlevoix, among one of the greatest international destinations.
“Club Med is a world‐recognized symbol, promoting an active lifestyle, family and well‐being. With shared values, the partnership between Club Med and Le Massif, Charlevoix, is one of authenticity.”
Xavier Mufraggi, president and chief executive of Club Med North America added: “It is an honour and privilege to be amongst those creating worldwide awareness for this spectacular part of the country.”
Club Med has more than 20 sites in France, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and China with more than 6,000 rooms between them.
“We’re excited to add Canada (and specifically Quebec) to the list,” added Mufraggi. “Each season will reveal the wonders of this natural site, offering an international clientele a place of beauty to discover. Also, this project serves as a strategic symbol of rapid growth around the world for Club Med, with fifteen openings taking place through 2019, representing one to two mountain resorts openings per year.”
Quebec airport expects a 6% increase in the number of flights due to the development.