Fairmont Le Château Frontenac | Old Quebec

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the owner of this prestigious hotel in the heart of the Old City, took on the challenge
of restoring this iconic building at a cost of $ 75 million. A number of specialties including lighting were
involved in this major project. A fundamental transformation of the main lobby, new reception halls, totally
revamped restaurants and bars, and the integration of lighting control systems were part of the work
performed by Ombrages. One of the successes of this project was converting all the luminaires in the
renovated areas to LEDs. A rather tight schedule, i.e., less than one year, and performing the work while
the hotel remained in operation were some of the challenges the team met as part of this mandate. The
project was a resounding success in large part owing to the close collaboration between designers and
engineers. In certain areas, the lighting had to be integrated with great attention to detail in an effort
to conceal the source. To accomplish this, various custom illuminated objects and light fixtures were created.
The final result is simply stunning. The style and elegance of the Château Frontenac has been preserved and
enhanced with a modern, refined touch, a design that blends history with contemporary flare.


  • Clients

    Ivanhoé Cambridge

  • Timeline

    Spring 2014

  • Budget