Hôtel de Glace, The Ice Hotel

By Baker Maultsby

Being constructed out of ice, the Ice Hotel must maintain temperatures that are, well, freezing. To stay firmly on the icy side, guest rooms feature a sub-zero (Fahrenheit) atmosphere. Visitors are typically not accustomed to such conditions, so the slate of suggestions—including extensive recommendations on various layers of clothing to promote a safe and comfortable night’s rest—is essential.

Yes, it’s very cold, but the Ice Hotel promises guests an experience that’s both accommodating and luxurious. Before more on those details, it would be understandable if you are wondering: Just what, exactly, is this ice hotel, and how did it come to be?

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