Congrès hôtellerie et spas: celebrating excellence

Behind The Scenes • November 23 2023

For the second year running, iFX Productions was honored to be a partner in the prestigious congrès hôtellerie et spas, organized by the Association Hôtellerie du Québec (AHQ) and the Association Québécoise des Spas (AQS). This major event, held yesterday, spotlighted the most remarkable players in these flourishing industries.

Bannière congrès hôtellerie et Spas 2023

Congrès hôtellerie et spas 2023 – iFX Productions

Celebrating hospitality and wellness tourism initiatives

The Association Hôtellerie du Québec and the Association Québécoise des Spas are key players on the Quebec tourism scene. They represent and support industry professionals, with a focus on innovation, sustainable development and excellence in customer service.

Awards and the role of iFX

Once again this year, we had the privilege of designing video vignettes to showcase the finalists and winners of the Hotel & Spa of the Year awards. These six video vignettes were designed to highlight the outstanding efforts of the finalists in at least two of the following four categories: sustainable development, adoption of digital technologies, optimization of the customer experience, and innovative human resources practices.

Spa of the Year Finalists

This video highlights three exceptional establishments, each offering a unique and memorable experience.

  1. Spa Bolton : Nestled in a breathtaking natural setting, with its waterfall and Missisquoi River basin, Spa Bolton excels in offering a holistic experience in harmony with nature.
  2. Spa Eastman : Located in the heart of the Eastern Townships with breathtaking views of Mont Orford, Spa Eastman is a pioneer in the Quebec spa industry, renowned for its commitment to sustainable development and global well-being.
  3. Rainspa : Located in Hôtel Place d’Armes, in the heart of Old Montreal, Rainspa stands out for its innovative approach to well-being, combining traditional and modern techniques for an unforgettable spa experience.

Finalists for the Hotel Establishment of the Year Award

Discover the finalists for the Hotel Establishment of the Year Award, the flagship category of the Gala du Congrès Hôtellerie et Spas 2023. This video highlights three exceptional hotel establishments, each offering a unique experience to their guests.

  1. Auberge des 21 : Located in La Baie in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, L’Auberge des 21 combines warm hospitality and exquisite cuisine, offering a unique experience to its visitors.
  2. La Cache du Golf : With its magnificent setting and state-of-the-art facilities, La Cache du Golf is a paradise for golf and relaxation enthusiasts in Beauceville.
  3. Manoir Lac William : Nestled in central Quebec, Manoir Lac William is distinguished by its enchanting setting and commitment to excellence in service and hospitality.

Our challenge and pride

These videos are not simply marketing tools, but testimonials to the achievements and efforts of these establishments. One of the major challenges was to plan and carry out the filming within very tight deadlines, during the off-season, in order to minimize the impact on customer reception, and to meet the competition deadlines.

We are always enthusiastic about working with professionals in the tourist accommodation and spa sector. The beauty of our surroundings, combined with the unparalleled hospitality of our guests, make our mission of raising the profile of our products so much easier.

Towards a dedicated offering

As we close this memorable event, we would like to express our gratitude to the Association Hôtellerie Québec (AHQ) and the Association Québécoise des Spas (AQS) for their renewed confidence. A special thank you to the finalist hotels and spas who opened their doors to us, allowing us to capture the essence of their excellence and commitment.

Congratulations to the winners of the Hôtellerie et Spas 2023 Gala, Manoir Lac William and Spa Eastman, for their remarkable contribution to excellence in the hotel and spa industry. Their success is a source of inspiration for the entire industry.

Building on repeated collaborations with various players in the hotel and wellness tourism sector, the iFX team is currently working on a dedicated offering, integrating the sector’s specific challenges and needs. This new initiative aims to bring our expertise in quality video production to bear on the realities of the Quebec tourism market, helping to enhance and promote their exceptional know-how.

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting initiative, which promises to open up new avenues of collaboration and promotion for the provincial tourism industry. We look forward to seeing you again next year!