With its magnificent lobby lit by ornate crystal chandeliers, luxurious rooms with regal design details, and spectacular panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, it is not surprising that the Chateau Frontenac has been the accommodation of choice for royalty like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock and Montgomery Clift. Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the 500 Best Hotels in the World in 2009, the hotel offers over 600 rooms on 18 floors, including the Fairmont Gold floors with a separate concierge and reception. Dining options on-site include the acclaimed cuisine of Chef Jean Soulard at the Champlain restaurant or the Café de la Terrasse . The hotel also houses an indoor pool, state-of-the-art health club and a business centre. The hotel even has a friendly Canine Ambassador on staff. Originally bred and trained to be a guide dog, Santol is happy to accompany guests on walks around the city.