‘The White Lotus’: Quebec City Launches Hot Attack to Host Popular HBO Series

Quebec City wants to host next season of hit HBO series White Lotus and the region’s tourism department is aiming to make it a reality.

Destination Quebec City and advertising agency LG2 created a presentation promoting the province’s capital and its greatest asset as an ideal filming spot, especially the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

Robert Mercure, head of the organization, said during a pitch to series creator Mike White that Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting that it is home to a “photographed hotel” most in the world”.

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White Lotus is a social satire that follows the guests and staff at a resort, where they unleash their worst, most privileged impulses.

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The first season of the critically acclaimed show is set in Hawaii and the second season takes place in Sicily.

Season 2 ended earlier this month, and several tour operators in Italy have promised to take visitors to filming locations in Taormina and Palermo.

Mercure says buzzy shows like White Lotus can have a big impact on a destination.

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An example is the Korean series Leprechaunwas partially filmed in Quebec City in 2016 and still attracts fans who want to visit the filming locations — including a suite at the Fairmont that starts at $1,479 a night.

“We invite you to our city because we believe Quebec City is a special destination,” Mercure said in the presentation, inviting White to visit, adding that historic Quebec will offer for the show “something je ne sais quoi.”

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