Millennial by Design: How Millennial Tastes are Shaping Hotel Design

The millennial generation’s impact on the world is growing and its needs, values and spending habits are impacting every aspect of the hospitality industry, causing it to...

Designer Showcase

THE DRAKE DEVONSHIRE INN The Drake Hotel’s rural outpost in Prince Edward County, Ont. has garnered accolades for its modern cottage-chic design. +Tongtong principle John Tong — who...

Hoteliers Favour Memorable Pieces of Furniture

Upon entering the Easy Rider suite at the Retro Suites hotel in Chatham, Ont., guests are greeted with a 1910 Hudson motorcycle suspended from the ceiling, while...

Create Standout Meeting Spaces with Functionality and Flare

Ben Sparrow knows meetings. The CEO of Sparrow Hotels runs three Winnipeg-based hotels: The Mere Hotel, The Norwood Hotel and Inn at the Forks, which comprise 11,750...

The Right Design Detail Can Make a Hotel Washroom Shine

Whoever said “design is in the details” may have had hotel bathrooms in mind. After all, it’s those details that can set a bathroom apart, creating luxury...

Overcoming the Challenges of Cyclical Hotel Renovations

There’s something cathartic about smashing a wall to bits. If you’ve ever watched a TV show about renovations, you’ve likely witnessed the happiness on a homeowner’s face...

Quebec’s Chateau Frontenac Gets a Multimillion Dollar Renovation

As any hotelier knows, running a hotel business is a challenging endeavour at the best of times. But, add a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mix, and suddenly...

Bigger Minimalist Hotel Guestrooms Are Trending

Saskatoon may evoke miles of monotonous farmland, but there’s nothing dull or primitive about the guestrooms at The James Hotel. The luxury boutique hotel — the first...

Greening a Hotel: From Carbon Offsetting to Solar Power and Recycling

Its no secret hotels are energy hogs. In fact, the average 150-room hotel contributes three tonnes of greenhouse gases to our global environment every day, and, in...

This Trio of Hotel Bathrooms Proves Design Never Needs to Be Compromised

The accoutrements it takes to design a hotel bathroom may differ from segment to segment, but one unifying fact is that guests want to feel like they're...