Hotelier hotel interior designers: ADÈLE RANKIN, TATIANA SHEVELEVA, ISABELLE BOBA, LESLEY WONG

Four women have left their mark on the hotel-design space

By Amy Bostock ADÈLE RANKIN Principal & Global Design Lead, CHIL Interior Design/managing principal, B+H Architects Vancouver Studio Q: What is it about your approach to hotel design that makes...
Woman relaxing in sauna at hotel

Canadian hotels are responding to the wellness trend

By Jenny Febbraro In a chaotic world, the hospitality industry has become a place of respite. The purview of wellness — its range of amenities and experiences —...
Hotel Lounge area with table and chairs in background

Hotel restaurants are evolving into gathering spaces that can dynamically adapt

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By Denise Deveau Over the past few years, there has been a marked shift in hotel restaurant design. Whether the restaurant space is large or small, in the...
Lobby/Lounge Area inside Hotel

Guests seek out hotels with fluid spaces

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By Danielle Schalk As travel continues to recover and new patterns take root, we’re seeing the lines between business and leisure travel blur and evolve in new ways....
COMFORT INN Bar/Lodge Area in Hotel

Blended travel drives a need for more versatile hotel spaces

With tourism on the rebound, the past two years have changed how hotels are utilizing the spaces they offer. The mindset of guests and their needs have changed...

Hotel bathrooms become a focal point for designers

No longer an afterthought, the hotel bathroom has become a design focal point. Whether that means maximizing the efficiency of a smaller space or cutting into old...

Health-and-wellness trends influence hotel design

There’s nothing new about the health-and-wellness trend; for years, the travelling public has been increasingly drawn to hotel experiences that spotlight physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, from...

Renovations prove a cost-effective alternative to new builds

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To build or not to build? That is the question that has weighed on the minds of many hoteliers over the last few years as COVID, inflation,...

Hotels re-design rooms to meet the new normal

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The basic concept of a hotel room hasn’t changed over the centuries. It’s still a place to relax while on vacation or work on a business trip...

Hotel guests seek out experiences offering a sense of place

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Expectations for the guest experience at resorts have been evolving since the 1960s, and for the past two decades, resorts have been in an amenities race with...