Luxury Loos: Latest Designs Lighting Up Bathroom Spaces

For many hotel guests, the bathroom holds a special place. “It turns out the guest bathroom is the single most important part of the hotel experience,” says...

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...

Shangri-La Brings Asian-inspired Hospitality to Toronto

“Famous designer Adam Tihany once said something that really stuck with me,” recalls Richard Cooke, the newly installed GM of the Shangri-La Toronto. “He said, ‘I can...

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...

Why Design-driven Hotels are Attracting Attention

Today’s hotels are more design-driven than ever before, thanks in part to the influence of millennial guests. In the past, the difference between three- and five-star hotels...

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...

The New Face Of Public Spaces At Hotels

“People need to have beauty around them all the time,” says Dana Kalczak, VP, Design and Construction, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto. “There’s always a strong...

Today’s Hotels Spas and Pools Offer Healthy, Holistic Experiences

Hollywood glamour — that’s how co-owner Inna Levitan describes the design of the Quartz Crystal Spa on the 31st and 32nd floors of the Trump International Hotel...

Designing Hotel Guestrooms To Reflect Local Character

Brand standards may be the determining factor when it comes to certain aspects of hotel design, but, for many hotels, the guestroom is becoming a rich palette...

Hotel Restaurants Rival Standalone Eateries Through Imaginative Decor

Hotel restaurants once had a bad rap. Known as places guests frequented more out of desperation than desire, they were chock-full of uninspiring decor and a menu...