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...

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...

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...

A Look at Reimagined Hotel Meeting Spaces

When 40 guests attended a corporate retreat at Taboo Resort, Golf and Spa in May, it was a beautiful day, and the allure of a patio overlooking...

Designing Outside the Lines: Decorating the Great Outdoors

Andrew Bockner has transformed his fair share of outdoor spaces at hotels. The al-fresco-adoring purveyor behind Andrew Richard Designs, a fine outdoor-furniture showroom in Toronto, shares a...

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...