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...

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...

Balancing In-room Entertainment and Customer Devices

Today’s guestroom entertainment technology is changing at a rapid pace, and hotels are facing a dilemma keeping guests satisfied with their connection. Guestroom entertainment has become a...

What are the criteria to select an interior designer to re-design a hotel restaurant...

Whether running a standalone restaurant or a hotel-restaurant, it’s important to adapt to the changing customer needs and a restaurant redesign is often called for. Few hotel...

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...

Canadian Hoteliers Get Creative With Attracting Meetings And Conventions

When it comes to meetings and conferences, a driver of the Canadian economy and a barometer of tourism, business isn’t what it used to be. Consistent annual...