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...

Form Meets Function in Today’s Hotel Kitchens

In the time of the great French food writer Brillat-Savarin, when the modern concept of the restaurant was in its infancy, chefs were using wood-fired...

New and Improved: Operators Get Serious About Renovation Projects

Renovating your property can be a financially tricky undertaking Judging by recent activity in the hotel sector, operators are getting serious about renovation projects...

Hotel Lobby Design is Key to Making a Good Impression

In the last decade, the hotel lobby has transformed to become a centrepiece of the guest experience. “It was space that was underutilized in the past,” notes...

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...

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...

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 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...

The New Amenities

When it comes to catering to today’s guests, it’s all about customization In today’s über competitive hotel industry the adage ‘home away from home’...

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...