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...

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’...

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...

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...

Designer Showcase: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Hilton Garden Inn Calgary, Alt Hotel Ottawa, Alpine...

ANDAZ OTTAWA BYWARD MARKET When Toronto-based Mason Studio began work on the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market three years ago, the team drew a lot of inspiration from the city...

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...

Relaxation Redefined

Spas reinvent themselves to stay current with today's trends. A day at the spa once conjured up images of a restful feminine space featuring...

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...

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...

Designers are Breathing New Life into Spas and Fitness Facilities

In the past, spas and fitness spaces were often small rooms tucked away in far corners of hotel properties. But today’s spa and fitness amenities...