KINGSTON, Ont. — A historic church basement has been converted into The Smith Hotel, boasting 10 loft-style suites in downtown Kingston, Ont. The project, managed by BPE Group of Companies, is three years in the making. The space was previously used by Queen Street United Church as a teaching space and more recently served as a fitness facility.
Guests can check-in via mobile and will be greeted with industrial features such as exposed stone, metal beams and polished concrete floors. In-unit features include custom handmade furniture, flat-screen smart TV, record player and Marshall speakers.
Additionally, premium products from nearby and Canadian suppliers have been selected for guests to enjoy, such as Silk & Snow mattresses and Sangre De Fruta toiletries. The hotel also has meeting and event space at Sanctuary Coworking.
“The Smith offers an alternative downtown experience for visitors coming to Kingston to work or explore all the region has to offer,” says Liv Halliday, general manager of The Smith Hotel. “We’re excited to open our doors and share the craftsmanship and intention that has gone into its design.”
“Sustainability is a key part of everything we do, and we’re proud to bring new life and new use to this 19th century heritage limestone building,” says Ben Pilon, owner of BPE Group of Companies.