CALGARY — Hotel Arts has begun renovations to update its poolside patio, transforming it into a year-round urban oasis.

The renovations will include two phases. The first phase will transform the space (originally built in 1972 when the Westward Inn was constructed), updating its design, structure and atmosphere. Working with Calgary-based VisionScapes, the renovations will include a new pool featuring the Hotel Arts logo, a permanent patio bar with seating, fireplace tables and a new self-watering landscape with custom-built planters, as well as new furnishings and awnings.

The pool and licensed patio are slated to open for the May Long Weekend and will be marked by the launch of a new cocktail and patio menu for the summer season.

The second phase of the project will be launched in Fall 2019, with the addition of an inflatable, illuminated canvas structure by Calgary’s Dynamic Air Shelters. The structure will cover the entire poolside courtyard, allowing the Hotel Arts pool and patio to be used year-round. This innovative pool cover will be mounted annually from fall until spring.

“Our poolside patio has been a unique outdoor gathering space for our guests and the broader community to enjoy with licensed poolside dining and special events,” says Mark Wilson, general manager and VP of Hotel Arts Group. “The renovation plan will introduce a new design aesthetic into the space and have the flexibility to utilize the space year-round with a unique design solution that can withstand our cooler climate in the winter months.”


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