The creative minds behind Hotel Arts sought to forever change Calgary’s hospitality landscape with the introduction of the city’s first designer boutique-style hotel. With the purchase of an existing downtown property in the midst of an economic boom, the owners began a ten-year transformation of the hotel to create a truly distinctive guest experience reflective of their corporate vision and culture.
We joined the team as project managers and brought an extensive knowledge of Calgary’s construction market to the process – experience that proved indispensable during a period of constrained local labor resources. Management of the complex renovation included oversight of HVAC upgrades for guest rooms, suites, and public spaces, as well as the installation of new fire suppression systems throughout the 185-key hotel. The result is an award-winning, eclectic, luxury boutique hotel that both created and currently occupies a unique niche in a Calgary hotel market long dominated by standard business hotel brands. In fact, the hotel has been so successful that they’ve once again re-engaged with us to manage a new effort to expand both the physical hotel and its share in the marketplace.