Location
  • Banff, AB
Client
  • Pursuit Collection
Completion
2018
Size
  • 5,667 sq m
  • 61,000 sq ft
Collaborators
  • Whyte Museum
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
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With a history spanning over a century, Mount Royal Hotel is a layered piece of architecture, representing four eras – the '40s, '60s, '70s and '80s. It has a legacy as a significant Banff hotel and holds a prominent place on a full block in the heart of downtown. After a devastating fire, the hotel has been redesigned to celebrate its rich history. The renovation of its exterior, entrance, lobby, 135 rooms, hallways, and rooftop focuses on its storied past by leaning into the building’s evolution over generations. The design weaves together a historical patchwork of the Rocky Mountain experience.
Guests today want a deeper experience from a hotel, a whole collection of little details that all fit together.
Alison McNeil
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Points of Interest 01

Passages of time

Hallways tell a special story here, with the designs showing the transition from era to era.

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Points of Interest 02

Warm wainscoting and brass task lighting lead guests comfortably to their rooms.

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Points of Interest 03

No detail spared, these communal spaces carry the design story from common spaces to private spaces.