THE HOTEL SASKATCHEWAN,
an Autograph Collection Hotel
Regina, SK, Canada
When designing the renovation of this 110,000 square foot iconic hotel from 1927, one of the main design objectives was the importance of maintaining the historic traits of its traditional bones while creating a luxurious contemporary and functional design that exceeds clientele’s expectations. Without simply juxtaposing the new elements with the old; classical motifs are embraced and reinvigorated in a contemporary form. Elements that speak antiquity such as the hotel’s existing chandeliers and gilded wall mouldings are complimented by the new dark wood accents, light marble stone floors, and a sophisticated colour palette of grey, blues, and golds which harmoniously blend the old and the new.
The lounge was transformed to create a feature bar overlooking the park that invites single travellers and groups alike. This transformation not only encourages people to gather but also enhanced the visual connection between the interior space and the exterior landscape to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding city. The restaurant displays industrial vintage accents and traditional elegance to create a cozy environment, capable of catering to a greater variety of occasions and clientele.
The guestrooms and suites exude sophistication and calmness with warm colours of taupe and cool greys. One of the many ways the designers ensured cohesion and balance with the rest of the hotel, was through repeated applications of damasks pattern textiles and finishes that reflect those found in the public areas. The suites offer a restful environment with regal accents of burgundy, gold, and indigo paired with furniture and casegoods that are constructed with ornate complex detailing that resonates Victorian classical aesthetics. Polished chrome, rich Sapele wood, natural stone, elegant mirror details, and vintage accents elevated the suites to provide today’s travellers a luxurious hotel experience that takes them to another time era in modern day style.