TEMPLE GARDENS HOTEL & SPA
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Our goal of the project was to create a design that evokes sophistication and elegance yet is calming and warm rather than garish. For the concept and design of the public areas and ballrooms we drew our inspiration from the hotel’s therapeutic geothermal mineral water pools, which is the largest of its kind in all of Canada. Guests will visually experience and sense the concept of tranquil sparkling turquoise mineral waters immediately upon arrival into the hotel lobby through the pallet of calm blues, rich turquoises, soft beiges, and luminous silvers as well as sounds from the state-of-the-art 18ft waterfall.
The goal of the guestrooms and suites renovations was to maintain cohesion with the public areas and take inspiration from the fluidity of water while providing the overall feel of relaxed sophistication rather than grandeur. The palette of grays, creams and gold with just a splash of aqua paired with rich walnut to create a calm and warm environment and to contrast the fresher spa inspired palette of the public areas. The guestrooms needed to appeal to a broad range of guests, and the neutral palette does this. It invites one in on a cold Prairie day. The model room was designed to be more gender neutral yet still evoke a sense of luxury that one desires when on holidays. The goal was to make local farmers as well as the fussiest of city guests all feel comfortable within their guestrooms.