Calgary

My weekend stay at ‘Hotel Arts’ Calgary.

I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Hotel Art’s in Calgary.

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It is a boutique hotel located downtown. The hotel has recently undergone a $7 million dollar face lift renovation.

I am not sure what it looked like previously – however the decor is very chic and contemporary as of now. It boast’s a little lushness about it, and I love the atmosphere itself when you walk in.

Well it definitely appealed to my eye’s. Let’s put it that way.

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Each staff member that I dealt with at the front desk, were all so extremely helpful, and friendly. Not to mention, I found they all had their own trendy style and character; Not something you come across everyday. The picture does not depict that so well.

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Don’t get me wrong – I love many things in life, however, not everything. As much as most of the experiences I write about seem to always be super positive; If I did in fact go somewhere or do something that was not up to my standards or expectations – I would absolutely give my honest opinion. I travel the world and I am privileged to visit many 5 star establishments around the globe. So as relaxed and chill as I am, I can be quite picky.  I mean that even goes if I am traveling a third world Country and eating street food. I know what I like, and I know quality.

My room was fabulous! Super comfortable and large beds!

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I could have rolled over for days. I didn’t though. I just stuck to one side – and that was plenty. If I wanted to though, I could have done some serious rolling. Just depends what your into.

IMG_3773 The only thing I was missing was a Mini Bar. Probably for the best though. ‘Hello room service!’.

I loved the vanity in the bathroom, as well as the lighting.  It was spacious and bright, made my make-up application that much easier(I mean of course I just roll out of bed and look like this every morning).

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The Aveda toiletries that they provide were a very fantastic touch.  I don’t myself buy Aveda products very often – but I do absolutely enjoy them, and their quality.

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There is a pool, however it was not quite up and running just yet. It is outdoor’s in a sort of open terrace area. Appeared as though it would be a great place to take a dip on a hot summers day.

The Hotel Arts also has 2 award winning restaurants, Yellow Door Bistro & Raw Bar.  As I had a busy schedule all weekend, I was not able to visit both unfortunately.  I did though enjoy a buffet style breakfast one morning, and a few glasses of Vino in the Yellow Door Bistro one evening.

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image1 (2)The breakfast was lovely, everything you could want to see for a great weekend breakfast indulgence, yet taken up a level with some very creative culinary flare. The decor of the restaurant was also very elegant and modern, With equally as unique and lovely staff as the front desk and housekeeping.

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Seeing as how I had such a wonderful and brag worthy stay at the the Hotel Arts, and I have not yet visited the Raw Bar(which I will indeed); It appears as though I have no other choice but to book there once again upon my next visit to Calgary.  Which is going to be very soon. If you are ever looking for a phenomenal place to stay while in Calgary, definitely put Hotel Art’s on your list.

 

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