You won’t recognise the former Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. After an outstanding $36 million renovation, it’s transformed into the impressive Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Executive Chef Eric Beaupré oversees the four eateries at the Lodge: The Cedar Room, a fine dining mountain chophouse; Forte Italian Restaurant, with a strong family focus, and where one of the best breakfast buffets around is to be found; Blacktail Bar, an upscale lounge serving sharing dishes and celebrating local brews; and Woody’s Pub, casual and lively with a log cabin feel, and a panoramic view of the mountains from the rooftop patio.
Coinciding with its 13th anniversary this month, Hotel Arts Group has launched Hotel Arts Kensington. Kensington Riverside Inn has been rebranded to reflect the Hotel Arts Group values, and emphasize local connections, boutique experiences, and artful flair, as well as a change in attitude, shaking any upscale or fancy labels. The rebrand also sees the end of the hotel’s Relais & Chateaux membership, allowing it to celebrate its trendy neighbourhood location, and mirror the energy of Kensington with its refreshed outlook.
Fairmont Banff Springs’ Bow Valley Grill has also had a major makeover, and has reopened as The Vermillion Room, a gorgeous brasserie in a grand space, serving elegant French dishes. Daily specials include Coquille St. Jacques on Mondays through to Sunday Côtes De Boeuf – 10oz ribeye with all the accompaniments you hope for. The weekend brunch at The Springs is legendary, and now you’ll find it here from 11am to 3pm, but there’s an extensive all-day menu too with dishes from Bison Bourguignon to Bouillabaisse, as well as Steak De Chou-fleur!
After 18 years, Hyatt Regency Calgary has extensively renovated 355 guestrooms and executive level Regency Club lounge. The guestrooms have been transformed into more sophisticated and contemporary spaces, and The Regency Club has expanded to include a Quiet Zone, allowing for a more private dining and lounge experience. Guestrooms now include LED lighting, which has reduced power consumption by 50 percent, and water faucets with filtration systems to eliminate the need for plastic bottled water, as well as large workstations, sitting areas, a 65” high definition television, locked safe, mini-refrigerator, and Keurig coffee machines.