11 Oct Hotel Dining Redefined
Who doesn’t love the experience of hotel dining? Whether its eating out or ordering from the room, nothing beats the service and quality of food at a high end hotel. A recent boost in technology and desire for healthier options has transformed traditional hotel dining into a more functional, tech savvy and customized experience. We’re seeing modernized food and beverage offerings, self-service counters, multi-functional marketplaces and tech-infused services being incorporated into hotels. The Source Hotel + Market Hall and Hotel Monville are two hotels which have re-designed their dining experiences in response to this new consumer trend and we are loving everything about it!
The Source Hotel + Market Hall in Denver designed by Stephen Dynia from Dynia Architects offers a collection of independent retail, restaurants, a brewery and 100 design-forward hotel rooms located in the heart of Denver’s River North Art District. The former iron foundry and modern hotel tower combine to form a hospitality, retail, design, and culinary complex unlike any other destination in Denver. As one of the first lifestyle hotels in RiNo, the 100-room Source Hotel further cements the neighborhood’s reputation as Denver’s cultural hub during a period of unprecedented growth in the city.
The 45,000-sq.-ft. Source Hotel market hall features a collection of experiential and craft-focused vendors celebrating the history of the RiNo district as a center of manufacturing and the arts. With the goal of connecting people, products, design and place, The Source Hotel is proud to showcase exceptional independent artisans, including a florist, street art gallery, and small-scale retail counters, including Winter Session, Vinyl Me, Please and Malin+Goetz. Restaurants include Smōk, an indoor/outdoor restaurant inspired by the most iconic barbeque-making regions in the country, along with Safta, featuring modern Israeli cuisine from James Beard-winning chef, Alon Shaya.
Setting new trends in the industry, this 20-story, four-star hotel designed by ACDF Architecture offers 269 guest rooms including 54 suites. Designed by the team that successfully relaunched the Hôtel Gault, Monville is redefining customer service by offering the latest integrated technological innovations. Guests can check in easily and quickly at electronic kiosks, where they will also automatically receive their room keys. Human receptionists can thus dedicate more time to helping guests discover Montréal’s many attractions.
Hôtel Monville will appeal to Montréalers, as well, with its Gourmet Monville restaurant offering delicious dine- in and take-out options for visitors and guests. Located in the impressive hotel lobby that doubles as an informal working and reading space, this grab & go service will offer a menu inspired by Montréal’s creative and eclectic gastronomy.
Hôtel Monville will transform downtown happy hours (known to Montréalers as 5 à 7), cocktail meetings, and soirées with a bar that boasts a distinctly original wine list and a signature rooftop terrace, where guests can enjoy a 180 degree view of downtown Montréal and Mount Royal.
A 21st century hotel, Monville is the first and only hotel in Canada to provide room service using an autonomous delivery robot that carries orders directly to guest rooms, in record time. This robot, developed by the California firm Savioke, helps make a stay at Monville a truly unique experience, in harmony with the growing digital age.