Surrounded by inspiration
In the heart of downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is steps away from the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities.
Hotel Arts is found in the up-and-coming Victoria Park neighbourhood—home to a wave of exciting new developments. On trendy First Street SW, The Hotel Arts Complex is home to several boutiques and shops including:
Further along First Street SW, you’ll also find Formans Clothing, Forbidden Clothing, Guiseppe's Italian Market, Drum & Monkey pub and Kickers Deli, an authentic Montreal Smoked Meat Deli that will truly blow you away!
Hotel Arts is a stone’s throw from the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary's largest sports and concert venue (home of the NHL Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen and Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Team). The Saddledome is on the grounds of the annually-held Calgary Stampede: The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth — a world-famous celebration of everything cowboy.
Four blocks north of Hotel Arts is a great chance to explore the historic Stephen Avenue Walk. One of downtown Calgary’s most famous streets, it’s lined with chic bistros, cocktail bars and the city’s most fashionable boutiques and shopping centre. Here you’ll also find the EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts—home of One Yellow Rabbit, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Ballet and Calgary Opera, as well as numerous performance groups and touring acts. The Glenbow Museum, TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary Tower, Olympic Plaza, Art Central, Art Gallery of Calgary, Fashion Central and a dizzying host of other gems are also located in the area.
A short two-block north of Hotel Arts is the Cantos National Music Centre...a must see stop on any music fans' itinerary. Featuring a staggering collection of musical instruments, Cantos hosts tours of their facility on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Check their website to confirm tour start and end times as well as to see other programming taking place including their Monday Blues Jams. Cantos is spearheading a major campaign to restore the famous King Eddy Hotel as part of their National Music Centre plans.
A few blocks south of Hotel Arts is 17th Avenue, a see-and-be-seen boulevard of fashion and dining that is not to be missed. Home of the ‘Red Mile,’ 17th Avenue becomes a mile-long stretch of restaurants and bars that revels in the Calgary Flames spring playoff run.
Also nearby is the Design District, a collection of furniture and home décor stores, spas, restaurants, architects and art galleries galore.