A New Poolside Experience to be Unveiled at Hotel Arts

Hotel Arts
January 11, 2019
Hotel Arts will unveil a new experience at Calgary’s hottest poolside patio for summer 2019.

Hotel Arts will unveil a new experience at Calgary’s hottest poolside patio for summer 2019. The pool and patio renovations (which began January 10th) will transform this Calgary summer-hot spot into a year-round urban oasis.


The renovations will include two phases. Phase 1 will transform the space – originally built in 1972 when the Westward Inn was constructed – updating its design, structure and atmosphere. Working with Calgary-based VisionScapes, the renovations will include a new pool (with the Hotel Arts logo embedded in the base), a permanent patio bar with seating, several fireplace tables and a new self-watering landscape with custom-built planters along with new furnishings and awnings.

VisionScapes - Hotel Arts Pool
VisionScapes – Hotel Arts Pool
VisionScapes – Poolside by Hotel Arts







“Our Poolside by Hotel Arts experience will continue in a beautifully renovated space, offering lunch and afternoon small plates served up in an urban oasis,” says Holly Parks, Director of Food and Beverage with Hotel Arts Group. “Stay tuned for an exciting new cocktail menu that will be served up in the new pool-side bar.”


Mark Wilson, General Manager and Vice President of Hotel Arts Group, is excited to launch a new poolside experience in this popular setting:

“Our poolside patio has been a unique outdoor gathering space for our guests and the broader community to enjoy with licensed poolside dining and special events. The renovation plan will introduce a new design aesthetic into the space and have the flexibility to utilize the space year-round with a unique design solution that can withstand our cooler climate in the winter months.”


Hotel Arts will launch Phase 2 of the poolside update in fall 2019, with the addition of an inflatable, illuminated canvas structure by Calgary’s Dynamic Air Shelters. The structure will cover the entire poolside courtyard so, for the first time, the Hotel Arts pool and patio can be used year-round while protected from winter’s chill.  This innovative pool cover will be mounted annually from fall until spring.


The pool and licensed patio are slated to open for the May Long Weekend and the Hotel Arts team is excited to unveil a new cocktail and patio menu at that time for the summer season.


Dynamic Air Shelters - Hotel Arts Pool Cover
Dynamic Air Shelters – Pool Cover

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