The James Hotel is an independent family owned boutique hotel in downtown Saskatoon. The owners of the hotel hired us to transform an existing apartment building into a unique one-of-a-kind hotel. The James Hotel gets its name from the owner’s grandfather, and as such the owners were particularly keen on getting every detail right.
The project started with creating various mock-up rooms of what the finished product would look like. These rooms were used to sample different paints, tiles and finishes until the final products were decided upon. Once the designs were confirmed, the renovation of the 12 story apartment building began. We assisted the owners, designers and architects through this process by constructing the various rooms to their specifications before the final layout of each was chosen.
Each floor was completely redone. The old apartments were demolished, and several were amalgamated to create larger hotel suites. The end result is a modern, upscale, boutique hotel.
Particular attention should be drawn to the one-of-a-kind reception counter and fireplace in the lobby made of onyx. Solid woods, marble tile and stone make this hotel truly unique and new to Saskatoon.