Photos and video: Vancouver's new native art hotel

 

 
 
 
 
Detail of the reception desk at the Skwachàys Lodge.
 
 

Detail of the reception desk at the Skwachàys Lodge.

Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, SUN

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Skwàchays (pronounced Skwatch-eyes) Lodge has 18 rooms uniquely designed by a team of aboriginal artists and designers in downtown Vancouver. It is Canada’s first urban aboriginal art hotel.

 
 
 
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Detail of the reception desk at the Skwachàys Lodge.
 

Detail of the reception desk at the Skwachàys Lodge.

Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, SUN

 
Detail of the reception desk at the Skwachàys Lodge.
Skwàchays (pronounced Skwatch-eyes) Lodge has 18 rooms uniquely designed by a team of aboriginal artists and designers in downtown Vancouver. It is Canada’s first urban aboriginal art hotel.
The Moon Suite at Skwachàys Lodge was created by Sabina Hill and Mark Preston and MCM Interiors.
The common room at the Skwachàys Lodge.
The common room at the Skwachàys Lodge.
One of the wheelchair accessible suites at the hotel, the Forest Spirit room creates a forest feeling with split birch branches on the walls and a big photomural of a birch forest on the wall behind the bed.
The Water Suite at Skwachàys Lodge features the art of Corinne Hunt and was designed by BBA Design.
The Water Suite at Skwachàys Lodge features the art of Corinne Hunt and was designed by BBA Design.
The Moon Suite at Skwachàys Lodge was created by Sabina Hill and Mark Preston and MCM Interiors.
A totem pole at the entry to the Skwachàys Lodge.
The common room at Skwachàys Lodge.
The Water Suite at Skwachàys Lodge features the art of Corinne Hunt and was designed by BBA Design.
The Longhouse Suite at Skwachàys Lodge features the art of Sabina Hill and was designed by Inside Design Studio.
The Poem Suite at Skwachàys Lodge features the art of Clifton Fred and was designed by B+H CHIL Design.
One of the wheelchair accessible suites at the hotel, the Forest Spirit room creates a forest feeling with split birch branches on the walls and a big photomural of a birch forest on the wall behind the bed.
Skwachàys Lodge is Canada’s first aboriginal art hotel.
Skwachàys Lodge is Canada’s first aboriginal art hotel.
Skwachàys Lodge is Canada’s first aboriginal art hotel where each of the 18 suites has been designed by an aboriginal artist.
Skwachàys Lodge is Canada’s first aboriginal art hotel where each of the 18 suites has been designed by an aboriginal artist. The smudge room is pictured here.
Maggie Edwards, general manager of the Skwachàys Lodge. It is Canada’s first aboriginal art hotel, where each of the 18 suites has been designed by an aboriginal artist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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