Inside The Westley Hotel in Downtown Calgary

This new boutique hotel is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton and is home to the new Fonda Fora restaurant.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The Westley Hotel, a new boutique hotel that is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, has officially opened its doors in downtown Calgary.

Offering a stylish yet approachable getaway for both Calgarians and visitors alike, the five-storey hotel is an exciting new addition to the city’s growing hospitality scene.

Hilton’s Tapestry Collection hotels all have their own distinctive style, and that is certainly the case with The Westley as well. The team at Frank Architecture have turned a former ’70s corporate office space into a beautiful vintage-meets-modern destination complete with sweeping archways, eye-catching furniture and local artwork.

Along with 104 rooms and suites where guests can rest their heads, the hotel offers several amenities and services including meeting rooms, a 24-hour fitness centre, laundry and dry cleaning and more. Valet parking is also available by request.

The hotel is also home to one of Calgary’s newest restaurants, Fonda Fora. This is the latest restaurant from Thank You Hospitality, which is behind other local hot spots such as Native Tongues Taqueria, Calcutta Cricket Club and A1 Cantina. Fonda Fora specializes in contemporary Mexican cuisine and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner (not to mention a very tempting cocktail program).

So whether you’re looking for a hotel for visiting family and friends, a staycation spot or a cool new restaurant, The Westley may be just the place for you.

630 4 Ave. S.W., 403-764-6262, thewestleyhotel.com

 

Take a Look Inside The Westley Hotel

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The lobby’s sweeping archways, stylish velvet and leather furniture and abundant natural light create an airy, relaxing atmosphere at The Westley. When you walk in, be sure to look up — New York artist Danielle Trofe‘s custom light installation features biofabricated lampshades that were grown from mushrooms.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Just past the lobby entrance, guests will find the check-in desk. Local artisans are showcased on the shelves and the artwork behind the front desk is by Edmonton Artist Tanya Klimp.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Set just off the lobby, The Social is the largest of the hotel’s two meeting and event spaces with capacity for 48 people. It’s equipped for many technological needs with two-way video conferencing, directional mics, a built-in speaker system and more.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The lobby flows directly into the Fonda Fora dining space with several casual seating options. On the walls, guests will see artwork by local artist Maya Gohill.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

More artwork by Maya Gohill near Fonda Fora’s bar.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Fonda Fora is Thank You Hospitality’s newest restaurant. Here, chef Rafael Castillo and his team serve contemporary Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the breakfast menu, guests will find dishes like chilaquiles verdes, huevos motuleños and chia pudding. Those stopping by for lunch or dinner can choose from a mix of snacks and plant-, seafood- and meat-focused dishes. Happy hour runs daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

While Fonda Fora’s bright and spacious dining room beckons, the restaurant also offers in-room dining with breakfast and all day cafe-style menus.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

In the summer months, guests can also enjoy Fonda Fora’s fare on its outdoor patio, where strings of lights add to the ambiance.

 

The Revel suite. Photograph by Jared Sych.

In addition to its 88 guest rooms, The Westley has 16 larger suites with studio and one-bedroom options. The Revel (pictured here) is the hotel’s largest suite option at just over 600 square feet. It has a separate bedroom and extra living room space for those looking to entertain or who want more room to spread out during their stay. Each room features rip-and-strip artwork (as seen in the framed image on the wall) that combines images of Calgary from the past with images of Calgary today.

 

The Revel suite. Photograph by Jared Sych.

The hotel rooms blend modern elements like bedside plug-ins and flat screen televisions with vintage elements like brass and velvet furniture materials.

 

The Revel suite washroom. Photograph by Jared Sych.

While all the hotel rooms have a rainforest shower, The Revel suites also have an impressive deep soaker tub. The washrooms also feature colourful, geometric tile.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The hotel’s 88 guest rooms range from 270 to 390 square feet with double queen or king beds. Like the suites, they feature in-room amenities like high speed wi-fi, desks to work at, flat screen televisions, a laptop safe and more. Guests can also opt for in-room wellness services.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

From the lobby archways to the guest room lighting, night stands and headboards, The Westley is full of circular decor and design elements that create a pleasing design flow through the building.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

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