Mount Royal Hotel

Patchwork Canadiana


With a history spanning over a century, Mount Royal Hotel is a layered piece of architecture, representing four eras – the ’40s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. It has a legacy as a significant Banff hotel and holds a prominent place on a full block in the heart of downtown. After a devastating fire, the hotel has been redesigned to celebrate its rich history. The renovation of its exterior, entrance, lobby, 135 rooms, hallways, and rooftop focuses on its storied past by leaning into the building’s evolution over generations. The design weaves together a historical patchwork of the Rocky Mountain experience.

Download PDF

Banff, AB
61,000 sq ft
Pursuit Collection

Whyte Museum

DIALOG Services

Electrical Engineering
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering

The Team

Guests today want a deeper experience from a hotel, a whole collection of little details that all fit together.

Alison McNeil
Passages of time

Hallways tell a special story here, with the designs showing the transition from era to era.

Warm wainscoting and brass task lighting lead guests comfortably to their rooms.

No detail spared, these communal spaces carry the design story from common spaces to private spaces.

Damaged by fire, then reborn: This storied Banff hotel spans four eras Daily Hive: Urbanized
Project News September 27, 2022