CTV News – March 18, 2015

CTV_NewsTired of the standard cookie-cutter digs at all the major chain hotels and motels? Opt for more inspiring lodgings by booking a stay in a themed hotel instead. From a boutique aboriginal lodge to a James Brown-themed hotel room, there’s no shortage of unique rooms out there … Here’s a look at five themed hotels you may want to consider on your next trip: 1. Skwachàys Lodge Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Skwachàys Lodge and Residence contains a fair trade gallery, boutique hotel, as well as an Aboriginal artist residence. The hotel was named in a traditional ceremony by the chief of the Squamish Nation, reflecting the traditional aboriginal name of the area located at the head of the False Creek. Designed with the socially responsible traveller in mind, the lodge contains 18 hotel units, each with a unique design. The hotel, which also provides shelter apartments for at risk aboriginal people, has a rooftop sweat lodge and smudge room, and studio space. More

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