Standard King Bedroom
The bold line drawings of the Horse and the Hummingbird remind us of the prominent role animals play in Aboriginal culture.
ARTIST: Clifton Fred
INTERIOR DESIGNER: B+H CHIL
ROOM NUMBER: 506
ROOM SIZE: 275 ft2
The Collage Room Story
Artist Clifton Fred has always felt a connection with and reverence for nature. This is a core value in his Tlingit culture. The Tlingit honour the lives of all animals that have sustained their existence throughout their history. Fred commemorates these animals in his artwork. Two of his animal images, originally drawn in his signature pencil style, adorn the Collage Room feature wall. The Horse is an animal of great strength whose endurance and physical power are relied upon to complete tough tasks such as hunting and travel.
Fred feels deep respect for the mighty horse that has always supported humans when needed. The Hummingbird is an animal classically depicted in Aboriginal art for the positive traits it represents.
The Hummingbird is a messenger who brings news of things to come and imparts joy to those it visits. It represents how we must learn to live and work in harmony with nature. Legend has it that one can only catch a hummingbird after learning to work together with it. Hummingbirds symbolize beauty, intelligence and love, qualities Fred feels we should reflect into our natural surroundings. Respect for its beauty, love of its gifts and the foresight to leave it undisturbed.
The partnership between Clifton Fred and B+H CHIL was one of trust and artistic license, where Fred trusted the design team to respect his artistry and gave them license to use his work in their own artistic way.
The Collage Room is the physical expression of this collaboration, where B+H CHIL was inspired by Fred’s artwork and bolstered by his trust to create a room that celebrates art in all of its forms.
Using Fred’s delicate line drawings as the suite’s artistic focus but emboldening their original colouration with saturated blues, greens and pinks, the design duo at B+H CHIL broaden the notion of how native artwork is meant to look. This bold reinterpretation of Fred’s artwork is complemented with bright fabrics and streamlined furniture to create a modern guest experience. The Collage Room harmonizes the design aesthetic between artist Clifton Fred and the design team at B+H CHIL Design to create a unique and memorable space.
Forest Spirits Room Features
Opulent King Size Bed by Hypnos
43″ Plasma HD TV
Free High-Speed WiFi
Spacious Writing Desk
Fridge & Microwave
Hi-Def Cable With Dozens of Channels
Plush Linens, Hypo-Allergenic Duvets and Fluffy Pillows
Cordless Telephone With Voicemail
Free Long-Distance Calling Anywhere in North America
Ensuite Bathroom With Walk-In Shower
All Natural Bath Amenities by Mother Earth Essentials
Keurig Coffee Maker With 100% Compostable Pods From Spirit Bear Coffee Co.
Tea Kettle With a Selection of Paisley Teas
Daily Housekeeping Service
Iron With Full-Size Ironing Board
Balcony With Patio Seating