Hummingbird Suite

Spreading spirit messages of love and lightness, the elegant Hummingbird is a positive figure in Indigenous mythology.

(#606 – Deluxe King)

ARTIST: Richard Shorty


The Hummingbird Suite Story

In Indigenous culture, hummingbirds are messengers. Travelling diligently from flower to flower, they are thought to pass along spirit messages or messages of healing and love. They are elegant creatures whose presence symbolizes positive energy and lightness. Artist Richard Shorty aptly captures their delightful nature in his painting “Hummingbirds.” Here two hummingbirds hover side-by-side, wings outstretched, bills pointed towards each other as if passing messages between one another.

Incorporated into the body of both hummingbirds is the motif of a whale’s tale.

Like the Hummingbird, the Whale is a positive creature, symbolizing kindness and compassion. Whales also symbolize unity.

Taken in the context of this image, the whale’s tale depicted within the body of a hummingbird represents the unity between the land and the ocean. Together these creatures illustrate the relationship between these two elements, which characterize the Pacific coastal landscape. The turquoise, blue and red in artist Richard Shorty’s “Hummingbirds” painting caught the eye of Porada Design and became the inspiration for the Hummingbird Suite. As with all of the rooms, the artists’ work is meant to centre the space and become its focus. 

The larger design of the suite is aimed at complementing and emboldening the featured artwork, in this case, Shorty’s whimsical depiction of two hummingbirds. The Porada Design team used a palette of blues and oranges to harmonize the decor of the space with the colours used in the original artwork. To further draw attention to the detail in Shorty’s painting, the design team was inspired to create a whale’s tail headboard on a wavy wooden panel. The whale’s tail motif is often subtly incorporated into Shorty’s images. The wavy texture of the wood used in the headboard represents rolling ocean waves. As a whole, the Hummingbird Suite is designed to showcase the intricacies of Richard Shorty’s artwork, which honour the relationships between all of nature’s creatures.


Opulent king bed by Hypnos, the Royal Family’s bedmaker

In-room safe

43” Plasma HD TV

Free high-speed WiFi

Spacious writing desk

Fridge & Microwave

Hi-Def cable with dozens of news, sports, movies and music channels


Iron with full-size ironing board

Cordless telephone with voicemail

All natural bath amenities by Mother Earth Essentials

Plush linens, hypo-allergenic duvets and fluffy pillows

Keurig Coffee Maker with 100% compostable pods from Spirit Bear Coffee Co.

Daily housekeeping service

Fluffy bathrobes

Ensuite bathroom with walk in shower

Tea kettle with a selection of Paisley Teas

Free long distance calling anywhere in North America

Balcony with comfortable patio seating

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