The Royal Hotel Featured in Azure Magazine

December 22, 2022


Eric Mutrie

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December 22, 2022

GPA designed Roy­al Hotel in Prince Edward Coun­ty is fea­tured in Azure Mag­a­zine’s January/February 2023 Issue. Rec­og­nized for reimag­in­ing the Pic­ton land­mark for new­com­er tourists and locals alike.

“Despite its rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion, the Roy­al Hotel still pre­serves some sense of the ele­gant decay that Pet­ri­cone found so cap­ti­vat­ing almost 10 years ago. Rip­pling rosettes in the ceil­ing are one of many nods to the orig­i­nal building’s Vic­to­ri­an archi­tec­ture, but also to the water dam­age that even­tu­al­ly destroyed it. Sim­i­lar­ly, the lobby’s grace­ful­ly furled fire­place sur­round was inspired by plas­ter delam­i­na­tion. “We essen­tial­ly dis­as­sem­bled the build­ing, abstract­ed its parts, and then rein­stat­ed them like instal­la­tions,” Pet­ri­cone says.”

The Azure fea­ture of the Roy­al Hotel can be viewed here.