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.