Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The Holman Grand Hotel was a part of a Confederation Court Complex revitalization project which included an 80-room boutique hotel, 6-storey office tower recladding, mall renovation and historic renovation. The hotel includes 80 guest rooms and suites, penthouse suites, meeting rooms, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre and full service restaurant and bar.
"The combination of the historical façade restoration and modern hotel tower respects the city’s vision for the future, within the context of their national significance as the home of our nation’s birthplace."
Project design was influenced by the historic nature of the site and a desire to incorporate design features that reflected many of the unique features of the Prince Edward Island landscape. The indigenous use of clay brick masonry at the streetscape on the restored historic façade maintains the pedestrian scale of the street and accents the sites historic significance, while the interior reflects the island’s personality with light woods and accents of marine blue, moss green and rust red (reminiscent of the island’s red sand beaches).
Design services included coordination of site studies for this downtown Charlottetown site and programme studies for a contemporary 21st century boutique hotel. Sustainable design features include geothermal, heat recovery on exhaust air and waste water, natural ventilation strategies, water saving plumbing fixtures, building automation to optimize system performance, passive solar, natural lighting strategies, use of materials (Low VOC / Local / Recycled content), green roofs, urban infill property development using existing city infrastructure and high efficiency building envelope.