New hotel in downtown Calgary takes inspiration from Oscar Wilde



The builders of a new luxury boutique hotel in downtown Calgary say the location will be inspired by author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde.

Located in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue SW, The Dorian is a two-brand Marriott property and the first new hotel to be built in downtown Calgary in over a decade.

The lower floors of the hotel will be part of the Courtyard by Marriott brand, while the upper floods will be part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Renderings show the interior of The Dorian Hotel in downtown Calgary, which will open in 2022. (

Builder PBA Group of Companies says 27-story hotel will have design cues inspired by Wilde’s ‘whimsical nature’ The portrait of Doran Gray.

“My family has lived in England for a number of years. My sister – who is a co-owner of PBA – still lives in England, ”said Patricia Phillips, CEO of PBA Land and Development.

“We wanted to pay a tribute, a nod to our bond with England, but also to bind a dedication to our father – who is a very progressive, whimsical, avant-garde character, Joie de vivre – so Oscar Wilde is come to bother.

“It took us two years to build this hotel. It will open in June.

Renderings show the interior of The Dorian Hotel in downtown Calgary, which will open in 2022. (

The 310-room hotel will also house a restaurant-lounge at 27e ground.

“We wanted to elevate the food and drink experience and have it on the 27the sol, ”Phillips said. “There is nothing like it in Calgary. We have a south facing outdoor patio for people to explore. “

“We will be collaborating with local distilleries, and there will be a bar cart in every room that will have our own gin label – which is a tribute to Brittan.”

The hotel will also have a conference room that can accommodate around 400 people.

“We want our guests to experience what Calgary is – the world-class city we believe to be – through the eyes of the Dorian.

Phillips said the hotel plans to hire some 150 people before it opens.


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