It’s not very often that one gets to design their own hotel room. And while we at the Gladstone do have 37 unique artist-designed hotel rooms, it’s still not very often over the last 15 years that we’ve gotten to have one our our hotel rooms redesigned.
Enter Sarah Keenlyside. Sarah is one of the Gladstone’s favourite creative collaborators, and she is perfectly qualified to design a hotel room. Now, you may ask: what qualifications does one need to design a hotel room? Well, you pretty much just need Sarah Keenlyside’s experience.
For one, she’s already designed the room to end all rooms. Ferris Beuller’s room, that is.
Keenlyside’s replica of Ferris’s legendary suite was mounted at the Gladstone over two years ago and it was a huge hit at home and abroad. The replica room was meticulously sourced. Every detail, from the band posters to the boombox, was done to perfection, creating the perfect immersive experience. Ferris’s room took Toronto by storm, garnering a wave of nostalgia infused love in the press and on social media, and spurring a tour and documentary about the exhibit.
Sarah Keenlyside also understands how to sweeten the deal by thinking outside of the box. As co-collaborator at La Banane and CXBO Chocolates, Keenlyside knows how to creatively package the perfect product for customers. And funnily enough, CXBO Chocolates are already available to all our hotel guests. We’ll let the chocolates speak for themselves…
How else do you know if you’ve got a knack for designing comfortable, unique, and exciting living spaces? Well we’d say that having your perfectly outfitted apartment featured in Toronto Life and the Globe and Mail is also a pretty good indicator that you know what you’re doing!
Picture from Sarah’s Instagram
So what’s our fabulous artist-designer coming up with for room 317? Well, we can’t exactly tell you that yet, but we can offer you a bit more of a sneak peak. Check out the process below and stay tuned for more details!