314 | Billio Room
The Billio Room features many of the original Gladstone antiques – repurposed to create an atmosphere of nostalgic grandeur that includes modern conveniences for the contemporary traveler.
- Queen bed
- 250sq ft (23 sq m)
- 4 piece bathroom with hairdryer
- West view
- Hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, 300 thread count sheets
- Studio-size ironing board (full sized ironing board available by calling the Front Desk)
- Coffee and tea service in the 3rd floor lounge (7am-10am)
- Telephone with private voice mail and free local calls
- 32″- 43″ Smart TV
- All-natural Canadian bath products
- Safety deposit box
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Designed by Bruno Billio
In referencing historic photographs of the Gladstone Hotel rooms and in collecting original Gladstone period pieces of furniture, room 314 attempts to envelope the guest with sensations of what was the Gladstone and what the Gladstone has come to be.
Rich Italian fabrics, with floral patterns of red, gold and fuchsia drape the two large picture windows. An enlarged copy of proposed elevations to the Gladstone, by original architect George Miller, hangs on the east wall. In contemporary contrast, a string installation seems to float along the ceiling just above the classical queen size bed like a dream catcher. An armoire has been restored to its original splendor and modified to house the contemporary standards; plasma screened television and DVD player. The interior of the armoire also houses an intimate bar. Additionally, a bow chest offers a middle drawer tat pulls out to act as a work desk complete with internet outlets for the business minded traveler. Both pieces are working art, sculptural pieces repositioned and stacked upon hard covered books. The overall ambiance is lush, warm, and comforting. The bathroom in contrast is crisp and white. An original Gladstone table is restored and affixed with a white carara marble table top. A red tape installation wraps itself boldly around this room, again mixing old with new.
Bruno Billio is the Resident Artist at the Gladstone Hotel. Billio is fascinated by the architecture of spaces and objects. He transforms everyday objects, re-purposing them and even redefines the scale and position of objects. He is known for his stacked sculptures of furniture, found objects and string installations.
THANKS | I would like to thank Anne Powell, Percy Williams, Wayne Smallridge, Loretta, Hank, Terry Smith, and James Scott for their participation in this project and for sharing their stories.