405 | Parlour of Twilight
The Parlour of Twilight room is cast in the uncanny revelations of the magic hour. Neon light, shimmering fabrics, tin ceiling tile, shadowy flora, indirect lighting, and 1940′s inspired furniture combine to create an enchanting neo-noir reverie.
- King bed
- 180sq ft (17 sq m)
- 3 piece bathroom with hairdryer
- 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-9am)
- Telephone with private voice mail and free local calls
- 32″- 43″ Smart TV
- All-natural Canadian bath products
- Safety deposit box
Find out more about our complimentary and extra room amenities HERE.
Designed by Simone Moir Corwyn Lund.
Simone Moir is a performance, video, and installation artist. Her works explore individual and collective means of negotiating identity and the tension between commodity, sexuality, freedom, and space. Her public performance interventions include VideoStoreMakeout, Freeplay, and Unison Union.
Corwyn Lund’s sculptural work constructively re-animates architectural space and designed objects as a critical examination of the built environment. Past public art projects have been strategically integrated into civic space, inviting the public to physically engage with each project. Recent gallery-based installations extend Lund’s sculptural interests into the mediums of photography and video. His work is held in the Library & Archives of the National Gallery of Canada and the Canada Council Art Bank.
Twilight marks the dawn of shadows — a time when the border between the real and unreal is blurred and objects are not quite as they appear.
The central feature of The Parlour of Twilight is a window-grate rendered in fuchsia neon tubing. This neon sculpture is a seductive and humorous interpretation of the surrounding neighborhood’s decorative vernacular and home security measures. Glowing into and beyond the interior of the room, the neon light creates a dialogue between hotel, guest, and city beyond.
Images of local plants emerge in enigmatic interplay over the room’s surfaces. Considered a weed, Sumach tree roots are known to attack the foundations of buildings. Here its wavering branches cast mysterious shadows from brightened corners. Gazing deeply into the heart of the cobalt blue vanity mirror reveals the poisonous berries of the Deadly Nightshade. While these plants portend the pitfalls of indulgence and delusion, here they are offered as charms.
The lynchpin of The Parlour of Twilight’s grand transpositions is its furniture suite. A king-size bed is crowned by a diamond-tufted, blue-suede headboard that runs wall-to-wall and wraps at either end into bedside seating. Across from the bed a telephone table spanning the width of the room and decked with diamond wired security glass, finds its niche as delectable corner chair.
The total design of The Parlour of Twilight invokes a sensual experience; soft pale blues, midnight purples and metallic accents affect an overall mood that is cool, seductive and serene.