What is the design style of Oak Bay Beach Hotel?

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Carolyn B. Heller

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a modern six-storey brick building that incorporates many features of the original 1927 hotel that stood on the same site. The owners saved many components of the former hotel structure, including hand-hewn beams, carved signs, and other Old English features, in this otherwise contemporary property. The lobby was built as a replica of the lobby in the original hotel, with several seating areas, a massive fireplace, and a grand piano. The Snug Pub is also a re-creation of the hotel’s original watering hole, with dark wood furnishings and Tudor-style beams, while the similarly-appointed Kate’s Café was designed as a replica of the hotel’s former library. The rooms, though, straddle the contemporary-traditional divide, with classic mahogany furniture and fireplaces, paired with modern granite kitchens and deluxe spa-like baths.

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