BROCKVILLE - Rob Thompson is creating classic boutique hotels where "modern" unites with "heritage" and they live comfortably ever after.
Rob's newest melding of old and new is in the heart of Brockville's downtown - 48 King West - with seven exclusive suites now open.
Close to a century-old, the former bank has been transformed into striking accommodations with stone and brick backdrops, high-end decor, fireplaces, unique salvaged heritage items from the building renovations, European-style glass and tile showers and so much more.
"We're pretty excited about this hotel," says Rob. "I have an affinity for heritage downtown streetscapes, and Brockville's core has so much potential with its beautiful waterfront, architecture and heritage setting, I immediately envisioned what could be."
Rob's hotel design concept has a good track record. His first hotel, Kemptville Suites in Old Town Kemptville, was just named one of the Top 25 Small Hotels in Canada by Trip Advisor. Rob feels the Brockville hotel will be another winner because of its luxury styling and ideal location near shops and restaurants.
"We wanted to prepare this landmark building for the next 100 years and I think that's what we've done," says Rob.
With 48 King West now open, Rob is next focusing across the street on the Fulford Block upper levels and 60 King Street West. This project will feature high-end office space above The Keystorm Pub and Alan Brown's Clothiers and retail at the former Copper Penny building. These phases are set to open in 2020-2021. Construction of additional suites at 60 King West are part of phase 3, expected to commence in 2022.
"Our designs balance the spirit of the historic architecture, while melding the unique and modern needs of the hotels," says Brandy Gould, Head of Creative with the RT Group of Companies, including Herit & Mod Design House (Heritage meets Modern).
Brandy and Rob are introducing "Shop-able Stays." Almost everything at 48 King West, whether it is custom beds, cabinets or blinds, will be available for purchase from a soon-to-open Herit and Mod shop. Online shopping is also planned.
The Rob Thompson Group of Companies includes development, realty and construction firms, Herit and Mod Design House and Robin Morgan Fitness.
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The hotels offer a no check-in process, which allows flexibility to travel plans. Guests receive a personal secure access code prior to their arrival.