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The Westley: Calgary's newest boutique hotel destination
Calgary's newest boutique hotel destination, The Westley Hotel opened its doors this summer.
Calgary's newest boutique hotel destination, The Westley Hotel opened its doors this summer. The addition to the city's hospitality community brings a new level of genuine service to the downtown Eau Claire neighbourhood. With its in-house restaurant Fonda Fora, a contemporary Mexican concept by local Thank You Hospitality, The Westley Hotel is also a must-visit culinary destination.
With travel top of mind, The Westley Hotel is the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to work and play.
"This is an exciting day for our industry. What better way to signal the return and rebuild of hospitality and tourism in Calgary," says Ian L. Jones, General Manager of The Westley Hotel. "Alongside the talented Fonda Fora team, we are thrilled to finally welcome guests and deliver exceptional experiences."
Located in what was once a former office building, the five-storey property was transformed by Calgary-based design firm FRANK Architecture. The hotel's 104 guest rooms feature modern-yet-vintage vibes and nod to the building's 70s heritage.
Upon arrival, patrons will immediately step into a vibrant lobby lounge that connects directly to the dining room and open kitchen of Fonda Fora. Serving fresh, Mexican fare by Yucatan-raised Chef Rafael Castillo, the menu features fresh seafood and seasonal, vegetable-forward dishes that bring exciting new flavours to the Calgary dining scene.
"This is a proud moment for our team as we introduce Calgary to our latest concept and celebrate more of the diverse culinary traditions of Mexico," said Cody Willis, founder of Thank You Hospitality. "A great atmosphere is equally as important as the high-quality food and drinks we serve. Thanks to our strong partnership and connection with The Westley Hotel we're able to deliver just that."