The Walper Hotel Restoration & Renovations

Kitchener / 2017 / 60,000 sf

BNKC recently completed work on the historically designated Walper Hotel in Kitchener Ontario. The project involves an extensive exterior and interior restoration, renovation, and aesthetic upgrades. Much of the renovations include major upgrades to meet health, and code & life safety compliance.

The interior renovations include a new lobby, reception, atrium, upgraded corridors, gathering space, public lounge, banquet / event hall, conference centre, meeting rooms, 150 suites, kitchen and dining room, as well as public and private washrooms.

BNKC collaborated on this project with Dubbledam, who designed the interiors. The project is the recipient of the following interior design awards:

2018 Hotelier Magazine, Design Award Winner – 50–200 Rooms
2018 Canadian Interiors, First Place – Best of Canada
2017 Interior Design Award, Honorable mention – International Boutique Hotels
2016 ASID Awards, First Place – Professional Design Awards/Outside-the-Box

The project was also nominated for the 2019 Peter Stokes Award for Heritage Restoration from the Architecture Conservancy of Ontario.

Photography by Michael Muraz.