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Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

Design Firm


Courtesy of Fairmont Royal York

The Story

The iconic Fairmont Royal York marked its 90th anniversary with an extensive multi-million dollar renovation that included bespoke luxury carpets from Ulster. Working with award-winning New York interior design firm, Champalimaud Design, Ulster designed and crafted carpet for the exclusive Fairmont Gold guest experience within the hotel.

Described as a true boutique experience with essential downtown grandeur, the Fairmont Gold experience includes highly personalised guest services on the renovated spaces on the thirteenth through the eighteenth guest room floors. This also included the Fairmont Gold Reception Area and Lounge on the eighteenth floor that features breathtakingly beautiful views of downtown Toronto and the adjacent lakefront.

Ulster collaborated with Champalimaud Design to create carpet designs and patterns that bring sophisticated elegance to compliment the exclusivity of the Fairmont Gold guest experience. The symmetrical design in the elevator lobby is influenced by the hotel’s Art Deco heritage. In the guest rooms, the carpet pattern is detailed to provide subtle colouring and texture to allow the other interior design features of the room to become the focal points of the design.

“The Art of Ulster” allows us to design and craft distinctive carpets that can either take centre-stage or provide a complimentary back drop to the interior design. This expertise enables Ulster to create and continue strong working relationships with Interior Designers and Owner/Developers.

These design capabilities are further enhanced by the durability created by the Axminster weaving process and the inherent qualities of wool. Our carpets are specifically tailored to meet the unique demands of hospitality, gaming and marine projects. Ulster’s dedicated Sales Associates and talented Designers throughout the USA are always ready to meet the requirements of our customers in North America.