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iNspire Quarterly Winter 2012
iNspire Quarterly Winter 2012

Pic of SharonWith the festive season now behind us and the Winter blues in full swing it's about this time that many of us yearn for those sundrenched shores of Hawaii and Mexico. For a quick fix why not consider some time to relax and refresh on Canada's wild west coast? Catch a storm or two and watch nature in all it's unleashed glory as you relax by the fireside with a glass of wine and kick back in one of the newly refurbished suites in the The Pointe Building at Tofino's Wickaninnish Inn.

When BBA was first appointed to design the interiors of the Inn in 1996 we took our inspiration from the incredible surroundings to create The Wick's archetypical Northwest Style. For the resort's recent refresh, we built on our original design concepts and those of the owner to further enhance this iconic west coast retreat.

The Wick is now ranked the #1 Resort in Canada1. Also, the BBA-Designed Drift Spa at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, was recently ranked #13 globally2. Winter Blues anyone? These world class West coast resorts will most certainly take those blues away!

Sharon Bortolotto signature

Principal, BBA Design

In this edition...

Refreshing an Icon
When one of the most celebrated resorts in North America needed a face lift, who did they call? Possibly their original design team at more here >>

Canada's on The Rise
Canada's role as a rising star in the design community will be discussed at a panel forum in Las Vegas later this month. BBA's own Sharon Bortolotto has been more here >>

Inter-Office Happenings: Boardroom Resolutions
Self-improvement is on everyone's list of New Year's Resolutions. To this end, BBA Design recently announced an initiative to help team members broaden their horizons. BBA will assist with costs associated with taking a course or program which promotes professional/personal growth. Proposal deadlines are due January 30th.

Judging by the response, it's safe to say that BBA's first venture into wine making was a success according to those lucky few who received our inaugural bottle of BBA's Grand Crew vintage at Christmas. A second career in the making? Perhaps.

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the bba solution

Slate & wood evoke the natural surroundings

Inspired by Nature: Slate & wood evoke the natural surroundings

Refreshing the Space

Unlike the other guest rooms at The Wick we noted the west wing suites had the typical internal hotel washroom with no visual access to the view. What to do?

The solution was immediately obvious; Open up the wall between the bedroom and washroom exposing the bather to both the fireplace and the incredible scenery. Deep soaker tubs, natural fir panelling and slate floors and walls were some of the new design features incorporated.

Shoji-style sliding doors detailed with the same hand-adzed signature finish used throughout the Inn, now provide dramatic improvement to these rooms.

Bathers can now remain engaged by the views

Bathers can now remain engaged by the views & the inspired space.

1. Travel & Leisure's "The 500 Best Hotels in the World", January 2012. / 2. Spas of America's "Top 100 Spas of 2011".

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