Muir, An Autograph Collection Hotel opens December 10th in Halifax’s new Queen’s Marque district.
“Striking a rare balance between tradition and modernity, Muir is the physical and spiritual manifestation of a modern Nova Scotia, connecting guests to this place and its people through the art of architecture and design,” said Scott Armour McCrea, president and CEO, The Armour Group.
Nova Scotian architecture practice MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects designed the property.
Brian MacKay-Lyons, a founding partner of the practice, explains that in form the Muir is “one of three abstracted ships that comprise the Queen’s Marque development.” In practice, he said, “the hotel has been designed with traditional elements such as a generous porte-cochère and hotel rooms reminiscent of the wood-lined ‘staterooms’ of an old luxury ocean liner.”
Designer Alessandro Munge, founder and principal of Canada’s Studio Munge, was tasked with designing the hotel’s interiors and furnishings.
Muir’s guestrooms and suites all have ocean and waterfront views. Design details include white oak walls and plank flooring; walnut furnishings (floating worktable, bed frame); spa-like bathrooms lined with granite; a full-size bar reminiscent of ship portholes; and a throw featuring a modern tartan commissioned exclusively for Muir.
Statement pieces from local artists are featured throughout the property, including a handwoven tapestry depicting a Nova Scotia landscape by Allison Pinsent-Baker, which is hung behind the reception desk.
Additional amenities and features include an ultra-premium wellness centre with high-performance fitness equipment, vitality pool and halotherapy salt room; and The Watch, a 2,075-square-foot suite, featuring a private tasting room, space for entertaining and 270-degree ocean views.
About Queen’s Marque
Led by Armour Group Limited in partnership with Develop Nova Scotia, the Queen’s Marque district is located at the edge of Halifax Harbour and bound by Prince, Lower Water and George Streets. In addition to Muir, it includes retail, restaurants, public art, office and residential spaces.