Groupe Le Massif and architectural firm Lemaymichaud announced that the Hôtel La Ferme project won first prize at the Retail and Leisure Interiors Awards 2012, in the Hotels and Service Retailers category. Lemaymichaud was in charge of the interior design of the Hôtel La Ferme project, in consortium with STGM Architecture et Hudon Julien architects.
Judges pointed out the importance afforded to local artisans during construction, and efforts to preserve the site’s local color and authenticity. Also, they appreciated the use of materials such as wood, reminiscent of the Charlevoix’s history and the site’s past vocation in agriculture.
The Retail and Leisure Interiors Awards 2012 is one of the largest interior design and design awards around the globe.
Projects were judged along the following criteria: design excellence, originality, quality and the ability to communicate the historical aspect of a site through its decor. The judging panel was composed of Fiona Livingston, cofounder and director of Studiofibre; Jenny Jones, director at Conran + Partners; Sean Hatcher, director at ORMS; Paul Hanegraaf from Creative Navigator at Milligan Retail; Stephen Jones, regional managing principal for Asia at Woods Bagot; and Juliette Kinsman, editor in chief at Mr & Mrs Smith.
Hôtel La Ferme has been in operation since June 2012. Beyond its 145 rooms and lofts fanned out across five pavilions, Hôtel La Ferme includes a train station, a public square, a restaurant spotlighting cuisine du marché dishes, a café, bar-lounge, multifunctional venue, six meeting rooms, a spa and a gym.
Le Massif de Charlevoix is a tourism and recreation destination across three environments in the Charlevoix: The Mountain, the Train and Hôtel La Ferme.