October 27, 2021

Discover The Latest P.E.C. Hotel To Get A Design-Savvy Makeover

Once a regal presence on Main Street in Picton, the 142-year-old Royal Hotel in Prince Edward County, Ont., had fallen on hard times. Changing ownership and the loss of the local rail station meant the hotel became a down-at-the-heels watering hole in the 1970s and 80s that was the setting for bar brawls, and its once-grandiose rooms were shabby with peeling paint.

But, like the nearby June Motel, it prompted someone with vision to rescue a property down on its luck and give it a second chance. The Royal Hotel is the passion project of the Sorbara family who own nearby Edwin County Farms, which will provide much of  the produce, tea, maple syrup and flowers for the hotel.

The hotel isn’t scheduled to open until the end of 2021 and is still under construction, but scroll down for an exclusive look at some of the design details in the main spaces and rooms!

Author: Wendy Jacob
Photographer:

Wendy Jacob

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Architecture by Giannone Petricone Associates