Published in Luxury Condo & Hotel Residences, Fall 2013
By Lydia McNutt
Downtown Markham, located at Warden and Hwy. 7, will soon be home to The Signature Condominium Collection – the 905 region’s first exclusive condominium hotel development. Attached to a sophisticated Marriott Hotel, The Signature will offer residents exclusive access to luxurious hotel amenities and à-la-carte hotel services.
Condo residents will enjoy hotel-inspired amenities, including the light-filled, third-floor swimming pool and lounge area, which features a European-esque whirlpool and floating chaises beneath a dramatic and luminous art installation. Luxury Condo & Hotel Residences spoke with designers Keith Rushbrook and Dan Menchions of II BY IV Design about the project in a special feature about “Cool Pools.”
LC&HR: What’s your process for designing beautiful, usable amenity spaces for condo and hotel environments?
Keith Rushbrook & Dan Menchions: II BY IV Design approaches every project from a personal standpoint. We want to be surrounded by beautiful, warm environments and so do the guests who use these spaces. For The Signature pool, our team has selected durable, relatively inexpensive materials and displayed them in a graphic way. We love to work with local artists to create a sense of curiosity and fun within the amenity spaces. With this particular pool, we will feature a large iridescent sculpture over the pool that can be seen from the street. Unlike most hotel pools, The Marriott has selected to locate theirs on the third floor of the hotel. This provides guests with breathtaking views of the city and a pool room that is filled with natural sunlight.
LC&HR: Describe the condo project in three words.
KR & DM: Upbeat, sophisticated, urban.
LC&HR: Finish the sentence, “No pool party is complete…”
KR & DM ...until someone is thrown in!