Skwachays Lodge

Portico has partnered with the Vancouver Native Housing Society to re-position Skwachay’s Lodge, Residence and Artist Gallery.

As part of a collaborative team of interior designers, our mandate is to convert this 3 star facility to boutique standards.

We are working with artist, Jerry Whitehead,  to develop concepts for the guest rooms.

Once complete, hotel guests will not only be offered comfortable surroundings, but during their stay, can partake in art workshops, and  native cuisine. Adventurous types can take part  in a traditional Smudging Ceremony and enjoy the steamy rooftop Sweat Lodge.

In conjunction to the hotel component, Skwachays Lodge also provides live/work studios for 18 Aboriginal artists.

This hotel conversion will offer these artists a venue for display of  artwork throughout the facility.

Original Painting by Jerry Whitehead

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