Friday, September 25, 2015


By Eva Fydrych

Kensington Riverside Inn
Award-winning cuisine & elegant lodging

Photos courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn (Click to enlarge)

Kensington Riverside Inn is a four star hotel situated along the Bow River, north of downtown Calgary. It offers luxurious, boutique-style accommodation and excellent dining facilities. 

Featuring only 19 rooms and suites, the hotel maintains friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere, superb customer service and attention to detail. Kensington Riverside Inn caters to both business and leisure stays, meetings, weddings, and private functions. The hotel offers complimentary access to Kensington Fitness Studio and in-room spa services through RnR Wellness. Everything you need is right here!

"Kensington Riverside Inn was recently accepted into Relais & Châteaux, a prestigious fellowship of 500 upscale hotels and gourmet restaurants across the globe. This is Calgary’s first Relais & Châteaux property and the second in Alberta and one of only thirteen in Canada." -

Hotel entrance (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Seasonal patio available for breakfast, dinner or weekend brunch (Photo by Eva Fydrych)


Kensington Riverside Inn features a modern lobby with curated contemporary artwork, Italian leather chairs and a large fireplace where you can read a book or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

All rooms are individually decorated with high ceilings, trendy wallpaper, and a mix of traditional and modern furnishings. Elegant colour palette allows relaxation and brings a sense of peace and tranquility.

Spacious bathrooms feature dark tiles and subtle lighting. Comfortable bathtub, plush bathrobes and stylish AVEDA toiletries can easily transform the bathroom into your own private sanctuary after a long day of sightseeing.

Junior Suite (Photo courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn)

Junior Suite (Photo courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn)

Art in the lobby (Photo courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn)

Lobby (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Start your day off with a delicious breakfast and finish with an intimate dinner at the hotel's award-winning restaurant - Chef's Table. You can choose to dine inside or outside, on a seasonal patio.

Chef's Table is one of Calgary’s top fine dining establishments featuring an open concept kitchen and ever-changing tasting menus with wine pairings. Highly recommended!

"Dine in our open-kitchen restaurant and watch chef Michel Nop and his team prepare award-winning French cuisine. Savor a delicious gourmet breakfast of citrus buttermilk pancakes and eggs en cocotte, or come in for dinner to taste our foie gras, pork tenderloin and bouillabaisse. Be sure to leave room for our local and imported cheeses, variety of dessert selections and house-made ice cream." -

Photo courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn

Michel Nop (Photo courtesy of Kensington Riverside Inn)


Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in Alberta, centred around four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park.

During the last couple of years, Calgary has emerged as a must-visit culinary destination. The city has a lot of fashionable venues, excellent shopping and art scene, friendly locals, and contagious energy.

It is also Canada's sunniest major city with an approximate average of 2,405 hours of sunshine per year. Read more here.

Calgary shopping - Ette boutique (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


  1. Kensington Village: Over 250 unique shops, restaurants and services
  2. DowntownThe Core (160 stores, including the flagship Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen)
  3. 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District: Over 400 unique shops and services to explore! Our recommendation: Ette, Leo Boutique
  4. InglewoodConcept Shop, Adorn Boutique, espy, Kent of Inglewood
  5. Other: Chinook Centre (Calgary’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination)

Welcome to my room!

Room 212 (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Fashion & lifestyle magazines

Trendy wallpaper

Downtown Calgary view

Lots of soft pillows

Mirror selfie :)

Comfortable bathtub (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


  • intimate atmosphere and personal customer service 
  • Chef's Table restaurant 
  • complimentary bicycles available for hotel guests 
  • riverside location 
  • spacious room (212) with downtown Calgary view 
  • large work desk and high-speed Wi-Fi
  • complimentary business services (photocopy, fax and printing) 
  • elegant bathroom design 
  • stylish AVEDA toiletries 
  • plush bathrobes and slippers
  • coffee/tea & newspaper delivered to your door in the morning 
  • lifestyle magazines available in the room
  • curated art collection

Brooklyn Cruiser bikes (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Centrally located on the Bow River in the charming neighbourhood of Kensington, Kensington Riverside Inn is just 20 minutes from the Calgary International Airport and steps away from the iconic pedestrian Peace Bridge into downtown Calgary.

This contemporary hotel is 1.5 km from Prince's Island Park and 2.4 km from Calgary Tower.

Photo courtesy of Travelpod (Click to enlarge)

1126 Memorial Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 3E3

Tel: 403.228.4442 | Toll-Free: 1.877.313.3733
Fax: 403.228.9608

*Special thank you to Kensington Riverside Inn for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in July 2015.

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