ART + HISTORY

Surprising, raw, experimental, and layered, yet familiar and thoughtful, Retro Suites Hotel is an astonishing array of eclectic elements.  A stunning assembly of 8 heritage designated 19th century buildings; Retro embraces its rich history and has masterfully restored each building to beyond their original glory.  Travel through time in our spaces; view new and old collaborating as Art Deco, modern, old world, pop, and contemporary styles blending together. 

retro suites hotel orignal cvrm orignal art in lobby hall

CVRM ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Established Canadian Artist, Cathy Van-Raay-Myers born in Ottawa, Ontario currently resides in Chatham-Kent.

retro suites happy people rainbow cow sculpture

HAPPY PEOPLE COW

Originally from Venezuela, artist Sabrina Bianco design of the Happy People cow is meant to be a colorful representation of the smiles of the people of Texas.

retro suites hotel bull with two tails hanging tapestry

CARNIVAL BANNERS

These original carnival items are very difficult to find, and these particular examples are in wonderfully preserved condition.

retro suites Louis Vuitton Original Bagettelle lithograph

LOUIS VUITTON LITHOGRAPH

Louis Vuitton Original Bagettelle 8 Et 9 September 1990.  A Journey Through Time - A tribute to Cassandre – Original Lithograph

LEFT TURN

Custom created tool art by Clark Gordon

SCHOOL OF FISH

Custom created tool art by Clark Gordon

MICROPHONES

An epic collection of 1940s original radio and microphones from Southern California

retro suites nutcracker from FAO Schwartz NYC

NUTCRACKERS

From F.A.O. Schwartz, New York City, each with arms at their sides with a ‘familiar’ painted face, hat, red jacket and white slacks.

retro suites penny farthing bike in hallway

PENNY- FARTHING BICYCLE

The original penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s with its large front wheel providing high speed and comfort.

retro suites jerry bone original artwork

JERRY BONE ARTWORK

Famous Canadian Artist Jerrold R. Bone, born in 1934 in Moncton, New Brunswick

MATCHBOX ARTWORK

This original artwork by Raoul W. is titled Reve de Grosse (Dream Kid) and is signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner. Created in 2015, the piece consists of an assortment of die-cast model cars in a variety of sizes, colours and types.

BUMPER BENCH BY SEGNER '96

swarovski crystal chandelier hanging down presidential suite

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

Hanging 8 feet long, the Swarovski crystal chandelier in the Presidential suite is a contemporary lighting piece that dazzles the room in starlight.

retro suites northern lights original painting

LINDSAY BEAUBIEN ARTWORK

Established Canadian Artist Lindsay Beaubien, born in Chatham, Ontario

RINGLING BROTHERS & BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS original

RINGLING BROS & BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS

Circa 1945, each printed in colour, comprising Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey circuses example of performances in Glasgow, Scotland.

retro suites hotel SOTTSASS ULTRAFRAGOLA MIRROR

SOTTSASS ULTRAFRAGOLA MIRROR

Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic vanitas is an homage to women’s sensuality by Ettore Sottsass.