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Tuna tataki and a Teajito from Raw Bar
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Barry W. Fairbairn’s blown-glass lighting

Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is “the only hotel in the city where adults press elevator  buttons for every floor,” jokes Fraser Abbott, business development director for the 175-room inn. “They want to see all the art.” The property’s contemporary collection includes paintings, sculptures and blown glass by local artist Barry W. Fairbairn. Another draw: a prime downtown location near Stephen Avenue shopping and the Calgary Stampede, which celebrates its centennial this July (turn to page 56 to learn all there is to know about the event). On summer  nights, when light lingers until 10 p.m., head to the hotel’s lively poolside patio for a Teajito — a green-tea mojito made with gin and cucumber — from the property’s signature Raw Bar restaurant. Rooms from $169. 119 12th Ave. SW., www.hotelarts.ca