Hotels in London, Ontario Need Higher-Quality Exterior Architectural Photos

Scott Webb

Scott Webb

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER

View of Hotel Metro looking across Dundas Street in Downtown London

The photos of hotels in London, Ontario that you’re about to view are just the beginning. Working with a couple clients on lists of buildings requiring architecture photos for website updates and marketing, I set out to do the best I could with the seasonal conditions. Once temperatures return to a normalized level, I plan to capture some winter images too. There has been some recent news of some camera hardware cracking or malfunctioning recently due to the extreme colds. Waiting a few more days for the polar vortex to move on is better than my camera gear getting frostbite, ha.

In this blog post, I want to share some of the hotels I was able to capture in November and into December. These were tough months on their own! While the coldest weather on record his occurring in London, it won’t last forever. On a positive note, days are getting a bit longer as each day passes.

Honestly, what I’m looking for are some relatively clear days and some snowfall days to capture a couple of these hotels again. Also, I admit, I’ve got my fingers crossed for some locations to take down holiday decorations early. But if not, oh well. Those kinds of images show how people are interacting with the architecture and a reminder that buildings do experience the winter season too.  Moreover, some project requirements specify winter design considerations but rarely get shown in images once the project is complete.

Even if the images aren’t shown in hero type images, they can still make a great impact via social media today – allowing more people to experience architecture as the season’s change over the year. These images also lead to architects sharing specific information about projects related to these seasons and staying top of mind or becoming a local industry leader.

Exterior Architecture photos of Hotels in London, Ontario

I wanted to title this the best hotels in London; however, I haven’t stayed in them all and I’m not a hotel critic. My job was to photograph the hotel exteriors. These hotels are not on the easy-side to photograph. If you search for them on Google Images, it’s hard to find quality photos – even from the hotels themselves. Part of why I love being an architectural photographer is due to the challenge every project brings on. These were no different and the difficulty was clear due to the lack of photos and flawed shots I did discover later.

Hotel Metro

Hotel Metro Architecture photo in London Canada by Scott Webb
Hotel Metro – Morning in November after some snow fell

 

Hotel Metro in London Canada - Architecture Photo standing by the Market
Hotel Metro in London Canada – Architecture Photo shot standing by the Market

 

View of Hotel Metro looking across Dundas Street in Downtown London
View of Hotel Metro looking across Dundas Street in Downtown London

 

 

Exterior Architecture of Hotel Metro and showing additional context along Dundas Street
Exterior Architecture of Hotel Metro and showing additional context along Dundas Street

 

 

DoubleTree by Hilton

Full Image of DoubleTree by Hilton, a hotel in downtown London, Canada
Full Image of DoubleTree by Hilton, a hotel in downtown London, Canada – at sunrise

 

DoubleTree by Hilton during amazing sunrise
Hotel from a different angle and some activity on King street – shot at sunrise

Intense Sunrise lighting up the DoubleTree By Hilton's hotel entrance
Intense Sunrise lighting up the DoubleTree By Hilton’s hotel entrance

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on a Cold Morning after the sun was fully up
Looking at the hotel after the sun was fully up and it was really cold. Seeing it in different light (same with a little bit of the Delta in BG)

Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries

Delta Hotels by Marriott
London Armouries and some of the downtown context – cars blocked my ability to get a straight on shot at the time

 

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With the Delta, I had the ability to shoot the ‘back’ and found the shots could at least be given as options for the client. Climbing up the parking garage at the Hilton, I was able to catch the hotel from more angles.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Armouries - View of Hotel from the Back during warm sunrise
Delta Hotels by Marriott Armouries – View of Hotel from the Back during warm sunrise. The side you see as you approach downtown on Wellington St.

 

Architecture of the Delta from another angle
The architecture of the Delta from another angle

StationPark All Suite Hotel

Architectural Photography of StationPark All Suite Hotel in London Ontario by Scott Webb Photography
Architectural Photography of StationPark All Suite Hotel in London Ontario by Scott Webb Photography – Trying to take advantage of one of few clear sky days – shot later in day and cars blocked a full straight on shot, but I’ll get it 😉

 

Looking across Pallmall at the entrance of StationPark All Suite Hotel
Looking across Pallmall at the entrance of StationPark All Suite Hotel

 

Look for more as I’m jonesing to get out in the morning and night! Extreme cold isn’t any good for camera gear or me…brrrr

Windemere Manor

Windermere Manor Hotel in London, Canada - Sunrise - Scott Webb Photography
Windermere Manor Hotel in London, Canada – Sunrise – Scott Webb Photography

 

Photo of Windermere Manor with activity of people and gesture
Photo of Windermere Manor with activity of people and gesture – Autumn Morning

 

Grand Hall at Windermere Manor during Sunrise in Ldnont
Grand Hall at Windermere Manor during Sunrise in Ldnont

 

View of Windermere Manor as you approach
View of Windermere Manor as you approach

 

Could There Be Aerial Images?

Aerial, drone, images could be of amazing help for some of these hotels. I’ll have to look into the possibilities as I want to capture more aerial photos and video footage in 2018. Plans are in place to shoot the architecture of Hotel Metro, Windermere Manor, and StationPark during January mornings and nights. The other hotels will most likely wait till Spring as that project is on hold due to the snow and decorations.

From what I’ve seen or not seen, higher-quality photos could definitely improve websites and listings on many travel and booking websites. DIY photography of some booking sites continues to blow my mind.

Especially with such high ratings! In my opinion, lower quality images are actually hurting their hotel brands.

Photos seen here were mostly shot in the morning due to a lack of vehicles on the street. Some twilight images and night photography could be very interesting for hotels especially.

Over 2017, I learned that other parties can benefit from my photography, improving various areas of their business.

As I shoot more images of these hotels and others, I’ll add them here and do updates.

Drop a comment asking the London weather to cooperate. Maybe it will work!

Thanks for viewing and reading!

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