Winner 2023 North America competition

Hotel Rivera

Nivedhitha Ravi
Building Company:
ABK, Alfa Lux, Caesar, Ceramiche Refin, Level, Provenza


Situated close to the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, interior design student Nivedhitha Ravi designed Hotel Rivera as a boutique luxury setting intended to integrate the riverfront and rustic urbanity of Old Montreal into each space. Desiring a versatile palette of material effects, Nivedhitha selected a myriad of Italian tiles from Caesar, Ceramiche Refin, ABK, Alfa Lux, and Level, mixing glossy marble and travertine looks with rough stone texture effects to achieve the overall vision. Featuring a thoughtfully-curated lounge, spa, restaurant and reception area, each space creates a compelling contrast between water and urban, reflective and rustic, smooth and tactile, and organic and linear, while powerfully showcasing the versatile nature of Italian tile.