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W Hotels Opens New Toronto Location With Luxury Sound Suite – Robb Report

W Hotels is now welcoming guests to its second Canadian property.

The upscale hotel chain, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, opened a Montreal outpost in 2004. On Thursday, it cut the ribbon on a Toronto location.

Located in an 11-story building in vibrant Yorkville, West of Toronto has 254 rooms including 30 suites. The four-star hotel was designed by global creative agency Sid Lee to evoke a juxtaposition of the city’s man-made grid and brutalist architecture.

The striking exterior of the W Toronto

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The facade of the building uses warm LED lighting to highlight its sculptural design. The elegant reception desk and a convivial living space are located on the sixth floor. Both are clad in jewel-toned upholstery and a design created to evoke the city’s counterculture movements of the ’60s and ’70s. of a three-storey atrium were installed to balance the public and private spaces.

Executive Chef Keith Pears will oversee the menus of the hotel’s three restaurants. Skylight, the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in three different spaces. These spaces include The Loft for semi-private events, The Den for intimate seating, and The Terrace which offers birdcage-style seating for a more unique experience.

If you’re looking for local flavors, head to the Living Room. The space pays homage to the city’s multicultural scene with an assortment of ‘Toronto Tapas’. For quick meals and a coffee, head to the Public House, which serves as a barista-inspired cafe, kitchen and bar.

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The beautiful rooftop bar

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After your meal, you can retreat to one of the luxurious rooms inspired by Toronto’s famous theater district. The beds are situated in front of sapphire velvet curtains which can be drawn open or closed. Other design touches you’ll notice include curved banquettes, dressing-style vanity mirrors, and disc-shaped tables that have been incorporated to honor the city’s musical heritage. You’ll even notice nods to nature in the rooms, as evidenced by the abstract floral wallpapers and mushroom-shaped lamps.

Throughout the hotel, you’ll also notice eye-catching murals created by local artists. The living room contains spaces for the Self-care mural by a contemporary artist Sage Barnes, which represents a woman holding garden shears, as well as Forms of Joyful Engagement by Kirsten McCrae. Both works are made of colorful rocks arranged in different shapes and patterns, these are also only visible from the guest levels above the space. the gush of Toronto, located in Public House, you’ll see another mural by Costa Rican artist Alan Ganev inspired by Toronto’s Graffiti Alley.

Elsewhere you will find tthree murals by an artist of Dutch origin Michael B. His book titled below the surface is located in the driveway, while hidden gem can be found on the G elevator level. Mikael’s latest mural, found in one of the five meeting and event spaces, is titled Clear view.

The new destination is also the first of W Hotels’ Canadian properties to offer a Sound Suite, the chain’s signature recording studio experience. The first sequel was unveiled at W Seattle in 2017, but there are also studios at W Hollywood and W Barcelona. Like the others, the Toronto edition is equipped with professional equipment that can be used by musicians, podcasters, and other creatives.

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In one of the Extreme Wow Presidential Suites

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“With its street art scene and ongoing musical heritage, Toronto is a natural choice for W Hotels,” said Benoit Racle, vice president of W Hotels Worldwide in a statement. “Our modest and playful interpretation of luxury is poised to make The W Toronto a regular stopover for those who live and work in Toronto, as well as the perfect place for an out-of-town guest to revel in the city ​​like a local.”

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W Toronto in pictures

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