Imagine this: you’re walking through the bustling streets of Toronto. Snowflakes drift from the sky. You tighten your coat and brace yourself against the cold. Just as the chill starts to set in, you catch sight of a warm, inviting glow. As if by magic, a winter-style cottage appears in the middle of the city with Instagram-worthy cocktails, warm food, and a place to gather and stay awhile. 

Park Hyatt Toronto is serving up those vibes, and then some, with their new holiday pop-up experience for 2023. Step into the Holiday Bothy at the Park, a must-visit festive pop-up experience in the heart of Yorkville. 

Get ready for a curated menu, thoughtful design, and a complete sensory experience that will transport you away from the city and to a secluded getaway in the Scottish Highlands.

Here’s everything you need to know about this luxe cottage pop-up. 

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Photo via Park Hyatt Toronto

What’s a Bothy?

Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Why is it called a holiday bothy? Here’s where the Highlands come in. A bothy is a small cottage found in national nature reserves and remote mountainous areas in Scotland, Northern England, Ulster, and Wales. 

These quaint shelters are always left unlocked to provide respite for travellers when they’re out exploring. The open-door policy, rustic comfort, and inviting atmosphere create a sense of connection and community in wild spaces. All of this came together to inspire the Park Hyatt Toronto’s innovative holiday pop-up concept.

What to Expect

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Photo via Park Hyatt Toronto. Decor by @frankreaeventdesigns

The Atmosphere

Prepare yourself for a comforting, woodsy urban retreat. The interior will feature 10 ft. birch branches, antler chandeliers, candles, sheepskin rugs, cozy seating, and cocktail tables. It’s warm, festive, and the perfect respite from a cold winter day.

The Menu

Get ready to sample to your heart’s content with small bites and a tower option that incorporates savoury and sweet selections. The menu is carefully curated for upscale, comforting classics, like Fried Truffled Grilled Cheese, Venison Tartare, Roasted Maitake, and Gingerbread Eggnog Cookie Sandwiches.

Discover a beautifully curated cocktail selection, including a limited-edition signature drink exclusively crafted in partnership with Glenfiddich. The curated selection pays homage to the holidays while being show-stopping in and of themselves. 

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Photo via Park Hyatt Toronto

The Schedule

Holiday Bothy at the Park will be in town from November 24th until January 1st, 2024, weekly from Thursdays to Sundays. 

  • Thursday & Friday: 4 PM – 12 AM
  • Saturday: 12 PM – 12 AM
  • Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM

In addition to the food and atmosphere, this holiday cottage pop-up will also feature live DJ entertainment every night from 6 PM until close.

Discover a rustic, winter cottage escape right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Stop by the Holiday Bothy at the Park and get into the spirit of the season.


Where: Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Rd, Toronto