From Miami’s South Beach to NYC’s Central Park and beyond, Toronto’s first 1 Hotel has officially opened its doors. The luxury hotel is located just south of King St. West and Bathurst St., and “serves as a city escape where guests can connect with nature,” according to the chain’s Founder and CEO, Berry Sternlicht.
The Toronto location is the sixth 1 Hotel in the world — others include Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Haitang Bay in Sanya, China. Many more are opening soon as well, in cities like Melbourne, Cabo, Paris and more.
1 Hotels describes itself as a “sustainable luxury hospitality brand,” and the new Toronto hotel is powered by renewable energy systems. All of the organic wet waste on-site is converted into reusable soil for over 3,000 plants and several gardens on the property.
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The hotel’s design reflects its mission to showcase Toronto’s natural beauty through locally sourced materials. And like any luxury hotel, there are many amenities for guests to enjoy, including a rooftop pool and fitness facility.
There are 112 rooms complete with heated floors, organic bath products, yoga mats, in-room water filtration systems, and more — 21 of the rooms are suites with sweeping views of the city’s skyline.
There are also 5 “dining concepts” to experience at this hotel, including an indoor-outdoor restaurant, a cocktail lounge in the lobby, an outdoor garden venue called The Garden Pavillion, and two more restaurants coming soon, Harriet Toronto and Casa Madera.
A ceremonial tree planting will be held to celebrate the hotel’s opening and 2021 native trees will be planted throughout the city.
1 Hotel Toronto
Where: 550 Wellington St West
When: Opens Wednesday, August 4th
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