Opening early August in the heart of downtown Toronto, 1 Hotel is finally opening their first Canadian property. The sustainable hotel brand has taken over an iconic (and very fitting) address in one of the city’s most bustling urban neighborhoods. Fueled by their mission to protect and preserve the planet, you will immediately be connected to nature the moment you step through the doors. Lush, oversized greenery throughout the hotel accented by beautiful, abundant wood finishes will keep your mind in a zen-like state.
“Protecting the one planet is why we are called 1 Hotels, and this mantra fuels the spirit of each property. It is my hope that every guest visiting 1 Hotel Toronto feels encouraged to maintain that appreciation for the preservation of our planet long after their stay.” says the visionary hotelier Barry Sternlicht, CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group.
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Featuring 112 rooms including 21 suites, the hotel provides a light and airy design with wood finishings that are sustainably sourced. 1 Hotel Toronto has a property wide filtration system, on-site organic composter and will host a “Bee Hotel” habitat designed to attract bees and pollinators. All rooms will be adorned with plants, organic cotton linens, yoga mats as well as signature organic bath products.
“Our vision for the hotel invites guests to celebrate Toronto’s ecology through materiality, program, and locally-made artwork.” said David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group.
1 Hotel Toronto will feature a state-of-the-art fitness facility along with 5 dining and entertainment options. Although very different concepts, the restaurants are all connected by fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Opening with the hotel’s August 4th launch date, will be 1 Kitchen, Flora and the 1 Hotel Garden Pavilion. 1 Kitchen is a casual all day indoor/outdoor dining experience adjacent to the neighborhood park featuring cold-pressed juices, plant-based dishes and sustainably harvested fish and proteins. Enjoy the cozy fireplace at the elegantly designed hotel lobby bar where people naturally want to congregate over laughs and cocktails.
If you’re lucky enough, you can get a seat in their Garden Pavillion, surrounded by over 40 fruits and vegetables. Sprouting soon is Casa Madera, the first location in Canada from famed restauranteurs, The Madera Group – an immersive indoor and outdoor dining experience. Enjoy chef-driven selections that celebrate the culinary traditions of Mexico and the Mediterranean while DJs play alongside talented performance artists.
Harriet’s Toronto, by nightlife group The h.wood Group, will be the city’s newest rooftop hotspot featuring an open concept sushi bar, expertly made cocktails and tailored poolside bottle service rituals. With low key live music and nightly DJs, this intimate gathering place will be a go-to for the afterwork socialites.
1 Hotel Toronto is now accepting reservations for its soon-to-open luxury oasis opening August 4, 2021. Visit their website to learn more and to book your next retreat.