Canada gets its first St. Regis luxury hotel

The St. Regis Lobby. Photo: Brandon Barre.

The St. Regis Lobby. Photo: Brandon Barre.

TORONTO — St. Regis Hotels and Resorts announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Toronto on Nov. 28, marking the iconic luxury brand's debut in Canada. Owned by Innvest, the landmark hotel is set to elevate Toronto's luxury hospitality landscape.

“As
the first St. Regis in Canada, The St. Regis Toronto represents an incredible
milestone for the brand. Rooted in the brand's distinct history and heritage,
The St. Regis Toronto will offer an exquisite escape for business and leisure
travelers alike,” said Don Cleary, president of Marriott International in
Canada. 

“We are thrilled to introduce the quintessential St. Regis
experience to Toronto, a world class city with a vibrant culture and
international community.”

Rising
65-stories above Canada's international enclave for business and culture, the
hotel is a beacon on the Toronto skyline, offering visitors a remarkably
central location between the entertainment and financial districts. Within
close walking distance from preeminent shopping, live theatre, sports and
entertainment venues, the hotel places guests just moments from the city's most
distinguished landmarks including the CN Tower, Union Station, Toronto
International Film Festival, Scotiabank Arena, Hudson's Bay Company and Saks
Fifth Avenue. 

Boasting 258 spacious guest rooms, including 124 luxury suites designed by Chapi Chapo Design – the most suites of any luxury hotel in Canada – modern elegance and bespoke service come together at The St. Regis Toronto. The hotel lobby, designed by DesignAgency, reflects the layered and diverse cultural history of Toronto, the unique landscape of the Ontario province, and the rich social fabric of the people that make up the city..

“The
St. Regis Toronto will offer guests unmatched accommodations, personalized
service and incredible amenities in one of the world's most exciting
destinations,” said Tim Terceira, general manager of The St. Regis
Toronto. “Enriching the local luxury hospitality landscape and introducing
a new era of glamour, The St. Regis Toronto looks forward to sharing the St.
Regis experience with both guests and locals.”

Guests
will enjoy the brand's signature St. Regis Butler Service, which offers
unparalleled, around-the-clock service and customizes each guest's stay
according to their tastes and preferences. This hallmark service includes
unpacking and packing, beverage service and garment pressing. The hotel will
also introduce eButler chat – where guests can contact their Butler through the
Marriott Mobile App, available 24 hours a day.

An exciting addition to Toronto’s ever-evolving food scene, the hotel will unveil two unique culinary venues also designed by DesignAgency, including LOUIX LOUIS, grand bar and restaurant on the hotel’s 31st floor, and Astor Lounge, a lobby-level café lounge.

Helmed
by executive chef Guillaume Robin, LOUIX LOUIS offers a menu of contemporary
American cuisine with French technique. The dramatic crystal glass interior
design draws inspiration from the iconic cocktail bars of New York and Paris,
while infusing Toronto's history as the largest distillery in the world. 

LOUIX LOUIS. Photo: Brandon Barre.

LOUIX LOUIS. Photo: Brandon Barre.

The
first of its kind in Toronto, the two-storey grand bar offers an extensive
spirit list, including one of the deepest dark spirit collections in the
country. LOUIX LOUIS also provides a second-level loft space available for
private bookings and an outdoor secret garden overlooking Toronto's skyline and
Lake Ontario. 

The St. Regis' signature Bloody Mary cocktail has also been given
a local twist at LOUIX LOUIS. Named the “Rouge 140” the cocktail pays
tribute to Toronto as the most multicultural city in the world, with over 200
cultures and 140 languages spoken. With flavors including soy, oven roasted red
pepper, tomato juice, chili, and a special blend of spices, a multitude of
flavors from the various cultures represented in Toronto are featured in the
Rouge 140 to honor the people of the city.

St. Regis Astor Lounge. Photo: Brandon Barre.

St. Regis Astor Lounge. Photo: Brandon Barre.

The
hotel lobby will house Astor Lounge, a café counter and
living room-style space that will serve Afternoon Tea on weekends and transform
each evening with a brand ritual of champagne sabering at 5:00 pm for seated
guests.

The
St. Regis Toronto's 12,000 square foot event spaces can
accommodate gatherings of all kinds, from executive meetings to extraordinary
celebrations. Dynamic 30th-floor meeting rooms
offer sweeping views of downtown and can be custom-tailored with St. Regis and
Astor Ballrooms connecting via a grand staircase on the 9th and 10th floors. 

The hotel
also offers guests the opportunity to escape to Canada's highest urban luxury
oasis at the Spa at The St. Regis Toronto.  Located on
the 31st and 32nd floors, the Spa
includes an infinity-edge saltwater lap pool with beautiful panoramic views of
the Toronto skyline and state-of-the-art fitness center on the 32nd floor featuring a
movement studio for yoga and pilates.