‘Luxury with edge’ is the vision for Bisha Hotel & Residences, as conceived by Sam Herzog and Mel Pearl of Lifetime Developments and Charles Khabouth of Ink Entertainment, and brought to life by Rudy Wallman of Wallman Architects and Alessandro Munge of Munge Leung

The flagship, 41-storey tower, with 100 hotel rooms, 332 residences, and extensive amenities, promises to inject some much needed Rock ‘n Roll and LA glam into Toronto’s emerging luxury hotel-condo scene, currently dominated by more conservative brands like Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and the upcoming Living Shangri-La. For Bisha, Rudy Wallman has created a timeless envelope with especially strong presence at grade and at the roofline. The point of departure is the heritage façade on Blue Jays Way, enhanced and extended with the addition of ‘wings’ enclosing drop-offs and a restaurant.

Streetscape in front of Bisha Hotel and Residences.

Bisha’s varied programmes are unified on the exterior via vertical fins, a simple and elegant gesture spanning the full length of the building to its distinctive skyline.

Full length exterior of Bisha.

Bisha’s architecture serves as a memorable yet understated backdrop to the hotel-residence's interior design, which is the true star of the Bisha brand.

Tabletop model of Bisha.

Bisha's interior design by Charles Khabouth and Alessandro Munge takes centre stage with edgy, eclectic amenity spaces in high-gloss luxe.

Black and brass corridors in Bisha.

Seating in the ground level corridor of Bisha.

The entrance area features marble floors and black lacquer walls with brass banding.

Reception area in Bisha.

The bar-lounge area is filled with rich fabrics, leather, glass, and stone.

A look at the bar lounge at Bisha.

A better look at that lounge.

The lounge from another angle.

The lounge again.

OK, last time.

Bisha’s comprehensive amenities include two bars, two restaurants, a 24-hour café, a 7,000 square-foot rooftop patio with infinity pool, Residents' Lounge and Business Centre, and Salon and Fitness Centre, all in a sumptuous palette of hard and soft surfaces. Such extravagance continues into the residences, as represented by the lavish model suite in the presentation centre, which is the focus of our next report on Bisha Hotel & Residences. So, stay tuned.

Related Companies:  Ink Entertainment, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Kramer Design Associates Limited, Lifetime Developments, Milborne Group, Montana Steele, PRO-BEL, Quest Window Systems, Skygrid Construction, Studio Munge, Wallman Architects