Considered one of Toronto's most iconic addresses, Park Hyatt Toronto and Oxford Properties have officially re-opened the fully restored luxury hotel in Yorkville. The KPMB Architects-designed building reemerges as a mixed-use complex, featuring both residential and hotel suites. The south tower of the complex has been completely restored and retained–with restoration work overseen by ERA Architects–making it one of the largest heritage restoration projects in Canada.
The restoration of Park Hyatt Toronto comes as part of a wider redevelopment of the site into a mixed-use complex by Oxford. In addition to the 219 Park Hyatt Toronto hotel suites, a total of 65 luxury rental apartments have been created in the heritage-designated south tower. The complex also features 20,000ft² of street front retail over two floors in the restored south tower with 100 feet of frontage along both Bloor Street and Avenue Road.
"Through the evolution and restoration of Park Hyatt Toronto, exceptional personalized service remains the heart of this remarkable transformation," said Bonnie Strome, General Manager of Park Hyatt. "We are proud to welcome guests back to the reimagined Park Hyatt Toronto with services from the hotel's illustrious past, while proudly introducing new experiences for its much-anticipated future."
Upon arrival to the property, the entry to the hotel is decorated with an art installation, “Rendezvous” by renowned Canadian artist An Te Liu, which is meant to present singular tableau that establishing the hotel as a unique destination. "The pair of bronze sculptures captures the allure of social encounters, and celebrates the body and all of its senses," said Strome of the piece.
Another work graces the entry area of the lobby. “Dead Ringers” by Canadian artist Shannon Bool is a large-scale tapestry, sets the tone for each guest's enriched and immersive stay.
For its interiors, the hotel collaborated with designer Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge, who drew inspiration from Canada's seasons and natural landscapes. Its lounge features a permanent art collection highlighting pieces from renowned Canadian and indigenous artists.
The iconic 17th-floor cocktail bar, well-known by many as the 'Writer's Room' pays homage to the history of literary legends that spent their time in Park Hyatt Toronto. This interpretation reflects the bar's historical significance as a gathering spot for great minds as they take in Toronto's downtown skyline.
Park Hyatt Toronto officially opens to the public today.
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