What influenced the design of Canada's first St. Regis Hotel

Design-wise, the property is meant to reflect the cultural history of Toronto and the landscape of the Ontario province.
Design-wise, the property is meant to reflect the cultural history of Toronto and the landscape of the Ontario province. Photo credit: Marriott International

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts opened The St. Regis Toronto, marking the brand's debut in Canada. Owned by Innvest, the 65-story property in Toronto is located near the CN Tower, Union Station, Toronto International Film Festival, Scotiabank Arena, Hudson's Bay Company and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Involved in the design of the property were DesignAgency and Chapi Chapo Design. Design-wise, the property is meant to reflect the cultural history of Toronto and the landscape of the Ontario province.

All 124 luxury suites by Chapi Chapo Design marry contemporary elegance with comfort. In total, the property has 258 guestrooms.

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DesignAgency oversaw the design of lobby-level café Astor Lounge, two-story bar and restaurant concept Louix Louis, and the hotel lobby. The firm also executed the design for the hotel’s 12,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, as well as the fitness center and onsite spa.

The Louix Louis bar and restaurant is located on the hotel's 31st floor. The crystal glass interior design of Louix Louis was inspired by the cocktail bars of New York and Paris, while infusing Toronto's history as the largest distillery in the world. The venue also has a second-level loft space available for private bookings, as well as an outdoor secret garden overlooking Toronto's skyline and Lake Ontario.

The hotel lobby houses Astor Lounge, a café counter and living room-style space.

For events, The St. Regis Toronto has a 12,000 square foot space. The 30th-floor meeting rooms offer 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.

Other amenities include 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 views of the Toronto skyline, and a fitness center on the 32nd floor with a studio for yoga and pilates.

Tim Terceira is the GM of The St. Regis Toronto.