TORONTO — On August 4, the mission-driven, sustainable, luxury hospitality brand, 1 Hotels, opened its sixth property, 1 Hotel Toronto, in partnership with Mohari Hospitality.
To mark its Canadian debut, the hotel will host a ceremonial “Tree Planting” with Tree Canada and plant 2,021 native trees throughout the city.
“1 Hotel Toronto sets a new standard for responsible luxury hospitality and serves as a city escape where guests can connect with nature,” says 1 Hotels founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, Barry Sternlicht. “1 Hotels embraces the idea that living well includes protecting the natural beauty around us and we look forward to introducing our mission to the like-minded city of Toronto.”
“With the opening of 1 Hotel Toronto, Mohari has rooted itself deeper within the Toronto community,” adds Mark Scheinberg, founder of Mohari Hospitality. “We are proud to bring a new level of service and luxury hospitality experience to the city, and through the planting of trees, mark our commitment to the local community and environment.”
With the goal of preserving the planet and minimizing its carbon footprint, 1 Hotel Toronto is powered by Ontario’s renewable energy systems and expects to divert more than 85 per cent of waste from landfills. On-site composting turns all organic wet waste into reusable soil for the 3,300 plants on property and multiple gardens.
The design of the property pays tribute to Toronto’s local environment and natural beauty using raw materials and textures sourced throughout Ontario. Featuring 112 guestrooms and 21 suites, room amenities include heated floors, plants, organic-cotton linens, yoga mats and customized organic bath products. An in-room water filtration system along with tumblers and carafes made from re-claimed wine bottles reduces the need for single use-plastics. The hotel’s in-room dining menu allows guests to eat mindfully with a selection of dishes that celebrate Ontario-grown ingredients.
Guests can dine at the property’s indoor and outdoor all-day restaurant, 1 Kitchen Toronto, boasting a menu that features cold-pressed juices, plant-based dishes and sustainably harvested fish and proteins. Additionally, the hotel features The Garden Pavilion, an onsite organic garden as well as outdoor venue.