TORONTO — Kimpton Saint George has opened its doors on Bloor Street West in Toronto. The boutique-hotel company’s first-ever Toronto location bridges the luxurious elements of bordering Yorkville with the bohemian hipness of the Annex neighbourhood.
In honour of the Saint George’s commitment to arts, culture and philanthropy, the hotel’s first guests were Jeffrey Remedios, president & CEO of Universal Music and Board of Directors member of MusiCounts and Lucia Remedios, owner of Toronto’s Analogue Gallery.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to bring our uniquely personal and authentic boutique-hotel experience to Toronto and to welcome our esteemed first guests,” says Bertrand Mangeot, general manager, Kimpton Saint George. “Whether our guests are here for a dose of local arts and culture, business meetings or to enjoy the city’s dynamic culinary scene, the Saint George looks forward to offering that heartfelt Kimpton service and care our guests will come to know and love.”
With design and interiors from Toronto-based interior-design firm Mason Studio — in collaboration with Kimpton’s Ave Bradley, Global SVP Design & Creative director and Diana Martinez, Design director — the 14-storey hotel features 188 artfully designed guestrooms, including 20 suites and a Presidential Suite.
Most of the hotel’s art pieces are original works by Canadian artists and every finish, colour selection, piece of furniture and object has meaning and a story to make guests feel the warmth and community of Toronto. The hotel exterior features a hand-painted owl mural by renowned Toronto street artist, Birdo, while the reception/check-in area features an original hand-painted mural by artist Tisha Myles depicting a misty Toronto-inspired scene.
Guest amenities include all of Kimpton’s signature offerings, such as its “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” menu of travel and vacation essentials; luxurious Atelier Bloem bath amenities; free Wi-Fi for IHG Rewards Club members; and health-minded wellness options, such as complimentary use of custom-designed PUBLIC bikes, 24-hour access to the hotel’s fitness centre and in-room yoga mats. As with all Kimpton properties, the Saint George is pet-friendly, welcoming four-legged guests with no additional fee or deposit.
The hotel also offers 1,500 sq. ft. of ground-floor pre-function, meeting and events space designed to provide a place for work and play — specifically catered to intimate gatherings.
The hotel’s on-site restaurant, The Fortunate Fox, is accessible through the Saint George’s living room and offers an elevated take on a classic pub, with a menu of made-from-scratch items and a selection of local craft beers and cocktails.