TORONTO — An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Mizrahi Developments to build a 160-room Andaz hotel in Toronto.
Slated to open in 2022, the hotel will be part of The One, a luxury mixed-use tower at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets that is expected to be the tallest building in Canada upon completion. The new Andaz Toronto – Yorkville will occupy floors four through 16 of the tower, offering more than 15 luxury suites, more than 12,000 sq. ft. of event and conference space, food-and-beverage experiences, a spa and other amenities.
The hotel’s contemporary, beverage-forward culinary concept is currently under development and will be managed by a leading Toronto-based restaurant group. More details will be announced in coming months.
“Yonge and Bloor streets are the crossroads to one of the most multi-cultural places in the world,” says Scott Richer, vice-president of Real Estate and Development, Canada for Hyatt. “Given the confluence of architecture, design and sheer quality that this project represents, we could not have found a more suitable location to bring the immersive and vibrant Andaz brand to Toronto.”
One Bloor West’s more-than 1,000-foot, 85-storey exoskeletal design is the collaboration of Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Norman Foster and Toronto-based Core Architects. This architectural method allows for column-free space throughout the building, providing a fluid lobby and public space that will be designed to invoke a barrier-free and unscripted experience. Complemented by landscaped sidewalks and generous setbacks, the design intention of the project is to balance its density with public spaces that are inviting and open. Toronto’s DesignAgency has been commissioned to design the hotel’s interiors.