TORONTO — The St. Regis Toronto is offering a lineup of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programming from Sept. 8 to 18 as the festival’s official hotel partner.
The hotel is partnering with TIFF’s closing gala film, Daliland, to host an experiential set exhibit in its lobby, which will be transformed into a replica of The St. Regis New York suite used in the film. The production designer of Daliland, Isona Rigau, shared elements and materials from the film for Toronto-based production designer Joshua Turpin and art director Steven Bennet to transport guests into Daliland cira 1974. Sidney Leeder is producing the installation, which was designed by New York-based artist Matthew Tierney.
Guests will also enjoy nightly live jazz performances, Dali-inspired cocktails including the Casanova, Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne and a daily champagne sabrage ritual at 6 p.m. amongst rare Salvador Dali sculptures on loan from Hazelton Galleries. Additionally, the pop-up harnesses the technology DALL·E, which generates original art from a text description to allow guests to create unique and personal works of art inspired by the film.
The hotel has also partnered with Louis Roederer Cristal to transform Astor Lounge into the Cristal Champagne Jazz Lounge. During the TIFF, Astor Lounge will launch new offerings from its daily food menu to its Dali Afternoon Tea. The refreshed Afternoon Tea menu complements beverages on offer in the form of signature savoury snacks such as 65C Lobster with citrus aioli, caviar, and Devonshire crème, and foie gras with profiteroles, amarena cherries, and bourbon. Afternoon Tea sweets range from Cristal Rosè Macaron with raspberry and lychee cream, as well as strawberry cremeux, with champagne geleè.
Lastly, The St. Regis Toronto will unveil a distinctive spa experience heightening its exclusive Caroline’s Collection of services called Caroline’s Red-Carpet Retreat, named after the matriarch of the St. Regis brand. The retreat includes a skin-softening granite scrub, full-body massage, bio-cellulose mask and more.