The opening of a 184-key hotel in the heart of Toronto marks the Canopy by Hilton brand’s Canadian debut. Inside, the hotel, designed by Studio Munge, shelters chic spaces, locally inspired cuisine and ‘superb amenities’…
For a brand like Canopy by Hilton, which is known for its local feel – where the role of design comes to the forefront to enhance the brand as well as the location’s personality and soul – each opening is like making a pledge to the hotel’s neighbourhood. The fairly new brand, which currently has 27 properties in 10 countries worldwide, has just reached a milestone after opening its first hotel in Canada.
Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville, a boutique hotel with a bold personality that has been born from an agreement between Hilton, Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, has just emerged in Toronto’s most prominent neighbourhoods. “With its premium location, the hotel will bring a unique blend of sophistication, convenience and urban living,” said Reetu Gupta, ambassadress, The Gupta Group and Easton’s Group of Hotels. “Nestled between the picturesque Yorkville neighbourhood and the wooded Rosedale neighbourhood, Canopy Toronto Yorkville offers guests an exciting new way to experience the city.”
With design led by Toronto-based Studio Munge, the 184-key hotel celebrates the best of the neighbourhood through thoughtful and authentic design. Canopy Central, the hotel lobby, welcomes guests with layered interiors, curved edges and organic motifs complemented by an impressive local art collection.
In a nod to its unique location between bustling Yorkville and forested Rosedale, the property pairs oak features with copper accents to highlight the unique connection between nature and cosmopolitan life. ‘Just-Right’ guestrooms also incorporate the brand’s iconic canopy bed and inviting warmth while public areas include a sleek indoor pool, a modern fitness centre incorporating local street art, a transfer lounge and 325 square metres of meeting space.
Under the leadership of Justin Raponi, executive chef and lead culinary enthusiast, Canopy Toronto Yorkville will boast two on-site dining options. Día serves as a gathering place to enjoy seasonal fare and eclectic wines and spirits. Día offers a variety of dishes including memorable cheeses, Roman-style pizza and more.
For lighter fare, Virtu Café & Provisions fosters a strong connection with the surrounding neighbourhoods and the entire city. Opening a few months after Canopy Toronto Yorkville’s debut, the hotel’s all-day café will serve purposefully sourced, locally inspired dishes and foster a connection with the community.
Canopy by Hilton continues to expand internationally, growing as a sophisticated boutique lifestyle brand that provides guests and locals a place in the neighbourhood to relax and recharge in comfortable spaces and surrounded by an energising atmosphere. Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville is, from design to warm hospitality, no exception to those values.
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