Toronto’s Iconic Park Hyatt Has Reopened, And You Can Move In
The doors to the iconic Park Hyatt Toronto are open to guests once again.
The restored hotel is back in businesses after temporarily closing for a revamp in 2017. And if you just can’t get enough of its sophisticated service and timeless elegance, you can always move in.
Designed by KPMB Architects, the storied building has been reinvented as a mixed-use development with both hotel and residential suites. Located in the thoughtfully restored and retained south tower, the Two Avenue Road residences house 65 one and two-bedroom rental suites, including five penthouses.
Residents enjoy hotel amenities and unrivalled views of the city. The hotel offers all you’d need to occupy yourself for a weekend: a soothing full-service spa, a top-of-the-line fitness facility, a breezy terrace, quality wining and dining, and the view-filled 17th floor cocktail bar. Literally, you don’t have to leave.
Should they decide they want to host a dinner party, residents can entertain friends and family in the private event space outfitted with a high-end kitchen.
Always a go-to for Toronto’s in-the-know set of cocktail sippers in the Park Hyatt Toronto’s previous life, the rooftop cocktail bar is now called Writers Room and offers the same perfect vibe for sipping classic cocktails as it always has.
Meanwhile, all-day restaurant Joni draws its influence from the spirit of Toronto’s vibrant arts and culture scene. With bistronomy at the root of its inspiration, Joni harmonizes casual bistro dining with contemporary cooking techniques, with a menu that features everything from a Bees Wax Poached Lobster and a Hawaiian Kanpachi Crudo, to a comforting Chestnut Capelletti or Ontario lamb.
Park Hyatt Toronto and Oxford Properties teamed up with world-renowned designer Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge to reimagine the interiors of the 219-suite hotel. Munge drew inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes in reimagining the hotel’s striking interiors.
“We felt a deep sense of obligation to create a destination that not only respects and embraces Park Hyatt Toronto’s storied history, but one that also reflects Toronto’s emergence as a truly global city,” commented Tyler Seaman, Head of Hotels and Multi-Residential, North America, at Oxford Properties. “This project is a celebration of the best of Canada. It’s reflected in its design palette, which is influenced by the Group of Seven, the curated art on display, and right down to the materials we used including limestone-flooring from Owen Sound. It will be one of the best hotel experiences in Canada and the finest address in the city to live at.”
The hotel features a permanent art collection that highlights conversation-provoking pieces from renowned Canadian and Indigenous artists. Guests are greeted in the lobby by a large-scale tapestry designed by Canadian artist Shannon Bool, which sets the tone for an immersive and art-filled stay.
The complex also features 20,000-square-feet of street-level retail over two floors of the south tower that spans 100 feet of frontage along both Bloor Street and Avenue Road.