Hotel X Toronto: An Urban Resort with Something for Everyone to Explore
By Stephen Jacobs President & Founder, Stephen B. Jacobs Group P.C. | November 25, 2018
Co-authored by Andi Pepper, Partner & Founder, Andi Pepper Interior Design
Hotel X Toronto is the latest addition to the Library Hotel Collection, a family of high standard and unique hotels in New York, Budapest and Prague. This award-winning collection of hotels is known for its excellence in five-star service, and Hotel X Toronto is no exception. Located on the Lake Ontario Waterfront in Downtown Toronto, it is the city's first resort-style hotel, with extraordinary views, exquisite dining and luxurious amenities that both tourists and Torontonians can enjoy. This getaway has all the facilities that a guest would expect from a major resort in a tropical location, despite it being situated within a modern and upbeat metropolitan area.
When first presented with the opportunity to be the lead architectural and interior design for Hotel X Toronto, we entertained different ideas, but one thing was certain: we wanted to capture the spirit of the city.
Toronto is widely regarded as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and is recognized as a "hub of world cultures, values and activity". With a record number of visitors in 2017, Toronto is at the forefront of North American tourism, and thus, was the ideal location for us to implement our "urban resort" design concept. Aside from this being our largest hotel project in our firm's 50 year history, what excited us most about this opportunity was the unique location. It is our hope that Hotel X Toronto will become both the new destination choice for visitors and a new favorite venue for locals.
Honoring the Past
While Hotel X Toronto certainly embraces the city's fast-growing nature, the property's history was simply too significant to overlook and keep out of our design. Divided into three buildings, The Hotel Tower, TEN X TORONTO and the historic Stanley Barracks, the hotel is located on what was once Fort York, a battle site during the War of 1812 (also known as the Seven Year War), where there were both American and British casualties, despite the former's victory.
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