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1 Hotel Opens in Toronto
The Canadian debut of 1 Hotel Toronto is inspired by a simple idea; that those that travel the world should also care about it.
The Canadian debut of 1 Hotel Toronto is inspired by a simple idea; that those that travel the world should also care about it. This is the sixth property in the portfolio, in partnership with Mohari Hospitality.
“1 Hotel Toronto sets a new standard for responsible luxury hospitality,” says 1 Hotels founder and CEO & chairman of Starwood Capital Group, Barry Sternlicht. “1 Hotels embraces the idea that living well includes protecting the natural beauty around us and we look forward to introducing our mission to the like-minded city of Toronto.”
To minimize its carbon footprint, the hotel is powered by Ontario’s renewable energy systems and expects to divert over 85 per cent of waste from landfills. On-site composting turns all organic wet waste into reusable soil for the 3,300 plants on the property and multiple gardens.
Raw materials and textures sourced throughout Ontario are featured throughout the hotel’s design. With 112 guest rooms including 21 suites with city and skyline views, room amenities include heated floors, plants, organic cotton linens, yoga mats, and customized organic bath products. An in-room water filtration system along with tumblers and carafes made from reclaimed wine bottles reduces the need for single-use plastics.
To mark its Canadian debut, the hotel will host a ceremonial tree planting with Trees Canada and plant 2021 native trees throughout the city.