1 Hotels, a luxury lifestyle hotel brand launched in 2015, will open its first Canadian property in 2020 in the space currently operating as Thompson Toronto.
1 Hotel Toronto is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality, a global real estate investment company and owner of the building, which is located in Toronto’s trendy King Street West area.
“We’re excited to be partnering with 1 Hotels to open this luxury hotel and brand in the heart of Toronto,” says Mark Scheinberg, founder of Mohari Hospitality. “At Mohari, we look for innovative projects that are changing the hospitality market and 1 Hotel Toronto perfectly fits that mould.”
Barry Sternlicht, the brand’s founder and CEO and chairman of Starwood Capital Group, says that the partnership with Mohari is key to the re-development of the project and his company is pleased to be collaborating with them. “1 Hotel Toronto will introduce the city to a new standard for an eco-conscious luxury experience, and is the first of its kind in Canada,” he says. “We look forward to sharing our mission to inspire conscious consumption with guests from across the globe as well as the local community.”
The Thompson Toronto will remain open while the property undergoes its transformation into a relaxing luxury sustainable 1 Hotel retreat.
Launched in 2015, the 1 Hotel brand was inspired by the idea that those who travel the world also care about it. Dedicated to nature and combining sustainable architecture and design with a commitment to community, it currently has properties in Miami’s South Beach, Manhattan’s Central Park, Brooklyn, and West Hollywood as well as hotels under development in Nashville, Sunnyvale (California), Hanalei Bay (Kaua’i, Hawaii), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Paris, Haitang Bay (China) and Melbourne (Australia).
Each 1 Hotel property reuses existing structural and reclaimed materials gathered from the local community, including timber, driftwood and local limestone. The brand also draws design elements, creativity and culinary expertise from local artists, builders, chefs and others.