Toronto’s lively King Street West is set to see a splash of green added to its storefronts next month with the opening of the lavishly biophilic hospitality space, 1 Hotel Toronto.
Designed by New York-based Rockwell Group, the latest addition to 1 Hotel’s portfolio of hospitality suites continues the brand’s mission of sustainability with an eco-conscious materiality and ecological proficiency right down to the technical details, such as water-filtration throughout the property and an onsite organic composter capable of breaking down 12,000 pounds of organic waste to just under 1,000 each month.
Sustainably sourced wood furnishings and abundant greenery emphasize the bright and lively design with a “biophilic emphasis,” says David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group. “Our vision for the hotel invites guests to celebrate Toronto’s ecology through materiality, program, and locally made artwork.”
Dining areas are set with just this purpose in mind. Immersed in the warm, natural greenery of the all-organic 1 Hotel Garden Pavilion, guests can partake from any of the five onsite food and beverage options, such as the lobby bar Flora and an indoor-outdoor concept restaurant 1 Kitchen Toronto. A bee hotel will also be established onsite to attract native bees and pollinators via uniquely designed habitat crafted with their nesting preferences in mind.
Each of 1 Hotel Toronto’s 112 guestrooms, including 21 suites, overlook iconic skyline views and feature signature amenities like heated floors, in-room greenery, and organic cotton linens.
Another version of this article previously appeared on Hospitality Design.