Barry Sternlicht, founder and ceo of 1 Hotels and chairman of Starwood Capital Group, announced plans for his newest property, 1 Hotel Toronto. The hotel is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality, a global real estate investment company and owner of the building which is currently operated as the Thompson Toronto. The downtown property will undergo an extensive transformation.
1 Hotels purposefully reuses existing structural and reclaimed materials gathered from the local community, including timber, driftwood and local limestone. The hotel’s design balances refined elements with a comfortable atmosphere, inspired by the creativity and craftsmanship of local artists, builders, chefs and others.
The hotel will remain open and operating as the Thompson until the renovation begins. 1 Hotel Toronto is set to open in the summer of 2020. The hotel will be the first of the 1 brand in Canada.
Photo, Thompson Toronto: Courtesy of Thompson Toronto