Anndore House Unveils Update
Studio Munge and Cecconi Simone redesign ’50s-era hotel in Toronto
The Anndore House boutique hotel in Toronto has taken the wraps off its new look. The 11-floor, 113-key property features updated common areas by Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge (featured in the January + February issue of Boutique Design) and redesigned guest rooms by local firm Cecconi Simone, helmed by Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone. Later this summer, property owner Silver Hotel Group also plans to unveil a second floor meeting and party room with a terrace.
Built in 1955 as a residence hotel, The Anndore House celebrates its history by maintaining its original name, structure and brick. Because the locale also once housed a jazz bar, nods to decades past can be found in details such record players in each retrofitted room, with a vinyl library available at the front desk, and contemporary art inspired by vintage photography and the national landscape.
The Anndore House F&B offerings include the Scarlet Door café and Bar at Constantine. For such common areas, Studio Munge used rich jewel tones.
"We designed the spaces to emulate a warm, sensible familial home," says Munge. "We envisioned Constantine and The Anndore House's common spaces as lively gathering spots that are welcoming and comfortable, but with a sense of sophistication, suitable for a space that's nestled in between some of Toronto's most vibrant neighborhoods."
The loft-like industrial-style rooms and suites feature king or queen beds and leather furniture in spaces ranging from 225 to 500 sq. ft. Bathrooms showcase dimensional subway tile, rainforest showers and exposed brass faucets.