Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a four-star Kimpton hotel in the high-end neighborhood of Bloor-Yorkville in Toronto, slated to open in mid-2018. Amid Bloor-Yorkville’s luxury retail and cultural destinations, the Kimpton will offer access to the energy and activity of one of the city’s most exciting epicenters, right at the intersection of Bloor and St. George Streets.
Owned and developed by InnVest Hotels LP, one of the largest hotel owners in Canada, Kimpton’s new boutique hotel in Toronto will be a full conversion of the current Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville. The revitalized and reconcepted 13-story property will comprise 189 well-appointed guest rooms, including 18 suites and one Presidential Suite, 2,000 square feet of ground level meeting space and a Bloor Street-facing leased restaurant and bar. Additional amenities will include a fitness center, complimentary PUBLIC bikes, yoga mats in every room, morning coffee and tea, and nightly social hour.
“We’re looking forward to entering the Canadian market and introducing our unique heartfelt service to Toronto,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “We’re thrilled to be working with InnVest to open the first boutique hotel that speaks to the city’s dynamic cultural scene.”
One of Toronto’s most dynamic neighborhoods, Bloor-Yorkville’s mastered the unique cross-section of exclusivity and historic charm. The heart of the country’s bohemian culture in the 1960s has evolved to become an artistic enclave with many art galleries alongside posh boutiques and critically acclaimed restaurants in historic Victorian houses.
“We see Kimpton as the perfect partner for our new four-star boutique hotel,” explained Andrew Higgs, Senior Director of Asset Management for InnVest Hotels. “Kimpton’s known as a leader in adaptive reuse and a company with a proven track record of inclusivity and diversity. Both of these will make the new Kimpton Bloor-Yorkville a successful and positively contributing member of the neighborhood, setting the property up for success from the start.”