10th December, 2020
Canadian Hotel Openings to Look Ahead to
Vine sleep: In the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, next to UNESCO World Heritage Site Domaine de Grand Pré, is Atlantic Canada’s oldest farm winery. Visitors will soon be able to extend their visit to these charming surroundings when Domaine de Grand Pré opens a new inn at the site of their former farmhouse in spring 2021. Recently, the family-owned business introduced an intimate chef’s table experience for up to 10 guests, with the onsite chef and sommelier leading diners through five- and seven-course gourmet meals.
Bold statement: In spring 2021, Marriott will unveil the Humaniti Hotel Montreal, an Autograph Collection hotel, in Montreal, Quebec. The province’s first Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, the destination property boasts bold architecture and free-flowing interiors designed to evoke human emotion. The hotel features a spectacular rooftop pool; 193 rooms, including 15 suites and one presidential suite; and signature dining experience h3 Restaurant, Terrace and Lounge, where guests and locals can dine on locally sourced fare and innovative cocktails.
Lakehouse ethos: In March 2021, Burlington, Ontario will likewise debut its first Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, Pearle Hotel & Spa. Situated along the waterfront, halfway along the Toronto/Niagara corridor, the pristine retreat marries luxury and lifestyle, with an emphasis on memorable occasions. Inspired by the founder’s beloved grandmother, Pearle, the hotel embodies the spirit of hospitality, with design work inspired by charming local lake houses infused with modern elegance. Five event spaces boast a beautiful backdrop of Lake Ontario, while the onsite spa offers a haven of wellness anchored by a traditional Hammam sauna. Signature restaurant Isabelle, overlooking the water, serves farm-driven cuisine harvested from the hotel’s own Earth to Table Farm.
Artsy loft: Drake Hotel Properties has unveiled the stylish Artist Loft, a first-of-its-kind apartment situated next to The Drake Hotel’s flagship location in downtown Toronto. Originally designed as a home base for artists playing Drake Underground and to house The Drake’s Artist-in-Residence, the 800-square-foot space is also on offer for groups of up to eight people eager to stay and play in the same space as emerging artists from around the world. The loft adds a 20th room to The Drake Hotel, named one of Canada’s top city hotels by Travel + Leisure, in advance of an upcoming 32-room expansion slated to debut in 2021.
Eco-luxe: Inspired by the fact that the Greater Toronto Area is part of a larger, natural ecosystem known as the Greater Toronto Bioregion, 1 Hotel Toronto – opening in late 2020 – introduces a new standard for eco-conscious luxury in the heart of downtown. Situated in King West Village, named “Canada’s coolest neighbourhood” by Travel + Leisure, the hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the glittering skyline, bringing the outdoors in with native greenery, reclaimed barn wood and organic cotton linens integrated throughout. Guests can lounge poolside, hit The Field House wellness centre for an invigorating workout, or dine on farm-to-table fare at the property’s distinctive restaurants and bars.
Connected to nature: Located on unceded territory of the Whitecap Dakota First Nations, Saskatoon’s new Dakota Dunes Resort and Casino offers a picturesque escape surrounded by flowing river and gently rolling sand dunes. Now open, the city’s first full-service resort features 155 rooms whose design pays homage to the region’s Indigenous heritage, including angular window trims and exterior wood panels that echo the traditional teepee. Enhanced by views of unspoiled nature and 10,000-square-feet of convention space, as well as the award-winning Dakota Dunes Golf Links golf course, Dakota Dunes is ideal for holidaymakers or convention-goers seeking an authentic Indigenous experience.
Historic and urban: Opened August 2020 in downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, The Arts Hotel is a modern, minimalist escape located on the site of the famed Myron’s nightclub. Combining an approachable rate with luxe amenities like glassed-in rainshowers, plush beds and a dedicated music venue, the hotel is ideal for travellers seeking a cultural experience without blowing their budget. Onsite dining is offered at the eclectic Salvador Dali Café.
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