TORONTO — The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto has announced a forthcoming renovation project that will include a transformed guest experience and a renewed approach to food and beverage at chef Mark McEwan’s signature ONE Restaurant.
The hotel and restaurant will remain open during the renovation, which is set to be completed by early summer 2020.
“The Hazelton was born with the vision of bringing international luxury to Toronto,” says Hani Roustom, managing director, The HazeltonHotel. “This exciting next step reasserts our passion for continually elevating the standards of luxury within our city, as well as within the wider global hospitality industry.”
Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel’s original design firm, has been entrusted with bringing the hotel’s transformation to life. The team shares a commitment to preserving the identity of the property, with the new design offering a powerful reinterpretation of the hotel’s aesthetic.
“The Hazelton Hotel was one of our first major interior projects and to have the opportunity to re-envision the hotel’s experience was an exercise in our evolution as designers, expanding on our original vision through subtle, incremental design decisions that will invigorate the guest experience,” says George Yabu, founding partner, Yabu Pushelberg.
The 77 redesigned guestrooms and three signature suites will feature layered textures, modern technologies and a chic palette of soft greys with pops of teal, as well as bronze paneling and rose-tinted mirrors. The reimagined lobby will create a warm and luxurious atmosphere, with a timeless palette of soft creams and pewters. Custom-designed oversized furniture will be accented by the original deep-green stone-slab flooring and leather paneling. The renovations will also include the Spa by Valmont and the hotel’s gym, including a new couples’ massage room.
The restaurant and bar renovations will feature a sleek design incorporating a bustling bar and plush dining room. New menus by chefs McEwan and Darby Piquette will feature diverse yet approachable fare driven by the freshest ingredients.
“ONE restaurant has become known as a Yorkville hotspot and I am excited for the opportunity to work with Yabu Pushelberg again to create a stylish setting that complements ONE’s contemporary menus,” says McEwan, chef and founder of The McEwan Group.