Andaz at The One – The Perfect Luxury Boutique Hotel
Andaz Toronto-Yorkville — the perfect luxury boutique hotel in The One.
When you are developing the tallest building in Canada at the heart of the nation’s largest city, it’s important that all the elements within perfectly reflect the luxury, quality and brand of the overall development.
Mizrahi Developments and leading global hospitality company Hyatt recently announced that The One, Canada’s first “supertall” building, will be the home of the first Andaz luxury boutique hotel in the country. This is a natural fit between the two established brands.
“We studied all the different brands that could have occupied The One, and Andaz is the right brand fit,” says Sam Mizrahi, president of Mizrahi Developments, which is developing The One. “Only Andaz has the diversity in its brand value system that spoke truly to the international mosaic of cultures that Toronto has become and Canada is now known for.”
The new Andaz Toronto-Yorkville boutique hotel will occupy floors four through 16 of the 85-storey mixed-use tower now under construction on the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in midtown Toronto. The hotel will feature a 160-room luxury hotel experience, offering more than 15 luxury suites, more than 12,000 square feet of event and conference space, contemporary food and beverage experiences, a spa and more.
“Yonge and Bloor Streets are the crossroads to one of the most multicultural places in the world,” says Scott Richer, Hyatt’s vice-president of Real Estate and Development in Canada. “Given the confluence of architecture, design and sheer quality that this project represents, we could not have found a more suitable location by which to bring the immersive and vibrant Andaz brand to Toronto.”
While global in scale, Andaz maintains a local perspective, weaving together the sights, sounds and tastes of each property’s surroundings to create a original and distinctively local experience. The luxury hotel brand’s philosophy was extremely attractive to Mizrahi in his search for a hotel partner for The One.
“Andaz actually means ‘personal style,’ which is what The One is all about in its hotel philosophy,” says Mizrahi. “With Andaz’s current 19 hotels open worldwide, no two hotel experiences in regards to their design esthetics are alike, because they are tailored to the rich heritage and design history of the individual cities. This is the new format of international hotel luxury, where the experience becomes very authentic, individualized to its environment and not synthetic or formula-built.”
Indeed, Andaz Toronto-Yorkville and The One will complement each other. The new hotel will be located in what is certain to become a landmark experiential building upon its opening in 2022.
At a soaring 1,013 feet, The One, with its striking architectural design, champagne colour and dynamic lighting, will be the definition of a “statement” building. In good company on Toronto’s skyline − acknowledged to be one of the world’s top 10 — The One will be the city’s second-tallest structure after the legendary 1,815 foot CN Tower, completed in 1976.
Construction of The One began in August 2017, and the project is already 75 per cent sold. Available suites range in price from $2.159 million for 1,352 square feet to $24.149 million for a 6,137 square-foot penthouse. The project will anchor Toronto’s “Mink Mile” of Bloor Street West, home to some of the world’s top luxury brands, such as Tiffany & Co., Chanel and Gucci, and will be adjacent to Yorkville, Canada’s toniest neighbourhood, full of cafés, bistros, boutiques, art galleries and independent salons.
The high quality of The One’s design and the attention to detail, using only the fi nest finishes, reflect the values of Sam Mizrahi and Mizrahi Developments, one of Canada’s most respected developers of custom luxury homes and residential condominiums in Ottawa and Toronto.
“To create timeless design is a fundamental value system at Mizrahi Developments,” says Mizrahi. “Also, to build the best in quality with no compromises and build with the best materials and craftsmanship. We want everyone who comes into contact with our developments — the neighbourhood, residents, stakeholders, the community — to feel better because of that contact than they felt before. That’s our measure of success.”
Mizrahi fully realizes the importance of The One not only to Toronto, but also to Canada on the world stage, and the partnership with Hyatt and Andaz Toronto-Yorkville only emphasizes that.
“It is very significant, because it will set Toronto on the path of its status as an international city, as Andaz is the true, new next generation of international luxury hotels,” says Mizrahi. “This collaboration forges the relationship for Andaz to have secured one of the most important corners in Canada to debut its hotel concept to the Toronto market.”
Esthetics, quality, design and luxury feel — in every way, the partnership between The One and Andaz Toronto-Yorkville is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.