Marriott International, Inc. has signed an agreement with Larco to bring W Hotels to Toronto. It’s expected to open in summer 2020.

The 9-story, 255-room property, located in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighborhood, will be surrounded by high-end boutiques, galleries and design studios as well as chic cafes, polished bars and fine-dining restaurants. The building will undergo a $40 million design transformation that will impact the property’s guestrooms, restaurants and amenities.

“We are applying a unique, vibrant sensibility to the upcoming W Toronto, one that has not been seen before in Toronto,” said Paul Cahill, area v.p., Eastern Canada for Marriott International, in a statement. “The exciting evolution of this property into Toronto’s first W hotel is consistent with the ongoing evolution of this Toronto neighborhood whose vibrancy, sophistication, and density continues to grow. This is a strategic location for the brand, and we foresee it welcoming international business and leisure travelers, but also becoming a destination for urban thrill-seekers.”

Upon entering the hotel, guests will be immersed in a modern biophilia and laboratory-style experience, that leads to breathtaking indoor/outdoor spaces, perfect for soaking in spectacular sunsets and sounds.

When it opens, W Toronto is expected to feature multiple food and beverage venues including an indoor/outdoor lobby bar and lounge equipped with a DJ booth/recording studio for collaborating, broadcasting and recording podcasts; a specialty restaurant and a 9th floor rooftop restaurant, accessible from street level with a glass exterior elevator; and a unique coffee and cocktail bar. W Toronto will also feature a 3,300-sq.-ft. fitness facility and 4,800 sq. ft. of meeting space to serve as a unique venue for social and corporate events.

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This signing underscores Marriott’s growing luxury portfolio in Canada, where the company now has seven open luxury hotels along with additional luxury hotel projects expected to be announced before year-end.

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