Pour another Rob Roy and make yourself at home at Bisha Hotel Toronto, where geometric prints and somber color schemes exude all the appropriate glam sensations. This is disco meets fashion, a decade recreated with excellent materials and luscious textures, producing a setting that feels both luxurious and casual. With crushed velvet panelled walls accented with plane lacquered wood and an engraved gold reception desk and matching backdrop wall, the lobby pays homage to a bygone period of power players and glamour models. A fuchsia Jeff Koons sculpture in the lobby, a framed Damien Hirst scarf for Alexander McQueen in the lounge, Andy Warhol pop art prints in the corridors, and powerful Maxine Bocken photography in the washrooms are just a few of the bold, boundary-pushing art choices. The rooms are named after famous artists — the Nina, the Frank, the Grace, and the Stella — and are all decorated in the same luxurious throwback style. Armoires, cocktail carts, and customized beds, as well as supermodel and magazine cover pictures in silver, black, and white frame, give the impression of a vogueish home. Bisha Hotel inspires and empowers with its audacity and provocativeness.
At a Glance
With a throwback to the sensuous 1970s, the vibe is artistic and elegant.
The food scene is a standout detail. You won’t need to venture beyond the main level to grab a tantalising, sumptuous bite, with Kst, Mister C Bar, Akira Back, and French Made all on-site.
This Location Is Ideal For Global citizens, artistic movers, and influencers; the enhanced fashion, art, or design will attract power players as well as the fashion and media masses.
The85 guest rooms are ranging size from 400 to 540 square feet, as well as ten suites add and the two-story, 2,000-square-foot Bisha Suite created by Lenny Kravitz. The custom rooms stay true to the ’70s motif with metallic details, velvet couches, dark greys and blues with pops of orange and red, and retro wall posters. The Bisha Suite contains a sitting area, full kitchen, an eight-seat dining table, and a powder room and bathroom with golden spider marble flooring. Each room comes equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine (so go ahead and enjoy a coffee in the comfort of beds made up with Frette linens). Byredo provides in-room amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath gel, and soap bars, in a first for Canada.
It will be difficult to drag yourself away from a rooftop infinity pool with magnificent views of Toronto and proximity to Kst’s beverages selection. A meeting room on the penultimate floor can accommodate 230 people and is suitable for a variety of occasions. An on-site fitness centre is also available at the hotel.
Brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch, are available at Kst, a 44th-floor dining room. The paradisiacal dining area, which boasts peaches, ivory, and green marble bar, apricots velvet barstools, and raw timber accents, delivers Toronto’s interpretation of Mexi-Cali cuisine from the Baja Peninsula: Expect fresh, healthy food paired with a plethora of killer cocktails. For a lighter choice, the seductive aromas of freshly baked Parisian pastries wafting from lobby cafe French Made, as well as the variety of sandwiches, salads, and coffee on offer, will be difficult to resist. Mister C’s Bar, which serves lunch and dinner, has macho dark wood panelling, dark green suede and leather armchairs, and a plethora of leopard inspirations next to a show-stopping Verde onyx bar with an emerald leather front. A long curated variety of spirits, wines and speciality cocktails is offered alongside elevated bar fare such as fried pickles and tuna ceviche. The actual highlight of Bisha’s dining scene is a destination restaurant from award-winning chef Akira Back, his first namesake restaurant in Toronto and the fourth edition in the global Akira Back series. On the menu: Korean and Japanese delicacies with Back twists such as micro shiso-topped pizza or tuna and pop-rock sashimi roll, as well as beverages that are as creative as the food.
Seasonal rates vary but normally begin at $299 depending on the accommodation type. Reservations can be made by clicking here. Or get in touch with the Fathom Travel Concierge, and we can plan your trip for you.
What to Do Nearby
Bisha is an ideal real estate among the city’s fashion, entertainment, and financial areas, with Chinatown, Downtown, and the Lake Ontario shore all within easy walking distance. St Lawrence Market, one of the world’s top food markets, is located in Old Toronto and offers a vast variety of artisanal and local treats to try, including cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, and seafood. Try a renowned Carousel Bakery peameal bacon bun or any of Mustachio’s award-winning selections. Take a stroll down Queen Street West for some of Toronto’s best shopping, including Oak + Fort, The Cure Apothecary, and F As In Frank for vintage items. Visit Alo’s dining room and bar for a nightcap and views of the city’s downtown.