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Toronto Travel News: Kimpton Saint George Hotel Opens In The Annex

From a media release:

Toronto Travel News:
Kimpton® Saint George Hotel opens
Enjoy an authentic taste of Toronto in The Annex


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Kimpton Saint George, located at 280 Bloor Street West between Huron and St. George Streets, just opened its doors on June 19, 2018. The boutique hotel company’s first ever Toronto location is a sophisticated-yet-playful respite along the Bloor Street Culture Corridor bridging luxurious elements of bordering Yorkville with the bohemian hipness of the Annex.
Kimpton Saint George Hotel, lobby
In honour of the Saint George’s commitment to arts, culture and philanthropy, the hotel welcomed its first guests Jeffrey Remedios, President & CEO of Universal Music and Board of Directors member of MusiCounts, and Lucia Remedios, Owner of Toronto’s Analogue Gallery, on opening day.

Bertrand Mangeot, General Manager of Kimpton Saint George, said: “We are thrilled to open our doors to bring our uniquely personal and authentic boutique hotel experience to Toronto and to welcome our esteemed first guests. Whether our guests are here for a dose of local arts and culture, business meetings or to enjoy the city’s dynamic culinary scene, the Saint George looks forward to offering that heartfelt Kimpton service and care our guests will come to know and love.”

With design and interiors conveying the nuances of neighbourhood life from Toronto-based interior design firm Mason Studio, in collaboration with Kimpton’s Ave Bradley, Global SVP Design & Creative Director, and Diana Martinez, Design Director, Saint George brings an exciting new 14-story hotel that seamlessly integrates elements of Toronto’s culture and personality. Its 188 artfully designed guest rooms, including 20 suites and a Presidential Suite, give guests a distinct sense of place with gentle nods to the Annex’s heritage homes and community in its contemporary design and all of the right residential touches.

As central to the hotel’s design story, virtually all of the art pieces are original works by Canadian artists, and every finish, colour selection, piece of furniture and object has meaning and a story to make guests feel the warmth and community of Toronto. Beginning with guests’ arrival, the hotel exterior features a hand-painted owl mural by renowned Toronto street artist, Birdo. The owl’s wit and curiosity symbolizes how guests unravel the hotel’s sense of discovery from one room to the next. From a heightened view of the city, the owl’s gaze shows the Toronto skyline – a beautiful view of the city from above.



In the reception check-in area, a sophisticated and original hand-painted mural by artist Tisha Myles depicts a misty Toronto-inspired scene, a nod to traditional landscape paintings. What’s more, a blue jay is seen flying over the mist, casting a patriotic spell over the distinguished piece of artwork. From the reception area, guests naturally flow into the Living Room, a refreshing departure from the fast exchange that is typical of a classic hotel lobby. Anchored by a focal point fireplace, the space is hospitable, inviting, casual and comfortable. The Living Room is the heart of the hotel, with a design that facilitates socialization and the locale for Kimpton’s popular morning coffee and tea service and evening social hour.

Fittingly located within steps of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Kimpton Saint George embraces the local community’s connection to music. Each of the hotel’s suites are equipped with TEAC turntable systems and vinyls from a variety of Canadian artists specially curated by Kimpton’s Director of Music, Lauren Bucherie, in collaboration with local record store, Sonic Boom Records. From the guest room corridors to the elevators, the music is carefully selected for every zone of this hotel – a nod to the many musicians that got their start in this neighbourhood, particularly through folk music.

Guest amenities at Saint George include all of Kimpton’s signature offerings, such as its “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” menu of travel and vacation essentials; luxurious Atelier Bloem bath amenities; free Wi-Fi for IHG Rewards Club members; and health-minded wellness options, such as complimentary use of custom designed PUBLIC bikes, 24-hour access to the hotel’s fitness centre and in-room yoga mats.

The Fortunate Fox Gastropub
Adjacent to the hotel, and also accessible through Saint George’s living room, The Fortunate Fox is a hip gastropub that offers a familiar yet refreshing experience. The Fortunate Fox is an elevated take on the classic pub, with a menu of made-from-scratch items and a great selection of local craft beers and cocktails that can be paired with any dish. A soon-to-be neighbourhood staple, The Fortunate Fox has something for everyone – travellers, locals and students. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be servicing the hotel’s meetings and events, as well as in-room dining.

To learn more about Kimpton Saint George, book a stay or see the hotel’s local package offerings, visit www.kimptonsaintgeorge.com or call reservations at 1-888-563-2004. Follow the hotel on Facebook and Instagram for an inside look. 

Pet Friendly
As with every Kimpton boutique hotel, we invite you to bring your furry, feathery or scaly family member — no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in. Along with you, your pet can expect the finest Kimptom amenities.
  • A selection of hotel amenities and extras including plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats.
  • A concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.
  • Door hangers alert other hotel guests and staff that your cat, dog, or other beloved pet is in the room.
  • Courtesy bags for walking your dog.
  • No additional charge for pets, no deposit required
  • No size/weight limit
  • No limit on number of pets allowed
  • Nightly wine reception — pets are welcome to join the party!

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