1 Hotels puts down Roots in Toronto with Sustainable Sanctuary

1 Hotel Toronto celebrated its grand opening Aug. 4, with news that 2,021 trees will be planted throughout the city by Tree Canada in commemoration of the occasion.

“We are proud to bring a new level of service and luxury hospitality experience to the city, and through the planting of trees, mark our commitment to the local community and environment,” says Mark Scheinberg, founder of Mohari Hospitality.

1 Hotel Toronto is a partnership between Mohari Hospitality and mission-driven, sustainable luxury hospitality brand, 1 Hotels. It’s the sixth property in 1 Hotels’ portfolio and the only one in Canada.

“1 Hotel embraces the idea that living well includes protecting the natural beauty around us,” says 1 Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht, who is also CEO and chair of private investment firm Starwood Capital Group.

The design of the property pays tribute to Toronto’s local environment and natural beauty through the use of raw materials and textures sourced throughout Ontario. Featuring 112 guest rooms, including 21 suites with city and skyline views, room amenities include heated floors, plants, organic cotton linens, yoga mats and customized organic bath products. An in-room water filtration system along with tumblers and carafes made from reclaimed wine bottles reduces the need for single-use plastics. The hotel’s in-room dining menu allows guests to eat mindfully with a selection of dishes that celebrate Ontario-grown ingredients. Other amenities include a rooftop pool and fitness facility. Indoor and outdoor venues allow a versatile setting for meetings and celebrations.

“1 Hotel Toronto sets a new standard for responsible luxury hospitality and serves as a city escape where guests can connect with nature,” says Sternlicht.

With the goal of preserving the planet and minimizing its carbon footprint, 1 Hotel Toronto is powered by Ontario’s renewable energy systems and expects to divert more than 85 per cent of waste from landfills. On-site composting turns all organic wet waste into reusable soil for the 3,300 plants on property and multiple gardens.

1 Hotels launched in 2015 with the opening of exclusive properties in Miami’s South beach and New York’s Central Park. All of its hotels are Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide. The facility verification helps ensure guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health and safety procedures in place.


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