Monday, April 3, 2017

#DesignmazeFun ~ One King West

Hello Monday! What a beautiful spring weekend in Toronto with gorgeous sunshine and warm breeze in the air.  Fingers crossed that winter is truly over and the spring bulbs will soon grace our landscapes.  Thanks to the luxurious One King West Hotel, Chris and I had a wonderful staycation right at home to enjoy spring and celebrate a special occasion.

Once an iconic bank in the heart of Toronto, the developer of the One King West Hotel & Residence did a phenomenon job to preserve the historical significance of the original building.  Let's take a walk inside shall we?  

The former entrance to the savings department and safety deposit vaults is now the grand entrance to welcome guests with elaborated architectural details and a hooray of crystal chandeliers! The railing of this staircase had me at hello.  What do you think?   

Marble panels, sparkling crystals, and breathtaking ceiling details, don't you wish that we still put that much attention to design elements when launching a new bank location ?

The Grand Banking Hall is an ideal venue for corporate events and weddings.  The cathedral windows, the Corinthian columns, the elegant chandeliers, I almost thought I was back in Europe!   

If you are dreaming for a contemporary space with an incredible view of the city, Fifteen Hundred is where you want to be! 

From the intimate seating arrangements, a state of the art entertainment system, to the fully retractable glass wall to welcome the outdoor in and a gas fireplace for ambience, I want to be invited to a party here! 

Here are a few of my favorite shots:

Wait ... now these are my favorite shots! What a spectacular view, and for a moment I was wondering if I was still in Toronto.  

The Fifteen Hundred also comes with a sumptuous bedroom and a luxurious bathroom.  I would love to soak in that tub one day.

Before Chris and I checked into our suite, we also took a quick tour of the Chairman's Boardroom and I was floored by every detail in this room.

As for our stay at the hotel, the Tower Premium Suites offer a separate lounge and bedroom area with panoramic views of all the city's landmarks.  

Yes that's the CN Tower right in my bedroom, and what a terrific sightline from the bedroom to the private lounge!

Look at what we have found in the kitchen! A note from the hotel to welcome us and to wish Chris a very happy birthday! 

Thanks so much for making our birthday weekend super special and judging by the big smile on Chris' face, I think we will be back at the One King West Hotel soon!  


  1. Love the hotel!!! Happy Birthday Chris!

  2. Looks beautiful! That bathroom! That view! Happy birthday Chris!

    1. I know right Jordana! let's meet up at one King West for a drink with Jasmine next time when you are in town!