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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.

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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