INTERIORS, TRAVEL

Lobby Love: Hotel X Toronto Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group

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Stephen B. Jacobs Group has specialized in hotel design from its earliest days. As the originators of the Hotel Gansevoort concept and popularizing the rooftop as a new hotel icon, the architects and planners designed a significant number of New York City’s leading boutique hotels.

Located 1.5 miles southwest of downtown Toronto and overlooking Lake Ontario, the Hotel X Toronto is a 750,000 square foot convention hotel positioned on an exceptional site at Exhibition Place, Canada’s largest convention venue, and adjacent to both the Allstream Centre and the Direct Energy Centre.

Hotel X Toronto was designed to LEED Silver standards, with recycled content for insulation, LED Lighting, etc. In incorporating Green we look to bring the Inside out – some of the ballrooms open to the exterior, gigantic catering rooftop for events, and more.

Overall, Stephen B. Jacobs Group wanted to maximize the flow of indoor and outdoor spaces. The green wall is the focal point of the lobby.

The hotel was constructed atop a historic site, a former Enlisted Men’s Barracks.

SBJ helped conduct archaeological excavations, uncovering the foundations of former barracks, which are incorporated into the path to the major entrance to the hotel and glass floor to be able to see the foundations.

Most of the items found consisted of artifacts such as bottles, tableware, buttons, toothbrushes, rings etc. Displays at the Hotel Entrance will also showcase replicas of the different uniforms worn by the various regiments stationed at this site, once a military fort.

“We want the citizens to know that we have created a new destination and urban center for the enjoyment of everyone, including travelers, business people, and locals to come and experience. We wanted to incorporate the history of the site into modern design in a way that is cohesive. We have spent a lot of time and effort on creating intricate, soft, modern, and welcoming spaces.” – Stephen B. Jacobs, CEO and Founder, Stephen B. Jacobs Group.

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection. 111 Princes’ Boulevard Enter on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd W &, Newfoundland Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada. +1 647-943-9300.

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