Bisha Hotel Toronto
What it is
A rock-and-roll worthy tower with a 44th floor rooftop infinity pool, stacked gym (with steam rooms), and four glam restaurants—one by a Michelin starred chef.
What it isn't
Boring. Guest rooms are adorned to turn heads of Grammy-winners and humble glitterati alike with throwback photographs and magazine covers as art.
What we think
Kravitz Design—yes, that Kravitz (founded by musician Lenny Kravitz in 2003)—was enlisted to adorn many of the interiors of Bisha Hotel Toronto, proof positive it’s as worthy of a ballad as any hotel has ever been. We love what his team did in the Alexander, an 870 square foot one bedroom suite with a ginormous orange velvet sectional, 1,000-square-foot terrace and graphic black touches. But even the “starter” room here, The Nina, is anything but—with its heated floors, gleaming bar cart, Byredo toiletries, Frette bed linens and a Nespresso machine for your morning cuppa. While you’re here, be sure to spend plenty of time in the rooftop infinity pool, which is a Toronto postcard sprung to resplendent life.
You're here because
You love a view, and the hotel’s poolside 44th floor restaurant, KŌST, has a show-stopping panorama over Toronto, plus equally transportive dishes from Chef Sung Won Hwang—including spicy tequila rigatoni.
Under the artful barrel vaulted ceiling at Akira Back, the Michelin starred chef’s namesake restaurant, Korean and Japanese flavors blend into something even better. Tonight you’re going big with the 48-hour wagyu short ribs and a peach sake Kingyobachi cocktail, with blue butterfly pea infused roku gin, frothy egg white and a smoke bubble.
Restaurants & Bars
KŌST - Baja-Mexican fare served with skyline views on the rooftop
Mister C Bar Room - Classically rooted with modern touches, and impeccable food and service.
Akira Black - Japanese cuisine with Korean flavors and a Canadian twist
French Made - Grab and Go and dine at the cafe. Salads, grains and veggies. Sandwiches on sourdough and baguettes
The outskirts of Old Toronto, a four block walk from CN Tower, which stands 1800 feet tall (and, yes, has a rotating, glass-floored restaurant at the top.)