St. Regis Hotels and Resorts today announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Toronto, marking the iconic luxury brand’s debut in Canada. Owned by Innvest, the landmark hotel — which previously bore the controversial ‘Trump Tower’ moniker — is set to elevate Toronto’s luxury hospitality landscape with its world-renowned bespoke service, signature rituals and exquisite culinary offerings. Read more here. (Canadian Interiors)
International co-living concept Node has announced that it will make its West Coast debut next month in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles. Read more on Hospitality Design here.
A Historic Toronto Venue Gets A Modern Facelift – During the first week of October, Sassafraz — the once go-to restaurant for A-list celebs and a certain societal set — hosted a party to not only celebrate their 20th anniversary but to showcase their all-new menu and, most notably, their two-years in the making re-design. Read more here.
Hilton Launches Hostel-Inspired Brand Motto with DesignAgency. Hilton has announced the launch of a new, affordable lifestyle brand designed to empower guests with the freedom to curate their own experiences in sought-after locales. Read more here
TORONTO — With the possible exception of his mother, nobody would argue that people don’t talk enough about David Chang. More often than not, though, he is talked about for the wrong things. Read more here.
Dutch real estate developer Being Development has begun construction on a Yotel in Amsterdam-Noord, the Netherlands. The hotel, designed by Studioninedots, Delva Landscaping Architects and DesignAgency, is scheduled to open in summer 2019 in the Buiksloterham district of the city. Read more here.
Eater critic Bill Addison has released his annual list of best new restaurants in America, and three of the 18 picks opened in Los Angeles within the past year: Majordomo, Bavel, and Dialogue. Read more here
This new store boasts many improvements, which Jackie Chiesa hopes will make the customers’ shopping experience not only enjoyable, but also mesmerizing. Read more here