First look: Sheraton Centre Toronto unveils reimaged 43rd floor Sheraton Club

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is welcoming guests again after completing the first phase of an extensive transformation that includes the re-opening of its Sheraton Club. The venue, situated on the landmark hotel’s 43rd floor, has been transformed by the international […]

The Waverley is a leader in the burgeoning luxury rental market.

Developers are increasingly shifting their efforts towards purpose-built rentals; completely new buildings that house only rentals. The past few years have seen the emergence of sleek new purpose-built rentals in Toronto, like The Selby and The Waverley. And the trend […]

Minami Toronto Wins Two Restaurant Bar & Design Awards

Minami Toronto was chosen as the best-designed restaurant in both North and South America, in addition to the best-designed restaurant in all of the Americas, in the Multiple Category, with more than one location.

Verge Condos in Urban Toronto

RioCan Living is following the successful sales launch of Verge Condos, with the pending release of Verge Phase Two, East Tower. Conveniently located at the southwest corner of Islington Avenue and The Queensway, the new mixed-use residential condominium community reimagines […]

The updated Silver Dollar Room

Our design team was involved in the rebuilding of The Silver Dollar Room to precise specifications as part of our involvement in The Waverley project. The building was rebuilt to its original dimensions after being designated a heritage site. The […]

Legacy Hotel & Residences has broken ground in Miami

Legacy Hotel & Residences, a mixed-use tower in Miami with 255 hotel rooms, 310 residences, and a $100 million medical center has broken ground. Legacy Hotel & Residences is part of Miami Worldcenter, a $4 billion, 27-acre mixed-use development in […]

DA’s Alexandra Bruemmer Cole in Hospitality Design Magazine.

Overseeing DesignAgency’s Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices, Alexandra Cole is responsible for expanding the firm’s portfolio beyond hotels to include co-working spaces and wellness-focused retreats. Take Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa, an eco-retreat near Lake Ontario. Set to open […]

Toronto is introduced to Verge, a new development in Etobicoke.

“Wellness remains incredibly important in providing moments of respite, but we also need to support and design to how our work-life habits are evolving,” says Anwar Mekhayech, founding partner, DesignAgency. “The co-working space and content studio at Verge are a […]

Art Abounds at Minami Toronto, Aburi Restaurants’ New Outpost by DesignAgency

Adding to the vibrant cultural scene in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district, the Japanese restaurant Minami has landed on the East Coast and brought its eye-catching visuals with it. The Aburi Restaurant Group collaborated closely with local firm DesignAgency to transform the 4,600-square-foot space […]

How the members’ club concept has found renewed relevance – Frame Magazine.

A K-shaped recovery means that the wealthy will exit the pandemic not merely unharmed, but with ample extra liquidity and enthusiasm to spend; being unable to shop and travel freely really adds up when you’re in the top tax bracket. […]

DesignAgency to Design Steakhouse at Resorts World Las Vegas

Carver Road Hospitality has announced that it will launch its maiden F&B venue, Carversteak, at Resorts World Las Vegas. Opening in December, the luxury 14,500-square-foot steakhouse will evoke a rich, contemporary flair crafted by Toronto-based firm DesignAgency.

Carversteak to open in Las Vegas late 2021.

Carver Road tapped design studio DesignAgency to create the mid-century modern look of the steakhouse that takes its inspiration from the Las Vegas landscape. Two private dining rooms — dubbed The Knife Shop and Scotch Room — a 70-foot honed quartzite stone […]

Live Nation and Drake have announced History, a live entertainment venue designed by DesignAgency, that will open in Toronto in 2021

DesignAgency has been working closely with Live Nation to develop an overall concept and interior design that is transforming a former racetrack betting facility and movie theatre into a 2500-capacity venue. DesignAgency concepted History’s facade alongside Drake and Live Nation and further […]

The Next Course: Future of Hospitality with DesignAgency

Azure Magazine asked the question of how restaurants and hotels evolve after a pandemic from the designers reimagining the future of hospitality. “A year ago, restaurants were hoping to adapt for a short-term situation,” says Matthew Davis, one of DesignAgency’s […]


One of the trendiest health clubs on King Street West in Toronto, Sweat and Tonic is expanding to open a second location that, once complete, will be the biggest facility of its kind in the city. The 25,000 square feet […]

NeueHouse Bradbury for DIGS Magazine

For NeueHouse Bradbury, a vibrant co-working space for the creative class, DesignAgency crafted a refined and sophisticated environment inside an L.A. landmark.

Costa Elena in Wallpaper

Surrounded by natural scenery and a stone’s throw from the Guanacaste Conservation Area, the properties, available to rent and buy, are drawing on their tropical environment. Orientated towards striking views of Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean and Isla Bolanos, each villa features large […]

NeueJournal Connects with Anwar, Matt and Allen to Discuss DesignAgency’s Client Work, Creative Process and Collaborative Spirit

“When there’s trust on both sides and a desire to create something new, incredible things can happen.” “We strive to make each project unique and responsive to its brand, core idea and unique circumstances.” Read the full article here:

Hospitality Design Features DesignAgency’s Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis and Allen Chan on their ‘What I’ve Learned’ podcast series

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen from Hospitality Design recently sat down with DesignAgency’s Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis and Allen Chan for HD’s ‘What I’ve Learned’ podcast series. The conversation centres around DA’s beginnings working with restaurants and designing hotel branding before taking […]

Hospitality Design – Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa

Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa was featured in Hospitality Design’s ‘Rethinking Wellbeing’ issue. Come 2023, the area [Prince Edward County, Ontario] will also be home to a healing stay immersed in nature when the Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa opens […]

ArchDaily – Galleria III

Real estate development firm ELAD Canada has unveiled Galleria III, Toronto’s tallest flatiron building designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and DesignAgency.

DesignAgency interview with DesignWanted

Throwing the status quo out the window with DesignAgency.

Supper Magazine – Majordōmo Meat & Fish

American restauranteur and Momofuku founder David Chang has opened Majordōmo Meat & Fish, his second venue in Las Vegas.

Districto Oficina

Districto Oficina covers NeueHouse Bradbury in the July edition of their magazine.

Sleeper Magazine – NeueHouse Bradbury

DesignAgency craft the interiors of LA’s oldest landmarked building, creating a new destination for a forward-thinking hospitality group.

Boutique Design – Alexandra Bruemmer Cole

DesignAgency’s Alexander Bruemmer Cole is listed as one to watch by Boutique Design!

Darc – North America Design Report

DesignAgency are apart of the North America Design Report in darc December 2019. 

Hospitality Design – The Dalmar

Though Miami gets all the attention, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, nonetheless, is a hotspot vacation destination with a lot of potential. To capture the emerging city’s essence, Wurzak Hotel Group tapped DesignAgency to conceive a modern, yet playful design for the 209-room bolthole, the Dalmar.

The New York Times – NeueHouse Bradbury

The New York Times explore the future of co-working spaces.

Cool Hunting – Mama Rabbit

Mama Rabbit arrives on the Las Vegas strip

Interior Design – The Dalmar

DesignAgency Gives Fort Lauderdale’s The Dalmar Hotel a Mid-Century Modern Cachet

Supper – The Dalmar

Supper magazine features Sparrow Rooftop Bar at The Dalmar in Ft. Lauderdale.

FX – The Broadview Hotel

FX features The Broadview Hotel

Canadian Interiors – DesignAgency’s Block Party

Canadian Interiors covers DA’s 2019 Block Party in Toronto.

Hotelier Magazine – DesignAgency

DesignAgency taking the hotel industry by storm.

Design Milk – The Dalmar

The Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale: A Tribute to the Golden Age of Travel

The Spaces – Bar Wayo

Momofuku’s Bar Wayō frames views over New York’s East River. DesignAgency crafts warm interiors that heighten the views.

National Post, 3 October 2019

Known for their work designing luxury hotels and restaurants, including Toronto’s St. Regis Hotel and the award-winning Restaurant at Pearl Morrisette, DesignAgency has transformed the sporting lounge into a venue that looks like it came straight from the pages of […]

Hospitality Design – Bar Wayo

Complementing Pier 17 with a teak pergola, Bar Wayō marks the seventh collaboration between Momofuku and Toronto-based practice DesignAgency, which crafted an inviting atmosphere on the banks of the East River.

darc Magazine – St. Regis Hotel

darc Magazine covers St. Regis Hotel Toronto.

Gray Magazine – NeueHouse Bradbury

Gray Magazine features NeueHouse Bradbury.

Bob Magazine – St. Regis Hotel

Bob magazine features the St. Regis Hotel in Toronto.

Stay Overnight – The Broadview Hotel

Stay Overnight features The Broadview Hotel.

Perspective Magazine – Kojin and St. Regis Hotel

Perspective Magazine features Kojin and St. Regis Hotels.

Dwell – Node Living

Node’s New Co-Living Space Offers Instagram-Worthy Apartments For Rent

Globe & Mail – St. Regis Hotel

Designing the luxury St. Regis Hotel in Toronto. 

Forbes – St. Regis Hotel

The First St. Regis Hotel In Canada Opens With Seductively Stylish Appeal

Fairmont Magazine – Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Magazine covers Fairmont Tremblant.

Hospitality Design – St. Regis Toronto

St. Regis debuts in Canada

Nuvo Magazine Online, November 21st 2018

Toronto’s New and Noteworthy Restaurants 

Designlines – Kōjin

DesignAgency’s Kōjin Goes Beyond Ramen.

Azure Magazine – DesignAgency Partners

Azure features the DesignAgency partners and their prolific history.

ARIDO, Award Brochure – Broadview Hotel

Nuvo Magazine, September 24th 2018

KŌJIN, TORONTO – a restaurant worthy of the fire gods.

Canadian Interiors – The Broadview Hotel

This landmark Romanesque style building in Toronto’s east end was originally built in 1891 as factory offices, and converted a few years later into The Broadview Hotel.

Hospitality Design – Majordomo LA

Chang turned to longtime collaborator DesignAgency to help him “make something specific to the city and create a menu that pays tribute to its food traditions,” explains Anwar Mekhayech, principal and founding partner of the Toronto-based firm, along with Allen Chan and Matt Davis.

Azure Magazine – Majordomo LA

In Majordomo, DesignAgency Created an Eatery in David Chang’s Image.

Canadian Interiors – St Regis Hotel

Canadian Interiors features St. Regis Hotel Toronto.

Azure Magazine – Tokyo Smoke

From Dank to Swank: The Evolution of Pot Dispensary Design.

Hospitality Design – The Broadview Hotel

Hospitality Design features Broadview Hotel.

Dezeen Online – The Broadview Hotel

DesignAgency turns former strip club into boutique Toronto hotel.

Designlines Magazine – The Broadview Hotel

The Broadview Hotel goes from Skanky to Swanky

Gray Magazine – The Duniway

Luxe and Local The Duniway Emerges with New Design

Canada’s 100 Best – Generator Rome and Lena Restaurant

Generator Rome and Lena Restaurant listed as Canada’s best in Canadian Interiors magazine.

Forbes – The Duniway

In Portland, Redefining Luxury With History And A Touch Of Sass

Air Canada enRoute

Inside Toronto’s Newly Restored Broadview Hotel

Frame Web – Lena Restaurant

At Toronto’s Leña, Argentinean hospitality makes Art Deco feel accessible. – Generator Hostels

DesignAgency is helping to shake up the budget travel industry. – Generator Rome

Generator is making its Roman debut on Via Principe Amedeo, a short walk from the Colosseum and Termini Station. – Generator Amsterdam

Project: Generator Amsterdam

AMC – Generator Amsterdam

AMC covers Generator Amsterdam. – Generator Berlin

Project: Generator Berlin Mitte

ELLE UK – Generator Venice

ELLE UK covers Generator Venice.