Pour another Rob Roy and settle in at Bisha Hotel Toronto, where geometric prints and moody color schemes are giving off all the right kind of glam vibes. Harkening back to the height of retro decadence, this is disco-meets-fashion, a decade reimagined with quality materials and lush textures, creating a space that feels luxurious and casual at the same time. The lobby gives a nod to a bygone era of power players and glamour models, with crushed velvet paneled walls trimmed with jet-black lacquered wood and an etched golden reception desk with matching backdrop wall. Bold, boundary-pushing art choices — a fuchsia Jeff Koons sculpture in the lobby, a framed Damien Hirst scarf for Alexander McQueen in the lounge, Andy Warhol pop art prints in corridors, powerful Maxine Bocken photography in washrooms — are abundant. Named for famous artists — the Nina, the Frank, the Grace, the Stella — the rooms are fitted out with the same luxury retro styling. Armoires, cocktail carts, and custom beds, alongside prints of supermodels and magazine covers in silver, black, and white frames, evoke the feel of a vogueish residence. Audacious and provocative, Bisha Hotel emboldens and empowers.
Bisha Hotel Toronto Does Retro Right
At a glance
Vibe: Artistic and sophisticated with a nod to the sultry 1970s.
This Place Is Perfect For: Global citizens, artful movers, and influencers; the elevated fashion, art, and design will appeal to power players and fashion and media crowds alike.
On Site: A rooftop infinity pool, with expansive views of Toronto and close proximity to the drinks list at Kōst, will be hard to tear yourself away from. A meeting space, located on the penultimate floor, provides rooms for a range of events and is large enough for 230 guests. The hotel also provides access to an on-site fitness center.
What to do nearby
Bisha is located on prime real estate, sitting on the border of the city’s fashion, entertainment, and financial districts, with Chinatown and Downtown and the Lake Ontario waterfront all in easy walking distance. Head to Old Toronto to visit St Lawrence Market, one of the world’s best food markets, for a wide selection of artisanal and local goodies to sample, like cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, and seafood. Try a renowned peameal bacon bun from Carousel Bakery or any of the award-winning offerings from Mustachio. Take a walk along Queen Street West for Toronto’s best shopping, including boutique Oak + Fort, The Cure Apothecary, and vintage finds at F As In Frank. For a nightcap, visit the dining room and bar at Alo, and get views of the city downtown.