Love can strike anywhere, but it’s likelier if it has some help. Here are three far-flung hotels guaranteed to inflame the passions of design lovers in particular.
Studio Munge’s goal for the Bisha Hotel, which takes up nine floors of a slender, 44-storey condo/hotel tower in Toronto’s Entertainment District, is unambiguous: to create a “sensual” atmosphere conducive to getting to know others, whether “for a night or a lifetime.”
In the 96 rooms and suites, this includes strategically positioned lights sparkling on lacquered furnishings and exotic marbles. Beds featuring supple blue leather upholstery sit atop graphically patterned carpeting in the bedrooms, while bathrooms boast sleek white soaker tubs set against vibrant poster art.
The adult playground vibe extends to the public areas. Located just off the lobby, the dimly lit ground-floor bar is dotted with plush green velvet seating and marble-topped tables trimmed in gold; a dramatic black-marble fireplace dominates one end of the space. On the 44th floor, a restaurant and bar offering panoramic city and lake views is marked by white oak walls, ivory ceramic tabletops and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an infinity pool.
Directly below the rooftop restaurant is a private events space that can accommodate up to 230 people, although it’s clear from its design and sensibility that the Bisha is geared most enthusiastically to one-on-one encounters.