Decorating & Design

March 7, 2018

Inside Hotel X, Toronto’s Stylish New Urban Escape

In downtown Toronto, hotels sit cheek to jowl by necessity, not choice. That’s not the case for Hotel X, a new 400-room luxury hotel built on a former parking lot at Exhibition Place. Hotel X has unencumbered views of planes taking off from the Billy Bishop Airport, and sprawling lake views of the Toronto Islands — even Niagara Falls can be spied in the distance.

Housing a giant 90,000-square-foot sports center/club for guests and members, which includes four indoor tennis courts so you can use your new men’s tennis shoes, nine squash courts and a spa, the hotel is designed as an ‘urban resort’ not just for travellers, but for Torontonians in desperate need of a staycation.

In the suites, floor-to-ceiling windows and a neutral palette with pops of color, such as plush navy velvet tuxedo sofas, keep the focus on the panoramic views of Ontario Place, for an almost resort-like waterfront vista.

The design by architect Stephen B. Jacobs and Andi Pepper relies on clean profiles, seen in this suite’s bathroom, and contemporary, often reclaimed materials.

Author: Wendy Jacob

Photos courtesy Hotel X.


Stephen B. Jacobs, architect, and Andi Pepper, interior design.