Leisure & Hospitality International 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 73
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ties. It later became the Brownstone Hotel, and at one time
housed one of the best-known jazz clubs in Toronto. Most
recently, it was a Comfort Hotel. A fresh coat of black paint
and a complete overhaul of its interior, designed by Cecconi
Simone Inc., have brought the 11-story building back to its
heyday as it reopens as a 104-room luxurious hotel.
"The Anndore House has a creative soul and we lovingly
share our passion for art and culture to kindred spirits,"
the company says. "You'll discover some of Toronto's most
talented artistry in our building's finishes. They're all one of
a kind. Just like us."
The Anndore House is the latest concept from Silver
Hotel Group, a family-owned hotel business with about 20
locations in Canada. "We are dedicated to providing business and leisure travelers with the perfect home away from
home," Silver Hotel Group says. "We challenge our managers and associates to exceed our guests' expectations.
"Our team supports our hotels to ensure a culture driven
by employees engagement, guest satisfaction, great hotel
assets ... resulting in financial success for the group," the
The Anndore House's location in the heart of Toronto will
make it an appealing base of operations for tourists and
business guests alike. Guests can easily walk to the famed
Mink Mile shopping district - Toronto's equivalent of New
York's Fifth Avenue and Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The
beautiful Queen's Park and an assortment of museums are
also only a few blocks away.
With our guests in mind, we
have created a place where
they can feel at home.
There's plenty of comfort to be found in the rooms as well.
Units range from 225 square feet up to 550 square feet for a
master suite, more space than many comparable hotels.
The rooms exude a modern-retro design, with exposed
brick walls, appealing artwork and iPod-compatible vinyl
record players. The units' bathrooms are equipped with rainforest-style showers.
Although the rooms blend the old with the new, the
technology inside is all cutting edge. Through an Anndore
House app for mobile devices, guests can control their room
temperature, lighting and even order room service.
"This is your industrially designed, calm oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown," the company says.
FUSING OLD AND NEW
Once guests return from a productive day of exploring
Toronto, they can enjoy The Anndore House's plethora of
amenities and comforts. The hotel is outfitted with its own
barbershop, a fitness center and private meeting rooms.
The building also features two restaurants: Constantine and
Scarlet Door. Constantine is a new concept by the owners
of La Palma, an Italian eatery in Toronto. The Studio Munge
designed restaurant will feature a 145-seat dining room,
an open kitchen and will serve a menu inspired by Middle
Eastern and Italian dishes.
Scarlet Door is the more casual counterpart to Constantie. Located next to the larger restaurant, the lobby café offers coffee and pastries to guests and visitors in the morning
and afternoon. Artwork of a blindfolded courtesan wielding
a guitar greets customers and recalls the new wave scene
of 1970s and '80s Toronto. "The café name pays homage to
the area's charmingly checkered past and acts as a beacon
for those searching for an entryway into a unique coffee and
pastry counter," the company says.
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