The Bisha Hotel, Toronto

A new suite in the city.

A preserved brick façade and towering black doors give the Bisha Hotel a mysterious street presence, but step inside the lobby and a welcoming sultriness awaits—with a touch of drama. A metallic fuchsia Jeff Koons sculpture here, a velvet-curtained entrance to the moody Mister C bar there, and, through another doorway, a staircase slathered in gold paint climbs up to the eponymous restaurant of Michelin-starred Japanese chef Akira Back.


Bisha Hotel Toronto

The hotel’s sexy, bold aesthetic is a result of design firm Studio Munge. Photo by Brandon Barre.


Bisha entered Toronto’s hotel scene in September 2018 with a glittery splash, hosting TIFF parties within its very first days of opening. The property, a brainchild of lifestyle impresario Charles Khabouth (INK Entertainment) and developers Sam Herzog and Mel Pearl (Lifetime Developments), has a sexy, bold aesthetic which is a result of Toronto-based firm Studio Munge, along with Lenny Kravitz, who designed the seventh-floor suites. Buttery leather and marble details pervade, while Interview magazine cover prints hang on walls and scarves from a Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen collaboration are framed in the bar. Art takes centre stage here in many facets: minibars brim with Brandon Olsen chocolates decorated with a Jackson Pollock–style splatter, while rooms are named after artists and creative souls—the Yves, the Andy, the Stella.


Bisha Hotel Toronto

The velvet-curtained entrance to the moody Mister C bar. Photo by Maxime Bocken.


The pièce de résistance, however, has just been unveiled in the form of a lavish Bisha Suite, which opened at the end of April 2018. The property’s crown jewel is a 2,000-square-foot, two-storey space for entertaining in opulence; no expense has been spared. There’s one sumptuous bed, a pillow-filled living room, and a dining room that seats eight. The upstairs bathroom is finished with golden spider marble floors, while the enormous terrace is a sanctuary above the city with space to seat 12 at all hours of the day or night—champagne, anyone?


Bisha Hotel Toronto

Unveiled at the end of April 2018, the Bisha Suite is the hotel’s pièce de résistance. The 2,000-square-foot, two-storey space is designed for entertaining in opulence.


The Bisha Hotel, 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto.


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