Marriott International is on an expansion streak. While it has only just opened its new W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen at the base of Aspen Mountain, the hotel giant has moved swiftly to announce plans to bring W Toronto to life, with the help of Larco, a hospitality management company based in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

W Toronto will be W Hotels' first property in Toronto, scheduled for opening in Summer 2020 if everything goes according to plan. Without a doubt, Marriott International is thrilled to bring W Hotels' famous bold design, signature Whatever/Whenever® service and innovative programming to the major Canadian city. As it stands, there is burgeoning demand for luxury accommodation options in Canada and Marriott International is more than happy to cater to that demand.

For those who are wondering, W Toronto will offer 255 guest rooms in Toronto's trendy Yorkville neighborhood. Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel will be rebranded and remodeled extensively when it debuts as W Toronto next summer.

Guests will be pleased to know design studios, chic cafes, polished bars, fine-dining establishments, galleries and upscale boutiques are all located within a stone's throw away from the property sitting on 90 Bloor Street East.

Of course, W Toronto will be home to several F&B venues, including a specialty restaurant, a rooftop restaurant on the 9th floor that's also open to the public with a glass exterior elevator; a unique coffee and cocktail bar; and an indoor/outdoor lobby bar and lounge. Those looking to keep fit will enjoy the on-site 3,300-square-foot fitness facility while those who need a unique venue for social and corporate events have access to 4,800 square feet of meeting space.

As per W Hotels' brand philosophy to be distinctive like the city the W property is located in, W Toronto's public and room aesthetics will incorporate social, historical and physical elements of Toronto. Guests of W Toronto will enjoy modern luxury just like what other W hotels around the world offer, but with touches unique to the city of Toronto.

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