Bisha | Toronto

Bisha | Toronto

The Vibe: The stylish Bisha marries laid-back glamour and sex-appeal with razor-sharp design. Chic public spaces are bold, lavish and textured, with panelled walls, natural stone, soft leathers, lacquered wood trimming and rich textiles. No design detail was left unconsidered.

Area: At the epicentre of Toronto’s Entertainment district, the Bisha is a five-minute walk to both Rogers Centre (home of Blue Jays baseball) and the CN Tower.

The DNA: After the famed Second City moved to a new location, the sketch comedy club’s former home—a mid-19th-century warehouse—was up for grabs. INK Entertainment CEO Charles Khabouth snapped it up, converting the heritage building into his crowning achievement, Bisha—a name that nods to his childhood nickname. For the interiors, he turned to longtime collaborator Alessandro Munge, principal of Studio Munge (the two have worked on more than 20 projects in 10 years), who handled the residences, multiple F&B venues, public spaces, and guest rooms. Art adds another dramatic layer thanks to Munge’s wife Grace Zeppilli of GZ International, who curated the property’s 2,000 artworks, incorporating pieces from Damien Hirst as well as a few tongue-in-cheek references to fashion, art, and pop culture throughout. Pieces by Jeff Koons are from Khabouth’s private collection, including the wall sconces in the elevator lobby.

Suite-Me-Up: An entire floor of suites (the hotel occupies the first eight floors of a 44-story condo tower) was designed by Lenny Kravitz, including the 185m2 (2,000 sq ft) Presidential Suite. Rock ‘n roll rules.

Seen: Hospitality Design

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 96 rooms & suites (37-188m2) (398-2,024 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2017 • architecture: Wallman Architects (Toronto) • interior design: Alessandro Munge (Toronto), Lenny Kravitz • bathroom amenities: Byredo • parking possible on-site (charged) ✅ pets friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible

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