Yabu Pushelberg to Redesign The Hazelton Hotel
The Hazelton Hotel is getting a makeover designed by Yabu Pushelberg that will reshape the guest experience and renew the approach to food and beverage at Chef Mark McEwan’s ONE Restaurant.
Since it opened its doors in 2008, The Hazelton has become a symbol of luxury within the city. As the original design firm, Yabu Pushelberg’s team shares a commitment to preserving the establishment’s identity with a reinterpretation of the hotel’s unparalleled aesthetic.
“The Hazelton Hotel was one of our first major interior projects, and to have the opportunity to re-envision the hotel’s experience was an exercise in our evolution as designers, expanding on our original vision through subtle, incremental design decisions that will invigorate the guest experience,” says George Yabu, Founding Partner, Yabu Pushelberg.
The reimagined lobby will incorporate a palette of soft creams and pewters as well as custom-designed oversized furniture pieces, accented by the original deep-green stone slab flooring and leather paneling.
New menus by Chefs Mark McEwan and Darby Piquette will feature diverse yet approachable fare in the restaurant and bar’s new sleek design.
“ONE restaurant has become known as a Yorkville hotspot and I am excited for the opportunity to work with Yabu Pushelberg again to create a stylish setting that complements ONE’s contemporary menus,” says Chef Mark McEwan, Chef and Founder, The McEwan Group.
The team plans to redesign 77 guest rooms and three signature suites with layered textures, modern technologies and a contemporary palette of soft greys, pops of teal, along with bronze paneling and rose-tinted mirrors.
An oasis for the body and mind, the renovation of the Spa by Valmont at The Hazelton will include a refined spa space and gym, as well as a new couples’ massage room.
“The Hazelton was born with the vision of bringing international luxury to Toronto. This exciting next step reasserts our passion for continually elevating the standards of luxury within our city, as well as within the wider global hospitality industry,” says Hani Roustom, Managing Director, The Hazelton Hotel.
The hotel and restaurant will remain open during the renovation, which is slated for completion by early summer 2020.