Staycations are one of our favourite things to do as a family and it has been so long since we’ve been out to feature a hotel. This summer we were invited to experience the new 1 Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. You can check out their property here!
Let me start by saying, it’s about time that Toronto has a hotel that is dedicated to sustainability, we were truly blown away by all of the eco friendly details at this property. Honestly, we were so impressed!
When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by super friendly staff that were so proud and excited to introduce us to this property and a super cool Tesla hotel car for guest usage. The excitement for this new Toronto hotel and the pride in the staff was contagious. We entered 1 Hotel Toronto and I felt like I was transported to another world, a lush boho, naturalists dream. I am totally in love with this hotel, every square foot of it. The Flora Lounge by the lobby has the most extravagant live green wall with sustainably locally sourced flora & fauna, the wall is a true piece of art. This lounge is full of gorgeous green tones of velvet, live edge tables and tree stump stools and all of the wood tables in this hotel were salvaged from the Toronto ice storm. Some of the tables even have coordinates of where they were salvaged, we love this!
This hotel also has a super fun monthly curated chalkboard calendar in the lobby which lists fitness activities, culinary experiences and live music on site. I believe during September they have a Fall Equinox Sound and Social event as well as a Full Moon Sunset Yoga class too.
Let’s talk about the rooms! All of the rooms at the 1 Hotel Toronto have organic bedding, in room greenery, filtered tap water (yup, you read that right), yoga mats, free wifi and so many other great features. I believe all the rooms are smoke free as well which is amazing! We stayed in the City Two Beds room at the hotel as there were 4 of us and we were super comfortable, we were so impressed that our gift as we checked into our room was a variety of fresh fruit (no disposable packaging) and fresh pressed juices in reusable glass bottles. A perfect welcome package for our family, I was so thankful! We were also pleasantly surprised to learn about the hotel having filtration systems for all of their taps, and that the water bottles they give out to guests are reusable. Even the snacks in the mini bar were on the healthier, organic side!
You might be wondering if there is a pool at this property or what kind of gym it has and they have both. 1 Hotel Toronto partnered with some of the world’s top personal trainers to create a state-of-the-art gym and provide their exclusive training services. There is a gym called ‘The Field House’ that has state of the art gym equipment and group fitness and wellness classes that are complimentary for hotel guests. You can lounge poolside on the pool deck and take in the views of the city, enjoy some fresh pressed juices and a meal.
Food is key for us when sharing a hotel with you and this property did not disappoint! The team treated our family to a dinner at the 1 Kitchen for some delicious farm to table cuisine with Executive Chef, Derek Powers Jr. We felt like we were transported back to Charleston, this is a zero waste operation that focuses on sustainable, locally sourced ingredients…the vibe and food were equally amazing and we can’t wait to go back! You can check out the menu for 1 Kitchen here.