Author: Gladstone

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44-Storey Bisha Tops Off in the Entertainment District

When we last checked in on the 44-storey Bisha in November, it was only the 17-storey Bisha. After beginning to rise into Toronto's Entertainment District skyline towards the end of last year, the tower now stands at its full height on Blue Jays Way. Last...

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2017 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Toronto Venues for Meetings and Events

Looking for a new venue to host your next event? Here are the most anticipated Toronto restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels, conference centers, and party rooms to open this year. These new and renovated Toronto venues will accommodate groups large or small for private and...

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Can club king Charles Khabouth conquer the hotel business?

Charles Khabouth has a recurring vision—his personal castle in the sky—of a big, elegant supper club that morphs into a dance club over the course of an evening. A place where a sophisticated clientele can eat dinner, then stay and party. Or better yet, they’d stay...

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Historic lobbies live on

There was a time when Canada’s largest city wasn’t a cluster of soaring glass towers, when buildings were made of stone masonry and didn’t block out the sunlight. Toronto wasn’t this country’s biggest city then – that honour fell to Montreal – but as the banking...

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The 17 Trendiest Hotel Brands

Parent Company: The OE Collection was thought up by Loews and chairman Jonathan Tisch during a long meeting about the future of the hotel industry. Seeing themselves as a collection of brands, as opposed to a brand collection, Loews is giving its partners greater independence...

These 15 Hotel Brands are Reshaping the Travel Industry

What it is: “Original Experiences” define the OE Collection, Loews Hotels & Resorts’ new ode to culture and location. Where it is: So far, Loews has added only the forthcoming Bisha, in Toronto, to the OE Collection. Properties in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and San...

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Parade of New Lifestyle Hotels Continues in 2015

Last year was the Year of the Lifestyle Hotel, with Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental among the many players introducing new brands or making acquisitions in this hot market segment. After less than a month, 2015 looks on pace to surpass it. Three major hotel operators – Hyatt,...

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Kravitz to bring a touch of soul to Toronto hotel Bisha

When Lenny Kravitz isn’t touring the globe, filling stadiums and living the life of a pampered rock star, he’d rather be shopping for furniture. Or looking at wallpaper. Or checking out carpet. Seriously. The 47-year old, seven-time Grammy Award-winning rocker has been commissioned for his first Canadian assignment:...