Four Seasons Hotel Toronto d|bar

A sharp balance

Hospitality

While Four Seasons Toronto is a formal hotel, the design provides a comfortable ease that retains the essence of the luxury brand. Its new design has reinvigorated the lobby and d|bar, successfully striking a balance between elegant formality and relaxing comfort. Building off her original design of the lobby and bar, Principal Alison McNeil’s modernist update pays homage to Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp. The tribute is most apparent in “Sharp’s Corner”. Tucked away in a nook beneath the lobby stairs, this space is adorned with images of Mr. Sharp’s early career.

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Location
Toronto, ON
Client
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
Completion
2018
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Interior Design

Clear progression

This redesign follows a symmetrical plan, with a logical progression from reception, to lobby, to lounge and into the bar. 

Intuitive flow

This path is defined by pulling back the carpet, which addressed a challenge in the previous lobby where guests cut through the space, interrupting quiet conversation zones.

Adaptability

The update defines these zones for either privacy or socialization.

New directions

Refined and whimsical, a subtle colour scheme carries blush, olive, natural grey and brass through the space’s custom-made furniture and fixtures.

Subtle connectivity

Charging stations are discretely nestled in custom-designed millwork, so guests are never in need.

The Team

You can’t tell the story of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto without telling the story of Mr. Sharp himself. This hotel has a heart behind it – a person who deeply believes in this city and the Four Seasons brand.

Alison McNeil – Principal Interior Designer
Sport meets art

A large art installation behind the bar doubles as screens to air sporting events – an essential element in sports-mad Toronto.

Most of time, the supersized screen displays visuals by Moss & Lam. It can also be programmed to feature commissioned pieces from local artists.