The appearance of a new modern wing at the Drake Hotel, located in a historic building of the late XIX century, has become a new chapter in the history of the famous West Queen West district in Toronto. At one time, Drake became Toronto’s first design hotel. Today, the hotel has not only 32 new rooms, but also a bright, modern and very artistic common space with an elegant lobby behind a massive brass door and a cozy bar behind red velvet curtains.

Several teams worked on the image of the new hotel at once: Design Agency designers, Drake designer John Tong from +tongtong and Diamond Schmitt Architects as architects of the building. It is significant that all three studios are residents and fans of the West Queen West area and were developing a new landmark space for the quarter on the rights of local residents.

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

“Since the Drake Hotel opened 17 years ago, this area has transformed from a secret corner into a world-famous oasis of art, fashion and gastronomy”” says Anwar Mehaech, founder of Design Agency. “The interior design of the new wing is designed to show how Drake continues to be the center of this vibrant scene, rethinking and reinventing itself.”

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

The lobby of the hotel has become a place for both guests and residents of the quarter who meet here for the famous cocktails of the Drake Hotel. Eclectic mid-century furniture and a painted brick fireplace create an image of classic hospitality flavored with modern design. The center of the lobby is a walnut banquette flanked by two pillars and upholstered in a bright material with a mid-century print, and the sculptural reception desk designed by Odami Studio from Toronto picks up the artistic image of the lobby. 

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

The lobby bar actively interacts with the street: Drake has always been an important part of Queen Street and the curved full-height window located in the new lobby bar now attracts maximum attention. 

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

The entire design team are avid travelers, and their personal and professional experience has allowed us to create modern comfortable rooms. The rich colors of the rooms, the works of artists and branded wallpapers change from floor to floor, giving everyone a unique mood. To emphasize the local identity of the hotel, blankets, carpets with drawings and lamps are made to order by local craftsmen. 

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Brandon Barré Photography

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Brandon Barré Photography

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

Новое крыло отеля Drake в Торонто

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