Ahead of its 30th anniversary, the InterContinental Yorkville has revealed its fresh new look following a $12 million renovation.
“We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. We were the first boutique hotel in Toronto so it was time to showcase what’s new and different about us,” Shaun Pearson, executive assistant manager, told PressToday. “We gutted the guest rooms, our bathrooms were 30 years old so it was really nice to give them a fresh new look. All the guest rooms are brand new.”
Located in Yorkville, Pearson said the goal was to bring the thriving arts and culture scene in the area into the hotel as opposed to fashion.
“We’ve included our partners in the renovation so on the 7th floor there is going to be a ROM display, Gardiner Museum and Bata Shoe Museum,” he said. “Everyone thinks fashion and that’s what Yorkville is, and it is, but there is so much art and culture in the area and that’s what we’re including.”
From Oct. 23 to Nov. 20, every Wednesday the hotel is offering a special three-course wine pairing menu at Signatures Restaurant in partnership with Pasqua vineyard, founded in 1925 in Verona, Italy. The dinner is offered at $99 p.p. with a limited 20 seats available per evening. Most of the featured wines are not available at the LCBO.
In late November InterContinental Yorkville, the first InterContinental hotel in Canada, will relaunch its popular Proof Igloos, where guests and locals can enjoy dinner or drinks in heated igloos. Earlier this year the hotel brand celebrated the opening of its 200th hotel in China.
In the photos:
1-3) a look at the presidential suite at the newly renovated InterContinental Yorkville.
4) The setup for the three-course wine pairing menu.
5) International wine sommelier, Paul Desroches, Canada regional sales manager for Pasqua.