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Monthly Media Round-Up: February 2018 Edition

Finally, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are thawing, which means spring is on the horizon. Before we can jump feet first into the new season, let’s take a look back at all that happened this past February:

First and foremost, The Broadview Hotel was named by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the Best New Hotels in the World! Siobhan Reid writes,

Housed in a landmark Romanesque Revival building, this boutique hotel in the ascendant East End is a cheeky mash-up of old and new. Neon art, rotary phones, and brass poles wink to the building’s past as a gentleman’s club; the boudoir aesthetic extends to the 58 rooms, with their red velvet drapes and floral wallpaper. Despite the throwback references, it all feels fresh and youthful — as does the local crowd that comes to knock back craft beers on the rooftop.

The Daily Hive also covered this accomplishment with a recap article reviewing the hotel and its new listing. We are honoured to be included on this list, thank you, Travel and Leisure!

February also saw further coverage relating to the design and decor of The Broadview Hotel with features in Dezeen and Design Milk. Dezeen’s Eleanor Gibson reviews the hotel room by room, focusing on the building’s history and an interview with DesignAgency.

“[We] looked to the building’s storied past and the neighbourhood’s youthful vibe to create an authentic atmosphere that is at once historic and contemporary, thoughtful and playful, and as laid-back and comfortable as the east-end itself,” said DesignAgency.

Design Milk’s article focused more on the details of the new space and the emotions behind them. Vy Tran wrote,

“Upon arrival, the lobby’s interiors set the tone for the rest of the hotel, an eclectic mix of industrial, retro and contemporary design. Custom furniture, like the emerald green leather + brass rail bench designed by DesignAgency and fabricated by Orior in Iceland, are sprinkled throughout the hotel and in the guest rooms.”

“The Civic Restaurant has a moodier ambience, like that of an aged tavern on a film noir set. The mix of deep colors and materials, rich leathers, brass fixtures and dark wood make the space feel glamorous and authentic without being stuffy.”

“The mood of the guest rooms evoke a boudoir, Victorian vibe with its dark ceilings, marble bathrooms, luxe upholstery by House of Hackney, and brass accents for a touch of glamor. All the beds, dressing tables and wet bars were custom designed by DesignAgency. The bathrooms add a contrast to the vintage rooms with a more modern, floor-to-ceiling stone and glass design.”

Thank you for the love Dezeen and Design Milk!

In January, the hotel hosted an extra special wedding event that happened to be a surprise wedding! Adam and Lexie’s special story was captured by Rebecca Wood and featured in Toronto Life this month. Having invited their guests to the event under the pretence of a black-tie engagement party, the couple surprised everyone by actually marrying that evening. The Broadview Hotel’s Lincoln Hall served as home-base for the event, which was transformed into a Gatsby garden party vibe. 

Photo by Rebecca WoodAnd lastly, Fathom ran an east-end neighbourhood tour this month that recommended finishing your day’s adventures at The Broadview Hotel. “Take the elevator to the roof before sunset for cocktails and panoramic city views. Grab a small bite, or head down to The Civic, the Broadview’s superb restaurant for elevated, seasonal Canadian cuisine in a dining room that exudes old-world Victorian flare.”

With winter in the rearview mirror and warmer months ahead, we can’t wait to welcome those who have been hibernating back to the hotel.

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