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Hilton Toronto Unveils Renovated Accommodations and Introduces All‑New Lobby Bar and Brasserie, Frenchy

Hilton Toronto - Lobby Lounge
Hilton Toronto
Thoughtful design details are revealed in Hilton Toronto’s reimagined guest rooms
and elevated restaurant experience

Toronto, ON – Located in the city’s downtown core, Hilton Toronto invites locals and visitors near and far for a reimagined hotel experience. In addition to unveiling its recently renovated rooms, meticulously designed to offer the utmost comfort and style, the urban property is introducing Toronto’s newest French bar and brasserie, Frenchy. A haven for leisure and business travellers alike and conveniently located steps away from the city’s hot spots, Hilton Toronto invites returning and new guests to a refined home away from home.  

A New Lobby Experience

Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted by a transformed lobby, exuding an engaging ambiance and a sense of closeness. Realized by renowned studio DesignAgency and in collaboration with Barney River, the lobby’s revitalized structure and layout boast softened concrete surfaces, enriched sightlines, and improved flow between entrances and amenities. Personalizing the arrival process, individual desks now replace the traditional long check-in counter, allowing for intimate service and a refined experience for individuals and groups. Complementing the tailored check-in, The Market, reminiscent of a chic general store, provides convenient snacks and refreshments for those on the move.

Following check-in, guests looking to ease into their stay can further explore the redesigned lobby - a welcoming space designed for unwinding and socializing. With inviting areas suitable for work, relaxation, and dining, the redesigned space sets the stage for memorable experiences. At its heart, Frenchy adds a touch of sophistication to Hilton Toronto’s signature hospitality. The oval-shaped bar serves everything from freshly brewed coffee to artisanal cocktails. At the same time, plush banquettes and armchairs invite guests to unwind in comfort in both the lounge and dining areas. Tucked away within Frenchy lies a private dining room wrapped with lacquered cabinets showcasing a selection of wines – a perfect setting for meetings, tastings, and special occasions. As the hotel’s focal point, livening the entire space and creating a vibrant hub of social interaction, Frenchy redefines the traditional lobby bar experience by providing the perfect balance of intimacy and versatility. 

“Collaborating with Hilton Hotels and Resorts on revitalizing its Downtown Toronto property was an exciting project,” said Matt Davis, founding partner, DesignAgency. “With the goal of elevating the hotel’s existing elegance and service, we are honoured to have contributed to the city’s hospitality landscape by reimagining the previous space as a vibrant and lively new experience."  

Local Artistry 

Magnifying the property’s ideal positioning in the city and surrounding community, the lobby is elevated with a captivating collection of artwork, many of which are custom commissions. Spotlighting local art galleries, the pieces reflect the hotel’s commitment to curating a unique and culturally relevant environment. Near the elevators and The Market are three striking pieces from Thompson Landry Gallery, an art gallery in Toronto's historic Distillery District. Rives and Aborder L'Inconnue No. 1 by Carol Bernier, and Ethereal Ascension by SylT, evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. In Frenchy’s private dining room, two commissioned pieces, also from Thompson Landry Gallery, are positioned perfectly to create an artistic ambiance of sophistication and contemplation - Muddy Feet Pressing to Early Coffee Stands and It's Only the Breeze Travelling by France Jodoin. Also found in the bar and brasserie, photographs from LUMAS add diversity to the artistic narrative within the space. Guests can admire Sorrento 1992 by Bart Van Leeuwen and Vie du Jour, captured by Will Falize. Fostering community engagement and connection, the chosen pieces support locality and further solidify the hotel’s sense of place.  

Hilton Toronto - Frenchy - Dining
Hilton Toronto - Frenchy - Dining

Room Renovations  

Upstairs, the hotel's accommodations are remodelled with meticulous thought and regard for accommodating and ensuring comfort, a sense of belonging and ease for guests away from home. Positioning the Toronto location as a must-visit Hilton destination, the design approach embodies a fusion of timelessness and elegance with contemporary sophistication. A seamless blend of tradition and modernity, classic shapes and a thoughtfully selected neutral and light palette evoke a sense of warmth and comfort, purposefully setting the stage for a truly memorable stay. This deliberate interplay of bold blue accents envelops guests in an environment that transcends fleeting trends. The guest room renovations not only redefine Hilton accommodations but also establish a new benchmark for excellence in hospitality. Grounded in ageless design principles and a commitment to spaces embodying sophistication, comfort and practicality, Hilton Toronto is emerging as a beacon of superior hospitality within Canada's vibrant landscape. 

“We are thrilled to unveil a new chapter in our hospitality story,” said Andy Loges, area general manager, Hilton Toronto. “Our renovation is more than a physical transformation; it's a testament to our dedication to curating immersive and unforgettable experiences for our guests. From the addition of Frenchy to the enhanced design of our accommodations, every detail reflects our dedication to creating an environment where guests can come, enjoy and linger. We want every stay and meal to be more than time well spent - instead, we want them to be cherished memories.” 

Hilton Toronto and Frenchy are located at 145 Richmond St W. Frenchy is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. - for more information and reservations, please visit the official Instagram page here, and website here. To book a stay at Hilton Toronto, please click here, and to stay up-to-date with all hotel happenings, follow the property’s official Instagram here.  

Media Contacts

Brielle Viveen Senior Account Manager, Halo & Co. brielle@haloandco.co
Carrie Wong Complex Marketing Manager, Hilton Toronto carrie.wong@hilton.com

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 


About Barney River

Established in 1981, Barney River has emerged as one of Canada's most esteemed private real estate investment companies, with over forty years in hospitality property management. Synonymous with sustainable financial growth and long-term success, Barney River is renowned for its commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for hotel guests and stands as the trusted partner for admired institutional brands such as Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International. With an extensive portfolio encompassing legendary locations like The Rosemont Residence, The Westin Harbour Castle, and the Hilton Toronto, Barney River consistently demonstrates its expertise in guest experience while simultaneously preserving value for partners. To learn more about Barney River and its transformative impact on the real estate investment landscape, visit barneyriver.com.