The Hazelton Hotel is design decadent as only a true boutique hotel can be.
Owners and developers Peter Cohen and Bruce Greenberg pulled out all the stops when they signed on Toronto-based design firm Yabu Pushelberg to create the 77-room hotel's haute couture interiors and Canadian chef Mark McEwan to fashion the down-home-and-still-deluxe menu at One, the celebrity culinarian's dining room at The Hazelton.
But to keep true to the chic Yorkville neighborhood where it's located, the hotel is also home to Hazel, an emporium of elegantly high fashion by designers like Canadian-born Erdem and Paris-bred J. Mendel.
The men behind the modish selections are stylists Nicholas Mellamphy, a Torontonian who first honed his craft at Gucci, Chanel and Escada, and Steven Rozon, formerly of Gucci and Hermes.
Clearly, the exclusive picks of these taste-makers doesn't come cheap; merchandise prices range from $85 to $80,000 while hotel rates start at $425 a night. But if you're on the market for one-of-a-kind luxury lodging, this is where it's at.
In fact, The Hazelton is everything boutique hotels were before the big boys of brand accommodations came along and began slapping the boutique label on every new property they own.
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