In doing research for an article on McDonald's for Jaunted, we came across the website of one Studio Gaia, an NYC-based design firm. Under their "Projects-Hospitality" section, we found the TT photos. Yes, the same firm who designed where you will next eat your McNuggets, will also do your future stay at Thompson Hotels.
We're kind of liking this setup, especially the wall of curtains that wrap around to the windows. Behind the bed, you can pull those curtains back to reveal a mirror and um, you can do whatever you'd like with that. Plus, this might be the first time we've see Thompson use such a bright red color in their rooms.
We also like the desk/entertainment system set-up (red chairs!) and we are 99.9 percent positive that is a Keurig machine to the right of desk. Keurig, a single-cup coffee maker, is one of the hot new coffee makers on the market. It's not as good as the Illy espresso machine we loved at the Viceroy Miami but we use it at home everyday. In fact, we're gonna use it right now.
While the studio's website says they completed this project in December 2008, the hotel is not yet open. We have heard whispers that Thompson Toronto would open this winter but so far, the hotel's website is sticking with just a broad 2009 opening date. That's probably best, since we went back and forth so much on Smyth Tribeca.
It's ok, Thompson. Take your time.