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A First Look at Delta's New Flagship Hotel in Toronto

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  Site Where: 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Canada
December 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM | by | ()

Toronto's Southcore financial district has a new, accommodating kid on the block that should fit right in with all those snazzy business suits and dresses. The all-Canadian brand Delta Hotels & Resorts has initiated its extreme makeover with the debut of its new flagship, the 567-room Delta Toronto, which opened last month. Reinventing itself as a sophisticated-yet-youthful luxury brand, was the name of the game for Delta's reinvention; and it seems they've succeeded, thanks to the sterling work of internationally acclaimed Champalimaud Design.

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This is Life at the Hotel Bel-Air, Admiring 24k Gold Chandeliers While Selecting Your Massage Music

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  Site Where: 701 Stone Canyon Road [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90077
November 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

This was meant to go yesterday for Design Thursdays but we got a little sidetracked. Maybe you can slot it in for Fun Fridays?

As you probably already know, there were so many shimmery and gilded new things to lust after inside the reopened Hotel Bel-Air but we were left starry-eyed by these 24k gold-plated, laser-cut brass chandeliers hanging in the relaxation room inside the hotel's La Prairie Spa.

The chandeliers were selected by the spa's interior designer, Alexandra Champalimaud, who also glammed up the hotel's rooms and suites. But of course, this being the relaxation room and all, the chandeliers gave off the perfect amount of glow--not too bright and not too dark that we couldn't see the music selection menu for our treatment. Yes, the spa actually allows you to pick your desired treatment music.

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Inside a Canyon View Suite at The Hotel Bel-Air

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  Site Where: 701 Stone Canyon Road [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States
October 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM | by | ()

Welcome to our newest new feature, Design Thursdays! Thursdays are now our day to focus on hotel design through photo tours, video walkthroughs and interviews with hotel designers. Got a cool hotel design story we should know about? Let us know!

If you followed our live-blog of the recently reopened Hotel Bel-Air yesterday, you got to see a sneak peek of the new guestrooms and suites inside the hotel. (Missed it? Don't worry, it's still right here.) Today, we can show you a little more, starting off with the drop dead luxurious Canyon View Suite in the hotel's lower canyon--or more explicitly, to the left of the new lobby and restaurant.

These accommodations are the newest ones for the hotel (i.e. never existed before!) yet despite this, the Canyon View rooms and suites look very much a part of the hotel...on the outside that is. The exterior is the same pink as the other buildings and the modern stairways leading up to the rooms are the only real giveaway that this was not here before.

(Still, even if you were a frequent visitor to the Bel-Air before the renovations, you will find yourself second-guessing what was here before and what was not quite a bit. Everything but the pool looks so different.)

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