HGTV Canada Blog
October 17, 2012 – Buffed by II BY IV DESIGN in a champagne a caviar palette with hits of aubergine, this 65-storey, 261-room hotel is for those who like it refined. The glamorous, 1940s-esque inky black lobby, with killer mosaic floors, is a standout. Ditto the lap pool on the 32nd floor, surrounded by windows and marble walls, offering sublime views of the city. In the dining room, dark herringbone floors, tufted banquettes and panelled walls signal old-world refinement free from the noose of stuffiness (thanks to high ceilings and lots of light). Guest rooms are heavy on moulding and marble. The presidential suite – the city’s largest and highest – features a soundproof media room, among other posh pleasantries.