Tucked away in the coolest area in T-Dot, is the new Thompson Hotel (and in fact this is their first foray into the international hotel scene). This hotel is a gorgeous glass and almost-finished building with 102 guest rooms designed by Studio Gaia, and an adjoining residence. It was no wonder that the grand-opening party of this mecca of cool on last Thursday night was fantastic. Walking in I was totally impressed by the amazing 3D mural by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal that runs along the interior wall of the luxe lobby.
The guests were encouraged to explore every aspect of the hotel from the glorious rooftop, to the basement club which will no doubt be packed with Toronto’s finest in no time. There were also open pillow fights in the ballroom (which lead to a few too many feathers but a lot of fun…). Most notable get-up I saw, over and over again, was the romper (of course) which seems to have caught on in spades in Toronto. The real stylin’ peeps at the party were my new TO friends who adopted me, R + V + D and it was pretty fun having a runway-off, thanks to them accepting me as the mini-model…ps: they are actual models and put me to shame!…
The roof was definitely the place to be, with breathtaking views of the city, areas to lounge in and a serene infinity pool.
I noticed the girls serving drinks on the roof were wearing totally cutting edge dresses, adding to the already overflowing style.
The too-cool-for-school 24 hour diner, the Counter, was dishing out amazing sliders, playing Grease on the flat screens and every waiter/waitress had on the best uniform I have ever seen…and fyi, I will be living at this resto every time I am back in Toronto (not to mention the Thompson Toronto’s two other notable restaurants opening soon, Scarpetta and Wabora)…
In the spirit of the Thompson, their awesome party and in the interest of growing who follows my blog, I am giving away a pair of brand new Converse to one of my followers who’s name I will pull at random and announce next Monday, June 28th, 2010. Good luck and please click the “follow” link to get your chance at winning this iconic footwear (and also to get notified when I post something new…)!
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