Toronto-based DesignAgency has been awarded the prestigious International Hotel Design Award at the 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for its design of LOUIX LOUIS, the gilded 31st floor grand bar and restaurant inside The St. Regis Toronto.
Billed as “A mystical and alluring place to enjoy forgotten classics and rediscover the lost charm of conversation”, LOUIX LOUIS soars 31 floors above the glittering Toronto skyline in the heart of downtown.
Inspired by Toronto’s heritage as one of the largest distillery districts in the world during the turn of the 19th century, the dramatic interior and its 60-foot ceiling mural ‘Bouquet of Whisky’ by Toronto muralist Madison van Rijn, is designed to represent the inside of a glistening crystal whisky glass.
At the heart of the restaurant is the glamorous two-storey-high grand bar showcasing over 500 dark spirits.
According to Tim Terceira, General Manager of The St. Regis Toronto, “We are thrilled that DesignAgency has received this prestigious recognition for their work, in partnership with the Marriott Luxury Design team, for LOUIX LOUIS.
“The striking design and modern elegance have set a new standard for luxury hotel restaurants within Canada and we are proud to receive this honour alongside DesignAgency.”
Photography: Brandon Barré