Champalimaud Design updates the Fairmont Royal York’s 18th floor.
By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans
Photographs courtesy Fairmont Royal York
This summer, a grande dame of the Toronto skyline—
the 90-year-old Fairmont Royal York—is receiving a revamp of its 18th floor by New York firm Champalimaud Design, including the airy new Fairmont Gold lounge and guest suites decked in gray and gilt. “The design is a romantic reverie evoking a sense of pause,” says Jon Kastl, a partner at Champalimaud.
“You’ll find Art Deco-inspired motifs paired with details informed by the country’s English and French heritage.” Among them: white Italian marble fireplaces, herringbone parquet wood floors, and plaster bas-reliefs set above the headboards that echo the spires of the Toronto skyline.