October 7, 2019

DesignAgency and The St. Regis Toronto Win Best International Hotel Design Award for LOUIX LOUIS at the 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

London, England — 07/10/19 — 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.

Now in its 11th year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a prestigious, globally recognized competition, dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces. The award was presented at the annual gala event at London’s King’s Cross on October 3, 2019. LOUIX LOUIS was selected from hundreds of projects submitted from 70 countries by a celebrated jury, comprised of industry leading professionals working in design, architecture, hospitality, and lifestyle media.

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.

In response to the win, DesignAgency Principal Allen Chan stated, “We are delighted to receive this international recognition for LOUIX LOUIS and are proud to be a part of the team that worked so diligently to equate The St. Regis Toronto with sophisticated and luxurious hospitality.”

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.”

For further information or interviews, please contact:
Elyse Clinning, Account Manager
Kriss Communications
elyse@krisscommunications.com or +1 (416) 532-5454 x 209

The St. Regis Toronto & LOUIX LOUIS
Alex Marconi, PR Manager
The St. Regis Toronto
alex.marconi@stregis.com or +1 (416) 200-7439

About DesignAgency
DesignAgency is an international studio that unites interior design, architectural concepting, strategic branding, and visual communication. With its lead studio in Toronto Canada and offices in Barcelona and Los Angeles, DesignAgency is known for reimagining the hospitality experience, and is one of the most distinguished and awarded design firms, sought after by clients in Canada, the US and around the world. The firm’s global success is based on its high level of design excellence, its creative business savvy and its ability to create special environments through narratives developed closely with clients. Working for leading companies, developers and hospitality groups, DesignAgency brings experience, passion and creativity to make places that immerse guests in a diverse range of styles and experiences.
Website: www.thedesignagency.ca
Social Media: @thedesignagency

About The St. Regis Toronto
Trendsetting and boundary-breaking, St. Regis marks its Canadian debut at the most coveted address in Toronto. Rising 65 stories in the heart of downtown, the hotel offers a remarkably central location, steps from Toronto’s most preeminent landmarks including the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, Toronto International Film Festival and the city’s premier shopping, theatre and entertainment. Modern elegance and bespoke butler service unite amongst 258 of the city’s largest guest rooms including 124 suites, setting a new standard for luxury in Canada. Escape from the illustrious cityscape at the 31st-floor LOUIX LOUIS grand bar and restaurant, 31st-floor Spa, or witness St. Regis’ iconic champagne sabering ritual each evening in Astor Lounge.
Website: www.stregistoronto.com
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