How the homegrown hotelier’s luxurious new flagship came to fruition
The Bond and Bisha feature as two of the hottest luxury condos with the coolest pools
The Entertainment District has morphed into a very funky place to settle
Smaller units means more emphasis on the lifestyle outside the suites’ walls.
The packages, valued between $10,000 and $30,000 depending on the size of suite, are included in the price of the condo.
Purchase a suite from Lifetime Developments and choose a whole-home package designed by Union31.
So that’s what Lenny Kravitz has been up to. The stylish singer, pictured, has been tapped by Lifetime Developments and INK Entertainment to buff up an entire floor of the 41-storey BISHA Hotel and Residences, the King West-area building owned by Charles Khabouth ( à la La Société, Guvernment) and said developers.
Lifetime Developments, together with Ink Entertainment, have enlisted Kravitz Design Inc. led by international icon Lenny Kravitz to envision an exclusivefloor for the much-anticipated Bisha Hotel and Residences. This bespoke environment will be inspired by the music, art and travels of Lenny Kravitz.
“We could have found someone pretty quickly who wanted to be attached to the brand. But we didn’t want to just have a name who would let some third-rate person execute the vision. Lenny is very particular about what he gets involved with as he breaks into this business. He wants to find projects where there’s a mutual focus,” says Pearl.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz, 47, has a vision in mind for his 10,000-square-foot floor assignment. “It’s going to be plush and lush and comfortable and inspiring.”
Kravitz: “Well, I live in hotels for a living and I become accustomed to the services that I get from fine hotels. But then of course I want to go home. Mixing home with the services and amenities of a hotel is a fabulous lifestyle. This you don’t get from a traditional condo.”
Pearl’s signature luxury project is Bisha, a hotel and residential complex in a prime downtown location across from a restaurant co-owned by hockey icon Wayne Gretsky.
Toronto’s Entertainment District is undergoing yet another exciting transformation and is poised to become the city’s premier place to live, work and play. This isn’t the first time the area has shed its former identity – zoning regulations in the once-sleepy warehouse district were loosened in the 1990s, which allowed for the creation of what was to become one of North America’s most dynamic centres of nightlife.