Deep washroom partitions, surrounded by towering doors, grant “ultimate” privacy.
Convey the architect’s design inspiration within the hotel’s washrooms for Toronto’s high-end Hotel X. “We envisioned an elegant European look that ensured as much privacy as it did design impact,” said Stephen B. Jacobs, FAIA, president and founder of Stephen B. Jacobs Group.
Hotel X Toronto was designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group to embrace all the wonderful flavors of the globe. Every detail was carefully selected to offer guests a modern, luxurious experience that encapsulates authentic hospitality and embraces the hotel’s historic and iconic location on 192 acres of city parkland in the heart of Toronto’s Exhibition Grounds. “It was imperative that every aspect of Hotel X contribute to providing guests with an unparalleled hospitality experience,” said Jacobs.
Working together with ASI Group, the designers created a completely unique design that is atypical in North America. Its sophisticated washrooms showcase luxury, with deep washroom partitions surrounded by towering Alpaco doors, panels and pilasters that extend from within inches above the floor, to nearly touching the ceiling. It meant working with ASI’s Alpaco plant in Belgium for large phenolic sheets, as well as flying an experienced installer to Toronto to guide local crews on the custom installation.
The washrooms complement the vibrant, upscale, tailored design of Hotel X, welcoming guests to an experience of delightfully sophisticated luxury. A marriage of simplicity and functionality creates a collection that has a perfect blend of luxury and ASI’s exclusive Ultimate Privacy at its heart. The system includes flush finish self-closing doors, that have a rebated finish for zero sightlines; an occupancy latch with an emergency unlatching device shows when partitions are in use; beveled edges that have an engineered polished black finish. The partitions are constructed of 13-mm thick Phenolic, which is antimicrobial, non-porous, water-resistant, impact and scratch resistant, and available in a range of standard and custom colors. Style and stability have not been sacrificed in this collection, with robust octagonal head rails adding to the seamless construction.