04 Sep GROUND BREAKING TAKES DREAM OF BISHA ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY
Although the residents and guests aren’t expected to officially check in until 2015, BISHA Hotel and Residences celebrated an important ‘opening’ earlier this summer nevertheless, as executives with Lifetime Developments and INK Entertainment, along with local politicians and special guests gathered to mark the official start of construction on Toronto’s newest condo/hotel development.
“Other than the first time the doors open to residents and guests, the official ground breaking is the most exciting milestone in the evolution of any development,” says principal of Lifetime Developments, Mel Pearl. “The moment that first shovel hits the ground is a cause for celebration. It’s the precise moment when the dreams of the development team, the vision of the architects and designers, and the confidence of the purchasers becomes a reality.”
Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, at the corner of Blue Jays Way and King Street, BISHA is a 41 storey tower designed by architect Rudy Wallman, with interiors by the internationally recognized firm of Munge Leung.
Part condominium, part hotel—but all cool— BISHA will boast 337 residential condominium suites on floors 10- 39. Designed with efficiency and price point in mind, without sacrificing luxury and style, Wallman, Munge Leung and the development team have created a variety of layouts (from studios to two bedrooms suites) in sizes that range from 379 s.f. to just under 700 s.f..
“We understood that our buyers were among some of Toronto’s most influential taste-makers,” says Mel Pearl. “With a firm appreciation for life’s finer things and a keen understanding of style, we pushed our architects and designers to create chic and fashionably designed units.”
Among the firms enlisted to bring BISHA to life is Kravitz Design Inc., a company headed up by musician and international style icon, Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz was invited by Lifetime and Ink Entertainment to design an exclusive floor for the building, inspired by the essence of his music, art and international travels. The Kravitz floor will serve as a focal point of the artful glamour and stylish opulence that define the project.
In an already trendy and dynamic neighbourhood, BISHA will elevate the height of style and sophistication of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Interiors, designed by renowned firm Munge Leung, boast a rich and luxurious aesthetic, and a range of materials from lace to leather, glass to granite. The hotel and residences will also offer in-house entertainment, world-class dining, unparalleled personal services and unique amenities.
“The groundbreaking of BISHA represents more than just the start of construction on our King and Blue Jays way location,” says Mel Pearl. “It’s the foundation of a truly global brand. We have always seen BISHA as an icon with global appeal—an international icon, with its roots firmly planted in Toronto.”
For more information on Bisha Hotel and Residences, visit the Lifetime Inventory Boutique at 171 East Liberty, Suite 124 from Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.lifetimedevelopments.com or call 416-546-7525 for more information.