Chalet all day at the Kimpton Saint George Hotel’s après-ski-inspired lobby in Toronto

As winter has descended upon Toronto, ski season has officially arrived. Travellers don’t need to go further than the Kimpton Saint George Hotel in Toronto to be transported to a cozy après-ski-inspired chalet.

One of Toronto’s best boutique hotels has transformed its lobby into a cozy haven reminiscent of a day on the slopes and a luxurious mountain chalet. The winter chalet is a delightful addition to the Kimpton Saint George Hotel’s lobby as it promises guests an immersive escape into the warmth of a mountain retreat without ever leaving the city.

From now until the end of February, the Kimpton Saint George’s lobby has undergone a charming makeover, embracing après-ski-inspired decor that sets the stage for a winter wonderland. As you step into the lobby, the ambiance of the Winter Chalet immediately envelops you, creating a cheerful and inviting mood. From decorative throws and pillows to vintage snowshoes, the decor transforms the hotel’s design-centric lobby into a place for guests to unwind by the fireplace with a delicious beverage while having thoughtful conversations.

What sets the Winter Chalet apart is not just its aesthetic appeal but the delightful experiences it offers to guests. Throughout the day, visitors can partake in family-friendly games like chess and checkers, turning the lobby into a lively space for all to enjoy. The background score of jazz played on a record player adds a nostalgic touch to the overall ambiance.

For those seeking a taste of local delights, the Kimpton Saint George has partnered with Sprucewood Shores, a renowned Ontario winery, to bring guests the rich and comforting flavours of mulled wine during the hotel’s social hour between 5-6 pm. This addition complements the hotel’s standard wine offerings, creating a perfect setting for guests to enjoy each other’s company before heading out for their evening activities.

The morning kickstart is given a seasonal twist with a warm-up “Hot Cocoa Bar,” a delightful hot chocolate station with all the fixings – chocolate powder, marshmallows, peppermint twists, and chocolate wafers. Alongside the Hot Cocoa Bar, Kimpton’s regular coffee service continues, where guests can elevate their morning brew with seasonal syrups such as winter spice and peppermint.

A place for all types of winter fun, the Kimpton Saint George Hotel doesn’t forget about guests’ furry friends. All year long, guests can bring their family, dogs and pets along with them to the hotel for no additional cost. In fact, pets will be treated with their own bed, food and water bowls and a welcome goodie bag. To make smaller dogs more comfortable during their stay, the hotel has even partnered with Doggy Bathroom to offer a portable, simple, indoor dog potty.

The Kimpton Saint George, nestled in the heart of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, seamlessly blends sophistication with playfulness. Acting as a bridge between the luxurious elements of Yorkville and the bohemian hipness of the Annex, the hotel’s winter chalet lobby adds a touch of magic to the Toronto winter experience.

Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or a local looking for a delightful escape, the Kimpton Saint George’s winter chalet lobby invites you to sip and savour the pleasures of the season in an atmosphere that captures the essence of a winter escape right in the heart of the city.


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