Lenny Kravitz Celebrates the Launch of the Kravitz Design Floor
A black oak-lined entryway opens onto the first floor filled with opulent objects - from the brown, velvet sectional to the large adjoined dining room that instantly grabs your attention. And tucked away, an artful staircase leads to the second-floor, where double doors reveal the master bedroom and ensuite. The art on the wall is a framed Alexander McQueen scarf and gold-and-black-painted Japanese ceramic tiles form the backdrop to a king-sized bed. Offering guests a distinct experience from the moment they arrive, the Bisha Suite is no ordinary hotel room.
The Bisha Suite and every room on Bisha Hotel Toronto’s 7th floor also known as the Kravtiz Design floor, was thoughtfully laid out and envisioned by multi-talented musician, actor and designer, Lenny Kravtiz and his NYC-based design team. The floor boasts 13 guest rooms and three suites: the Olivia Suite, the Alexander Suite, and the Yves Suite. However, the most impressive quarters on this floor – the one to be envied – is the two-storey, 2,000 square foot, Bisha Suite. On Tuesday, September 3rd, Lenny along with notable guests gathered in the suite to celebrate the launch of the Kravitz Design Floor.
The concept for the Kravitz Design Floor was warm earthy tones, with a playful, moody mix of light and dark, flecks of metallic subtleties and a home-like ambience. In a recent interview with Dwell Magazine, Lenny credits Venice Beach-based designer Lenny Steinberg and soul singer and songwriter, Isaac Hayes as sources of inspiration. He says, “A lot of times when I’m in a space, I envision a song, a genre, a certain artist… and with the Bisha Suite, I get a lot of Isaac Hayes, because of the texture of the music he created and the colours he wore back then, which were these tans and browns." Like Lenny the rooms exude sophistication, warmth and modesty with an edge.
As trays of ceviche and carpaccio were passed around, guests from the worlds of film, design, sports, fashion and media socialized with friends, both old and new. Noteworthy guests included: TIFF Artistic Director & Co-Head, Cameron Bailey, MLSE President and CEO, Michael Friisdahl, film & music video producer, Director X and Canadian fashion model, Stacey McKenzie.