As I stared at my flight itinerary to see a 7am flight, I was already dreading having to wake up at 4am to trek out to Toronto Pearson Airport. You see… Toronto’s International airport, isn’t really located IN Toronto; in fact, it’s located in Mississauga. So for someone who lives in the heart of the city, it’s a bit inconvenient to get to.
Seeing as though this was a work trip and I’d be going straight to the office in Vancouver upon landing, I decided to try out the new ALT Hotel which is conveniently located at the end of the skytrain at Toronto Pearson (and right beside the terminal I needed to be at for my early morning flight).
The moment I walked in, I was met with a sea of colour. As I made my way over to check-in, I couldn’t help but notice this enormous mural on the wall using different coloured themed images. This was the mural I had been anxiously awaiting to see for myself after following their contest on Instagram a few months earlier.
In a nutshell, more than 80,000 images inspired by a daily color theme, were submitted by participants from all over the world over a two-week period. The final installation features thousands of Instagram pictures (Check out the Behind the Scenes video) and also includes LCD screens that display new photos submitted by hotel guests in real time using the hashtag #AltExpo. I decided to give it a try for myself and within 5 seconds my photo was on the wall. The Social Media nerd in me wanted to cry at it’s sheer beauty.
I managed to score a tour with their Hotel Manager and my video below showcases merely some of it’s incredible features that set it apart from other hotels. Everytime we walked into a new space, I was blown away. From the colourful gym, to the eco-friendliness of their hotel rooms, this is definitely one of the most forward-thinking hotels I’ve ever stayed in:
My Top 3 Favourite Room Features
1) The Fruits and Passion refillable bath products
2) The ridiculously comfortable beds
3) The multi-plug connectivity panel for electronic devices
Alt Hotel is starting the New Year off with 99 days of ALTernative hospitality for $99/night. (That’s a 30% discount on the standard daily rate of $149) for anyone travelling between January 1st and April 9th:
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