Press Archive

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"The Drake is one of the coolest guesthouses in the world."

Wallpaper*

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“Toronto’s trendiest travelers head to The Drake Hotel, where you can find contemporary art and vintage-style furniture around every corner.”

Fodor's

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“With its many outposts… The Drake Hotel is at the heart of Toronto’s hip transformation.”

Vogue

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“As far as distinct Toronto brands go, the decade-old Drake Hotel is near the top.”

Ottawa Citizen

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"Not only did the Drake last, it changed the city in its image."

Toronto Life

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“Toronto is currently enjoying newfound prominence—and desirability—amongst globe-trotting tastemakers. Queen Street West is a verifiable artery of indie patisseries, homegrown labels, and hidden-from-view galleries—hallmarks of hipness, if ever they existed. It’s also the home of …..well-established “art” hotel The Drake…..”

Vogue

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"The Drake Hotel is a nexus of culture in Queen West… Drake keeps the bohemian vibe alive in the gallery district."

National Geographic Traveler

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"Toronto’s Drake Hotel is one property that gleans inspiration from its city well...it’s become so popular that the brand has since expanded...opening Drake One Fifty.. and the scheduled unveiling this summer of the 14-room Drake Devonshire Inn in Prince Edward County"

Hotelier

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"Drop by the dining room and enjoy the best cafeteria food you’ll likely ever have.” "

The Grid

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"...bohemian hotel... curated cultural mini-plex..."

Condé Nast Traveller U.K.

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“…The Drake Hotel, a cultural community centre in the Queen West Art and Design District as well as a globally known destination…”

County & Quinte

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"Ten years on, Drake SkyYard is still the creme de la creme of rooftop patios."

BlogTO

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...where we spend literally every free hour we have basking on their rooftop patio, downing adult lemonades or filling our faces with brunch....

The Coveteur

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"The iconically hip Toronto brand"

Toronto Life

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"...you’d be hard-pressed to find many folks in this town who have had more of an impact on the cultural fabric of Toronto... Jeff Stober... Drake Hotel..."

Post City

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"Few lists involving cocktails in the city are complete without mentioning The Drake."

BlogTO

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"West Queen West’s crown jewel...the Drake isn't just a great place to sleep: It’s a hotbed of creativity, with regular art exhibits, markets and community events."

NewNowNext Travel

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"...The Drake is a Toronto landmark that is renowned for its creative flair."

USA Today 10 Best

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"...a bit of Queen West style and culture plunked down in the middle of Toronto’s financial district."

Post City

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"Is it just us, or is The Drake Hotel the most newsworthy venue in the city. The self-professed “hotbed of culture”, The Drake Hotel always, always, always has something new and exciting to report."

ViewtheVibe.com

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"Not only has the Drake been promoting cool art since its rebirth in 2004, the hotel ITSELF is a work of art.

Tripified

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"Simple yet fancy...Drake loves to reinvent the classics...The Drake Hotel is dripping with style"

Toronto.com

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Drake's Apres Work Menu "Raised to unseen heights... Impressive" (NNNNN)

NOW

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"Anchoring Toronto's trend-setting West Queen West district, the multi-talented Drake Hotel sails way ahead of the city's other boutique properties".

Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award

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"The lightning rod for global hipsters"

National Post

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"The Drake...is a nineteen-room design-head destination"

GQ

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With a rooftop terrace, a basement concert venue and a Café, The Drake could very well be the Swiss Army knife of bars.

Toronto Life

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"This is a hotel heavensent for cutting-edge culture vultures"

Harper's Bazaar

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"the Corner Café and Bistro reminiscent of an old school American diner; and, of course, the rooms that have made it one of the most acclaimed hotels in our city."

Toronto Star

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“The Drake is the nerve center of the Toronto arts world”

New York Times Style Magazine

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"it's not every hotel that offers a legitimately cool nightlife scene, not to mention a great coffee shop to get you through the next morning."

Concierge (Condé Nast Traveller)

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"This place has glam rock and lush style. It’s nonchalant, sophisticated, artfully retro and an air of cheeky naughtiness."

Times Online

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"The Drake is a nobody-does-it-better, upmarket microcosm of its hip and lively...environs, Queen Street West"

The UK Times

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"[Drake’s] kitchen is right on the mark"

The Globe and Mail

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"One of Travel and Leisure Magazine's Top 500 Hotels in the World"

Travel + Leisure

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"We say, for once, do believe the hype."

TimeOut

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...among the hottest venues in the city for all things cultural.

Where

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