New waterfront hotel and spa to open in Burlington this fall


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Erin nicole davis

Soon there will be a new reason to visit Burlington’s bustling waterfront… and stay a few days.

Yesterday, the highly anticipated Pearle Hotel and Spa, an Autograph Collection property, announced that it will open on November 1.

Just steps from Lake Ontario, the luxury hotel sits on 300 feet of shoreline and is designed to mimic a modern lake house, with elegant white oak woodwork and views of the lake and downtown rapidly growing Burlington.

Designed by Studio Munge – the world-renowned studio that was also the originator of the newly renovated and reopened Park Hyatt Toronto – the 151 guest rooms and public spaces are meant to reflect the richness of the changing Canadian seasons. Like the Park Hyatt, the Pearle relies heavily on local artists.


Upon arrival, guests are greeted by local artwork and the warm hues of the hotel lobby, instantly creating an autumnal vibe with a grand cascading spiral staircase that begins the journey through the welcoming facilities of the hotel. ‘hotel.

“The Pearle Hotel and Spa is a dream that will soon come true,” said Aaron Ciancone, President of Pearle Hospitality.

And the spa is as dreamy as it gets. Designed to recall the arrival of spring, the full-service oasis offers an organized array of rejuvenating treatments. Adjoining the spa, a steam room, indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center add to the guest experience.

Meanwhile, guests are invited to transport themselves to the busy and carefree summer days through the hotel’s hyper-local culinary program. The Pearle Hotel and Spa is home to two inventive on-farm dining options, much of which is grown on Pearle Hospitality’s own farm, a 20-minute drive away.

The Isabelle Restaurant at the Pearle Hotel, run by Executive Chef Ben Heaton (formerly of Patria, Mira, Byblos in Toronto) has an expansive lakeside terrace with a weather-friendly patio intended to be a space sharing and connecting with your loved ones. The hotel will also be home to the popular Earth to Table’s fourth location: Bread Bar for high-quality ingredient dishes and coffee with more casual cafe seating.


A perfect event venue (oh, the backdrops), the hotel’s exclusive event floor features elegantly designed event space totaling 10,000 square feet. With impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, light fixtures hand-blown by local artisans, and breathtaking views of the lake, the Pearle Hotel and Spa is sure to become a staple for everything from executive retreats to weddings.

The Hotel and Spa is inspired by the matriarch of the Ciancone family, Grandmother Pearle, whose work ethic and spirit of hospitality remain deeply admired by her family today. Elegant and without formality, the property embodies and honors the founders’ grandmother.

Taking guests back to simpler days, visitors are encouraged to write, explore, and send letters to the important people in their lives, which is made easy with paid postage and mailbox setups throughout the hotel.

If you ask us, it looks like the new breezy location will give guests plenty of things to write about.

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Erin nicole davis

Erin Nicole Davis is a born and raised Toronto writer with a passion for the city, its urban affairs and its culture.

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