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The 7 Best Hotels in Toronto

By admin |  January 30 2007


FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK LOBBY

Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our selection of hotels in Toronto

THE FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK

FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK LOBBY

For more than 80 years, the ultra affluent have been flocking to The Fairmont Royal York to experience the hotel’s refined service and lavish style of living.

Immediately impressive, the entrance lobby’s limestone edifices, glistening chandeliers and opulent furnishings set the tone for the luxury seen throughout the suites, spa, restaurants and lounges. Whether it is enjoying a chef cook your meal at your table in the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Benihana, or holding a business meeting in the state-of-the-art Xerox Business Center, The Fairmont Royal York guarantees to satisfy even the most demanding elite traveler.

TOP SUITE THE GOVERNOR GENERAL SUITE

THE GOVERNOR GENERAL SUITE MASTER BEDROOM

Why we love it: With a majestic entrance foyer and staggering views of Toronto, the two-bedroom Governor General Suite is guaranteed to impress the moment you step through the door. A traditional, elegant décor and grand array of furnishings, including a luxurious four poster bed, give the suite an air of regal opulence matched only by the outstanding amenities provided. From imported Italian Mascioni sheets, to use of the hotel’s BMW X5 and BMW 5 Series GT, the suite’s extras cover a wealth of needs. Those elite travelers who expect the level of luxury the Governor General Suite provides, but have unique security requirements, may wish to contact the hotel about the Royal Suite, which caters exclusively to those VIPs who require extra discretion and security.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 1,830
  • Nightly rate: US$1,853

Sangeeta Alfred Mathur, President’s Club Manager

+1 416 368 2511

100 Front Street West, M5J 1E3

www.fairmont.com/royalyork

THE RITZ-CARLTON, TORONTO

THE RITZ -CARLTON , TORONTO

Priding itself on delivering a dedicated, personalized service as impressive as its décor, the Ritz-Carlton Toronto is the ideal choice for any elite traveler.

Located in the heart of the financial and performing arts districts, and with staggering views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline, the Ritz-Carlton Toronto is a relatively new addition to the city’s growing catalog of luxury hotels. Paying homage to the city, The Ritz-Carlton uses locally sourced furnishings throughout and adorns its walls with more than 450 works by local artists. The Canadian maple leaf emblem can also be found throughout the hotel, a nod to the more traditional in this modern offering. Amenities include a 2,300 square foot Urban Sanctuary and Spa and a spacious outdoor terrace at DEQ Lounge.

TOP SUITE THE RITZ-CARLTON SUITE

THE RITZ-CARLTON SUITE

Why we love it: Floor-to-ceiling windows offering dazzling views of Toronto’s waterfront and CN Tower provide the perfect backdrop to this elegant one-bedroom suite. High up on the 19th floor, a formal entry foyer leads into the spacious lounge area and grand dining room, seating eight, where guests can relax and enjoy the suite’s fantastic range of amenities. With handcrafted Italian 400 thread count bed linen setting the standard of comfort seen throughout the suite, guests are guaranteed luxury on every level. The suite’s pièce-de-résistance is its bathroom, with a romantic stand alone soaker tub, framed by Portuguese Estremoz marble stone walls and a beautiful onyx backsplash.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 2,415
  • Nightly rate: US$6,302

Tim Terceira, General Manager

+1 416 585 2500

181 Wellington Street West, M5V 3G7

www.ritzcarlton.com/toronto

PARK HYATT TORONTO

The name Hyatt is synonymous with luxury and its Toronto offering is no exception.

The hotel of choice for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia when he visited Toronto in 2010, the Park Hyatt Toronto offers award-winning cuisine, exceptional facilities – including Toronto’s number one spa, Stillwater – and outstanding services to every guest. Nestled in the heart of trendy Yorkville, only minutes from world-class theaters, the hotel is an elegant, intimate offering, furnished with dark suede and leather interiors. At night the Hyatt’s Roof Lounge bar is frequented by guests and locals, who sip on cocktails while enjoying breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline.

 

TOP SUITE ALGONQUIN SUITE

ALGONQUIN SUITE , MASTER BEDROOMWhy we love it: Situated on the 15th floor, the Algonquin Suite is an opulent living space from which guests can take in magnificent views over Toronto. A bright spacious living room leads into a large dining area complete with a striking wood-carved table for eight people, the perfect place to relax and entertain guests. Elite travelers will love the substantial marble bathroom, that offers a luxuriously oversized bathtub with Jacuzzi jets and a two-person shower. The suite’s bedroom is equally grand, offering a walk-in closet, a comfortable sitting area and a beautiful four-poster king-size bed.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 2,500
  • Nightly rate: US$5,251

Paul Verciglio, General Manager

+1 416 925 1234

4 Avenue Road, M5R 2E8

www.parkhyatttoronto.com

THE HAZELTON HOTEL

Opened in 2007, The Hazelton Hotel was the first of its kind, bringing five-star luxury to Toronto.

Located in the trendy Yorkville district, the hotel features a range of exclusive facilities designed to impress even the most seasoned traveler. Whether it’s enjoying celebrity chef Mark McEwan’s European cuisine at The Hazelton’s resident restaurant One, or experiencing the tranquil and invigorating Spa and Health Club, the hotel caters to every elite traveler’s needs. Designed by the award-winning YabuPushelberg, The Hazelton’s décor combines cream walls and dark hues with elegant modern furnishings to excellent effect. The Hazelton’s hidden gem is the exclusive state-of-the-art Silver Screening Room, the perfect venue for business or social cinema events.

TOP SUITE GLUCKSTEIN PRESIDENTIAL SUITE 502

GLUCKSTEIN PRESI DENTIAL SUITE 502 LOUNGE AREA

Why we love it: The vision of Brian Gluckstein, one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers, the Gluckstein Presidential Suite 502 is a masterpiece in hotel design. Elegant interiors including a beautiful marble fireplace and a range of Baker furnishings provide the perfect setting in which the elite traveler can relax and unwind. The threebedroom, four-bathroom suite’s exclusive private elevator and impressive wine cellar set this accommodation apart from other Toronto suites, with added extras including eight flat panel HDTVs, Lutron lighting controls, motorized blinds, a butler’s pantry and a steam shower.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 4,200
  • Nightly rate: US$5,000

David Mounteer, General Manager

+1 416 963 6300

118 Yorkville Avenue, M5R 1C4

www.thehazeltonhotel.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TORONTO

The city of Toronto was where the first Four Seasons opened its doors more than 50 years ago.

Originally designed as a motel for business travelers, the brand has emerged as a symbol of luxury and eminence. Now situated in the heart of the city’s trendy Yorkville district, the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto boasts elegant rooms, exceptional dining options, and extensive in-room spa services, in addition to an indoor/outdoor pool and sundeck. The hotel of choice for the movie elite during the Toronto International Film Festival, the Four Seasons is the ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers.

 

TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE MASTER BEDROOM

Why we love it: Subtly elegant, the Presidential Suite combines cream décor with dark woods and luxurious furnishings to excellent effect. Classic in design, the suite maintains a contemporary feel with its modern technology and extensive list of amenities. Whether you’re soaking in the stunning bathroom’s marble step-up Jacuzzi bathtub, taking in the breathtaking south and west views of the city on your private balcony, or enjoying a drink from the suite’s in-room bar area, the Four Seasons Toronto caters perfectly to the elite travelers’ hotel needs.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 1,500
  • Nightly rate: US$3,900

Dimitrios Zarikos, Regional Vice President and General Manager

+1 416 964 0411

21 Avenue Road, M5R 2G1

www.fourseasons.com/toronto

THE SOHO METROPOLITAN HOTEL & RESIDENCES

THE SOHO METROPOLITAN PENTHOUSE

This stylish boutique hotel is a fabulous alternative to the more traditional accommodations Toronto has to offer.

Located within a modern residential tower, the hotel’s blend of wood, marble and cream interiors works superbly to create an indulgent yet minimalist space. All rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors, soaker tub, German-crafted Dornbracht fixtures, multi-head glass shower stall and Molten Brown amenities. An impressive fitness center, complete with a swimming pool and spa extends the modern scope of the hotel, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. With a commitment to service and dedicated personal attention, The SoHo Metropolitan caters perfectly to the needs of the discerning traveler.

TOP SUITE THE PENTHOUSE

Why we love it: Frequented by the likes of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, The Penthouse is a three-story symbol of extravagance and luxury. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning vistas of the Toronto skyline, guests can admire their surroundings while relaxing in a lavish infinity bathtub. The impressive private rooftop terrace with hot-tub and built-in grill is the ideal place to entertain guests or enjoy a romantic evening. The Penthouse’s stunning glass elevator is a wonderfully unique addition to the suite, complementing the sophisticated décor impeccably.

 

 

 

  • Square footage: 4,000
  • Nightly rate: US$5,408

David Kelley, General Manager

+1 416 979 4501

318 Wellington Street West, M5V 3T4

www.metropolitan.com/soho

SWAN’S END GUEST HOUSE

SWAN’S END GUEST HOUSE

The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto, Swan’s End Guest House is a luxury bed and breakfast in a truly unique location.

Situated on Algonquin Island, the guest house prides itself on impeccable service and quaint detailing, with fresh flowers, afternoon tea trays and delicious gourmet breakfasts. Sitting next to a narrow waterway, which in the summer months is home to a variety of wildlife including ducks, swans, beavers and fish, guests can relax and take in the idyllic surroundings from the house’s picturesque veranda. En-suite bathrooms with heated flooring, exquisite antique furnishings and light, airy décor are just some of the details which make Swan’s End Guest House so impressive.

Kiloran McRae

+1 416 364 5807

24 Omaha Avenue, Algonquin Island, M5J 1Z8

www.torontoisland.org

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