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The Greater Toronto Area has 183 hotels where you can spend the night, but only a handful of these can claim to be luxury hotels.
Luxury hotels provide more than just a place to spend the night. Here, you’ll find elaborate suites with all the best amenities and awe-inspiring views of the city skyline. You’ll also find stylish bars and outstanding dining options from world-class chefs. Of course, all of that comes at a premium price.
Here are the top three luxury hotels in Toronto.
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The Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel is a deluxe 55-storey urban oasis at 60 Yorkville Ave, at the corner of Bay and Yorkville. It has 259 guest suites and an attractive two-storey lobby, as well as 100 condos. The accompanying 26-storey tower is exclusively residential.
A hotel suite costs $700 a night and comes equipped with two bathrooms, a sitting area with a lounger couch, two flat screen TV’s with satellite programming, an iPad and a Nespresso machine. The ensuite bathroom boasts heated floors, a deep soaker tub and an in-mirror TV.
The powder room includes a shower. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Bedrooms are furnished with luxurious King-sized beds.
Some of the amenities you’ll find at the Four Seasons include:
· Free Internet Access
· Swimming Pool
· Fitness Center
· 24-hour business Center
· Meeting Facilities
· Smoke free with smoking areas
· Conference Center
· Dry Cleaning
There are two restaurants in the hotel. Café Boulud serves a menu that changes seasonally and is rooted in French tradition. Here, you can enjoy bistro classics, as well as contemporary dishes. The comfortable lounge and wraparound banquettes feature vintage-inspired ambiance. There’s also a dining bar counter and a semi-private room that can seat up to eight guests.
The Four Seasons Spa is located on the 9th floor of the hotel. It’s a 300,000 square foot, state-of the art spa that is the very essence of sophistication. Here you’ll enjoy the best of everything you go to a spa to experience, including subdued lighting and appealing fragrances. There is an attention to design detail in the gold and stone accents, original artwork and custom carpeting.
This spa is popular for it’s unique treatments that include the Rose Gold Facial, which uses rose quartz crystal to tone and tighten the skin.
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The Ritz Carlton Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is a five-star hotel centrally located close to Roy Thomson Hall, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the CN Tower and Ryerson University. It is Toronto’s eighth tallest skyscraper, commanding both street presence and some very impressive views. The property features condominiums, a full service spa, a fitness centre, two restaurants and a bar.
The lobby is a mix of modern glass, shiny steel and different types of warm-hued wood. There’s also a floating glass bridge overhead in the lobby.
The hotel offers 263 individually decorated guest rooms at $700 per night. Each one features floor to ceiling windows, heated flooring and luxurious king beds. There’s also
an LCD TV, and an iPod docking station. DVD players and cable programming provide entertainment.
Bathrooms include an in-mirror TV, a separate water closet, a shower with a rainfall showerhead and a large soaker tub.
Services provided at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto include:
· Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access
· 24 hour front desk
· Indoor pool
· Jacuzzi or Spa tub
· 24-hour health club
· Gift Shop
· 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café
· ATM machine
· Parking – Valet
· Dry cleaning service
· Non-smoking facility
· 24-hour business center
· Conference and meeting rooms
The TOCA restaurant brings classic Italian cuisine to the heart of Toronto, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy homemade pastas, fresh seafood and traditional desserts complemented by aged selections from the cheese cave. Experience wine dinners and participate in cooking classes, tastings, workshops and more.
In the DEQ Terrace & Lounge you can have Afternoon Tea any time of the year. Besides an assortment of savory and sweet delights and a selection of fine organic tea, grownups can enjoy a glass of champagne. For children, white and dark hot chocolate is served.
Spa My Blend by Clarins is located on the fifth floor of the hotel overlooking the downtown skyline. The spa highlights European skincare and is the only one of its kind in the Americas. You can also enjoy massage techniques from around the world, including Shiatsu from Japan and Lomi Lomi from Polynesia. A champagne nail bar enhances the manicure/pedicure experience.
This luxurious spa also boasts relaxation lounges, a saltwater lap pool, experience showers and an aroma-infused vitality pool.
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The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is located on University near Adelaide. It’s one of the top ten tallest buildings in Toronto. The top floors, with 353 units, are all residential condos. The lobby doubles as the hotel’s popular tea room. Choose from 68 different teas or a large selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
A room at the Shangri-La costs $666 and includes a king-sized bed, an iPad, complimentary Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and a Nespresso coffee/tea machine. The bathroom is finished in Carrara marble and includes a deep soaker tub, a heated floor and toiletries from L’Occitane. Suites feature impressive views of the city.
Amenities at the Shangri-La include:
· 24/7 business centre
· Conference facilities
· Internet access centre
· Non-smoking rooms
· Wireless internet in public areas
· 24-hour room service
· Butler service in suites
· On call doctor
· Laundry/valet service
· Babysitting/child care
· Lobby lounge
· Health club with yoga studio
· Indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool
At the Bosk restaurant you can enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine that’s distinctly Canadian and made from seasonal regional ingredients. During warm weather, experience an exceptional al fresco experience on the outdoor terrace that wraps around the southeast corner of the building.
The Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie will transport you to another world without leaving the city. The spa is architecturally inspired with historical and cultural influences from Paris, Marrakech and Istanbul. Here you can experience treatments inspired by the ancient rituals of the Middle East to the vineyards of Bordeaux. Indulge in traditional Middle Eastern Hammam and Gommage treatments.
Caudalie of Paris is the leader in Vinotherapie® Spas all over the world. Enjoy a Vinoperfect facial treatment or the spa’s signature Crushed Cabernet Scrub or Honey and Wine Body Wrap.