Readers Choice Awards: Canada’s Top 30 Hotels

Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the top hotels in Ontario, Quebec, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Victoria. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge rated the top hotel in Canada. Below are the rest of the respected hotels that made the list;

1. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge Continue reading

Toronto’s Hotel Restaurant Guide

Toronto’s many hotel restaurants are all in competing with established independent owned over competitive restaurant game, and with only a few exceptions, hotel restaurants are located at one of the top hotels in the city with its knowledgeable staff, beautiful decor and exquisite perfectly executed cuisine.   Continue reading

Spa My Blend by Clarins premieres North American launch

(Photo courtesy of Ritz Carlton Toronto)

An entirely customised sauna spa experience providing personalised skin care treatments – Spa My Blend by Clarins – has launched at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto in Canada for the first time in North America. My Blend is a new concept of personalized skin care that treats guests’ skin according to the individual and evolving needs at every stage of life. Continue reading

My Top Picks of Best Luxury Toronto Hotels at the moment

The Ritz Carlton Toronto opened last year located right in the financial district, a brand known for its elegance and five-star luxury service. The importance of first impression from the moment you enter the dramatic lobby with its high ceiling does not disappoint and you’ll feel that every staff desire to impress you is all around for the first wave of wow factor. The hotel dining destination offers a Canadiana-themed restaurant TOCA by Tom Brodi Executive chef and sip cocktails with your friends at their lounge DEQ overlooking the best view of CN Tower. There’s an on-site spa facility which is a must visit with an adjoining lap pool and a well-equipped gym. To up the ante, take advantage of upgrading your reservation to Club status, and you’ll get access to the 20th floor lounge which includes a generous offering of breakfast,honor bar and many other treats.

The Hotel Le Germain Toronto, located at 30 Mercer St, in the heart of the Toronto’s Entertainment District hands down gets my vote for top boutique with world-class unparalleled service from its competition. Their staffs are attentive but not intrusive, and are known for going beyond the call of duty to accommodate special requests,like dietary needs and tours out-of-town. The Hotel Le Germain which is Canadian owned small chain opened a second location last year, Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, that continues to impress and remain true to its thoughtful service,with a remarkable location which is perfect for sports fans and anyone attending an event at the Air Canada Centre 75 Bremner Blvd, Toronto (Ontario) M5J 0A1

Opened in summer 2010, the Thompson Toronto located at King West, a hip luxury brand New York based boutique chain caters to sophisticated traveler, located in the world’s most desirable destinations.  Offers sixteen floors of modern architecture design guest rooms complemented with windows that are floor to ceiling, a world-renowned rooftop pool that overlooks the Toronto skyline, a private screening room, a sushi bar, and all night diner, Scarpetta resto from restaurateur extraordinaire Scott Conant, and five-star service.

 

Toronto’s Best Hotels 2011 Pick: Best Hotel Restaurant

TOCA by Tom Brodi, at the Ritz Carlton Toronto, a hit with raving reviews for its refine Canadiana farm-to-table cuisine that supports local farmers and producers that celebrate the best of Canadian ingredients.  One, at the Hazelton Hotel Toronto,celebrity chef Mark McEwan‘s Yorkville outpost, attracts a splashy crowd looking for high-quality, finely executed classics Italian/French flavors utilizes local Ontario produce and provide plenty of pizzazz. The Drake restaurant, a personal favorite of mine helmed by chef extraordinaire Anthony Rose and his crew, with its tasty and generous dishes that offers great brunches fixing, ecclectic bar and busy bar.

 

(TOCA at the Ritz Carlton, Toronto)

(Drake Hotel Toronto)

(ONE Restaurant at the Hazelton Hotel)

Toronto’s Best Hotels 2011 Pick: Best Splurge

(Photos courtesy of Toronto Life)

One of the few Toronto luxury hotels opening,  The Ritz-Carlton Toronto opened last year is located right in the financial district, a brand known for its elegance and five star luxury service. The importance of first impression from the moment you enter the dramatic lobby with its high ceiling does not disappoint and you’ll feel that every staff desire to impress you is all around for the first wave of wow factor. The hotel dining destination offers a Canadiana-themed restaurant TOCA by Tom Brodi Executive chef and sip cocktails with your friends at their lounge DEQ overlooking the best view of CN Tower. There’s an on-site spa facility which is a must visit with an adjoining lap pool and a well-equipped gym. To up the ante, take advantage of upgrading your reservation to Club status, and you’ll get access to the 20th floor lounge which includes a generous offering of breakfast,honor bar and many other treats.

Toronto’s Five Latest Luxury Hotels and Residences

Toronto has experienced a real estate renaissance if you haven’t notice the massive construction when you look on all direction downtown but much have been written about the rise of  Toronto’s luxury hotels. Over 10oo luxury hotel rooms including the Four Seasons Toronto and Shangri-la Toronto opening this summer is great news for the city a much-needed face lift which in the past have long suffered from a lack of luxury offerings in this sector.  This will attract new business to the city that will offer a different experience compared to a traditional hotel. I will outline the city’s newest five current and soon to open luxury hotels. Continue reading