Toronto’s Hotel Restaurant Guide

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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.  

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: Stylish Hotel


I’m in love with this hotel, the Thompson Toronto. New York based hotel mini-empire first venture international, Thompson Toronto has that uber cool vibe matched with world class smart service. A well balanced of service formula, a rooftop pool and bar, top restaurant Scarpetta and all things hip adds to a stylish visit.

Thompson Toronto teams up with Greta Constantine to create uniforms for its waitstaff


Luxury boutique hotel Thompson Toronto have recently announced that they have solicited designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta and Ezra Constantine to design the new uniforms for the Thompson’s Lobby Bar. The Lobby bar staff at the hotel will very much embraces the Greta look design with signature drapings and form-flattering silhouettes inspired by the label’s Spring 2012 collection: “We wanted to incorporate our signature drapery into a design that would complement the understated sleek lines of the Thompson’s Lobby Bar,” shared the designers. Greta Constantine joins the ranks of other Canadian designers whom have worked with Thompson Toronto with creating staff uniforms; Jeremy Laing (Rooftop Lounge) and Bustle (front desk,concierge,bellman and The Counter). Check out the sketch for the design above and read up on the collaboration on Toronto Life 

Toronto’s Five Latest Luxury Hotels and Residences

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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.