The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, the Brand's First Canadian Hotel, Opens
Want to watch the opening ceremonies, starting at 11:30 AM on Wednesday? The hotel is streaming it all on Facebook, further cementing our view that the Ritz-Carlton is one of the top luxury brand in the social media space.
With unimpeded North or South facing views of the city or Lake Ontario, each guestroom or suite at features floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, African Anigre wood and Portuguese Estremoz marble, as well as spacious bathrooms with heated marble flooring, dual vanities embedded with 22" HD television screens, private rain showers and soaker tubs.
Opt for a room on the Club Level and enjoy access to the 20th floor Club Lounge, offering spectacular water views as well as complimentary food and beverage presentations and private concierge service.
Gallery: Ritz-Carlton Toronto
But that's not what we're most excited about - the hotel also offers a 5th floor "Urban Sanctuary," a 23,000 square foot space that has a pool, professionally-equipped fitness facility, kinesis centre, yoga studio, relaxation area and walk-out, wrap-around terrace, plus a 13,000 square foot spa with 16 treatment rooms, including 2 Couples Suites, private Ladies' and Gentleman's wet lounges, steam/sauna areas and dry relaxation dens. The signature treatments incorporate the region's natural bounty, including locally grown ground flowers and herbs such as Niagara lavender and Quebec sage.
Worked up an appetite yet? Their signature restaurant, TOCA by Tom Brodi, offers a Canadian menu featuring homegrown, naturally-raised, sustainable ingredients as well as an open-concept kitchen, in-kitchen chef's table and extensive wine cellar with a focus on Canadian wines.
"Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether they are visiting for business or pleasure. The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto helps to put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning luxury travellers," said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
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