One of my favourite things to do is stay at a hotel. I really do love it. The king size bed. The big fluffy robes. The good night chocolates. Not having to make my bed in the morning. There’s something so totally decadent about a luxury hotel and the Four Seasons Toronto was the perfect place to indulge my obsession.
Why to stay here: It’s the Four Seasons! Just the name alone conjures up images of luxurious living and the Four Seasons Toronto, which threw open its doors in late 2012, offers luxury up on a platter. The hotel is in the heart of Toronto’s tony midtown area, near to all the best high-end shopping in the city, a stone’s throw from the subway and is surrounded by great restaurants. But the truth is: Once you check in, you’re likely not going to want to leave. The guest rooms are stunning. A soothing colour palette comprised of sand-coloured linens and slate grey accessories makes the rooms chic and modern. Small but impactful pops of colour, like canary yellow toss cushions mimic bursts of sunshine. The rooms, brought to life by design firm Yabu Pushelberg, are the perfect embodiment of the Four Seasons’ image of style and sophistication.
The Four Seasons Toronto is the perfect place to indulge your obsession with luxury.
Luxury feature: The spacious bathrooms are tranquil and relaxing. The highlight is the large, deep soaking tub. And it fills up fast! At countless other hotels, the tub takes so long to fill that I’ve lost the urge for a restful bath by the time it’s ready. But here, the water comes gushing out and the tub fills quickly, which to me, is worth mentioning.
New and noteworthy: The dandelion, a recurring motif throughout the hotel, inspires the large-scale sculptural installation in the hotel’s lobby. Created by Canadian artist and designer Alissa Coe, this statement piece is a real eye-catcher.
Eat: Dining at Café Boulud, the Four Seasons restaurant by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud, is a deeply satisfying experience. If you’re prepared to splurge, I recommend the truffle risotto. It’s OMG-good. For an upscale place, the restaurant has a laidback vibe, which I loved; it’s a get-dressed-up-and-have-a-fab-time kind of place without being stuffy. Between the food and the service, I’m not sure which gets higher marks. Both are exemplary.