- North America,
my recent trips- overview
Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown
Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Park Hyatt Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E8, Canada
Tel: 800 233 1234 (toll-free), Tel: 416 925 1234, Fax: 416 924 6693
Extensive improvements to the Park Hyatt have resulted in a luxurious, if chintzy interior. Its location—a stone's throw from the shops and restaurants of tony Yorkville—is hard to beat, and the service is friendly and accommodating. The hotel's restaurant, Annona, is known for its extensive wine list and fine, seafood-based cooking. The traditional steakhouse, Morton's, serves more robust fare. Make sure you stop for drinks at the cozy Roof Lounge for superb views over the lake and city skyline. The hotel's Stillwater Spa is probably the best in downtown Toronto.
Le Royal Méridien King Edward, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1E9, Canada
Tel: 416 863 9700, Fax: 416 367 5515
Opened in 1903, the “King Eddie” offers plush Edwardian-style rooms, well-appointed with high speed Internet access and 24-hour room service. Victoria's Restaurant is popular with the power-breakfast crowd and serves high tea later in the afternoon. Facilities include a 1,500-square-foot gym, "Le Fitness," and the Nouvelle Maria Spa. Three ballrooms, 12 conference rooms, and a business center make this property ideal for business travelers.
Le Germain, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H3, Canada
Tel: 866 345 9501 (toll-free), Tel: 416 345 9500
Toronto waited too long for a hotel like Le Germain, which opened in 2003. Designed by Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, its 122 rooms and suites feature downy beds and Aveda toiletries. A glass wall separates the shower from the bedroom so you can be admired by your companion if you wish (or draw the shutters for privacy). The two-level lobby, with its soft white couches and double-sided fireplace, is perfect for lounging. The on-site seasonal French restaurant, Chez Victor, serves classic fare like pan roasted scallops with Jerusalem artichoke risotto and Porcini butter.