Toronto's luxury hotel rooms inventory grew significantly with the opening of the Shangri-la and Four Seasons hotels in downtown Toronto.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Toronto's newest luxury hotel has 217 guest rooms and 42 suites in a 55-story glass structure.
In the heart of the fashionable Yorkville District, Four Seasons Toronto is adjacent to the city's upscale shopping district and close to some of its finest restaurants.
With 1,331 square meters of function space, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto offers 12 meeting rooms and 5 pre-function rooms. There are two ballrooms: Aria, with a capacity of 430 for dining; and Vinci, which accommodates 250 for dining.
Cafe Boulud, showcasing the cuisine of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, has a capacity of 150, including a private dining room for 10. Casual dining is available at dbar, a street-level lounge with 6-meter, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Shangri-la Hotel Toronto
I was introduced to Shangri-la Hotels through its properties in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Oman. I was thrilled when Shangri-la opened its 66-story, 5 Star Toronto hotel. Close to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the theater district, and accessible to tourist attractions like Kensington Market and Chinatown, the 202-room Shangri-la Hotel Toronto has floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver spectacular views of the city.
For business meetings and corporate events, the 3rd floor has 8 meeting rooms offering 1,359 square meters of space. The Queen's Park Ballroom accommodates 250 for dining and 350 for receptions. Special event spaces include the garden terrace, a 2-level classroom and a screening room with seating for 42.
Dining facilities include the Lobby Bar and Bosk, showcasing Asian-inspired international cuisine. Celebrity Chef David Chang's Momofuku Restaurant is under separate management.
For assistance in planning business meetings and corporate events in Toronto, consult the Cvent Toronto Meeting Planning Guide.
Photo Credits: Christian Horan (Top Photo), Meteor54