The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto has officially opened its doors.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core and at the crossroads of the financial and performing arts districts, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is the only Canadian property of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. The 53-storey Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, features 267 guestrooms including 56 corner suites, two deluxe suites and The Ritz-Carlton Suite at over 2,400 square feet.
“We are delighted to be able to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Canada. Toronto is a key gateway city for our customers and this hotel complements the portfolio of Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe beautifully,” says Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
“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 travelers,” says Humler.
With unimpeded North- or South-facing views of the city or Lake Ontario, each guestroom or suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, as well as African Anigre wood and Portuguese Estremoz marble which complements the accommodations’ neutral, yet contemporary decor.
Bathrooms feature heated marble flooring, dual vanities embedded with 22-inch HD television screens, private rain showers and soaker tubs with bath caddies.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level on floors 18 through 20 includes access to the 20th floor Club Lounge, with water views, personal concierge and continuous complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day.
A five-storey glass podium at the base of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s guestroom tower, contains the public areas of the hotel. These include the grand foyer lobby (which features a striking glass bridge), a restaurant, bar, lounge and meeting and conference facilities which include the city’s largest luxury ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom at 690 square meters (7,400 square feet).
A natural-light-filled Urban Sanctuary on the 5th floor of the podium spreads over 2,130 square meters (23,000 square feet) of space including pool, professionally-equipped fitness facility, kinesis centre, yoga studio, relaxation area and walk-out, wrap-around terrace.
At 1,200 square meters (13,000 square feet), The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers additional pampering with 16 treatment rooms, including two Couples Suites, private Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s wet lounges, steam/sauna areas and dry relaxation dens. Treatments inspired by the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors define the experience including the aromatic Cloud 9 Massage, which uses locally grown ground flowers and herbs such as Niagara lavender and Quebec sage.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s dining options start with restaurant TOCA by Tom Brodi. TOCA’s Canadian menu features homegrown, naturally-raised, sustainable ingredients – a reflection of Chef Brodi’s commitment to utilizing local purveyors and suppliers. The interactive restaurant includes an open-concept kitchen, walk-through pastry corridor, in-kitchen chef’s table, glass-encased cheese cave and extensive wine cellar with a focus on Canadian wines.
Located on the lobby level, TOCA Bar offers a place to unwind. TOCA Bar features a free-standing bar, tapas-style menu, raw bar, sustainable caviar tasting, 10 sparkling wines and more than 60 still wines by the glass. Guests have the option of sitting in the grand lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto or on the outdoor patio overlooking the city’s performing arts district.
With views of the CN Tower and lounge-style seating, DEQ offers an expansive outdoor patio and open-air firepit for all-day dining options. The menu includes a variety of offerings from an outdoor oven, flatbreads, antipasti or tableside charcuterie. DEQ’s ‘Mixology by You’ drink menu allows guests to create their own fresh-muddled Mojitos or Caipirinhas, among other cocktails.
To book at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto call +1-416-585-2500, reservation toll free line in the UK at 0800-234-000, in Ireland at 00800-2413-3333, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/toronto.
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