When it comes to stylish digs in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighborhood, no property delivers quite like the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Delivering impeccable hospitality (after all, the brand was founded in the Canadian town and keeps its headquarters there) and warm, modern-classic design, this chic stay is a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star favorite.
And while it’s hard to decide on just a handful of things we love about the property, here are five reasons why you’ll want to visit to this sleek city-center skyscraper right now.
The High-Tech Pampering
Anti-aging cryo facials launched in August at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Behind the extravagant experience is cryo technology, which uses cooled, purified air to increase circulation and purify the skin. The Four-Star spa offers it along with a new range of luxury 111SKIN products from Harley Street London by Dr. Yannis Alexandrides.
Opt for the new Ultra-Lux Black Diamond Facial to achieve a refreshing, youthful look sans surgery, or the Deluxe Sub-Zero Vitality Facial, where sub-zero temperatures are employed to help detoxify skin.
The New Chef
Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Café Boulud’s new chef de cuisine, Nicholas Trosien, brings a collaborative, creative touch to renowned toque Daniel Boulud’s classic, Lyon-inspired plates. Seasonal ingredients get the spotlight with dishes like chilled summer corn soup with king crab roulade and brown butter cornbread, or St. Jacques scallops with saffron potatoes and English peas.
Enjoy Les Plats du Jour, daily theme specials like moules frites (steamed mussels and a side of fries) on Tuesdays, tomahawk bone-in rib-eye steaks (for sharing) on Thursdays or potato-crusted Dover sole on Fridays.
The Sweet Treats
The indulgent desserts at Café Boulud are not to be missed with new executive pastry chef Steven Tran leading the way. While you can indulge in the classic Grand Marnier soufflé (a year-round guest favorite), Tran also brought his own approach to the sweeter side of the menu. A childhood in Vancouver and kitchen stints in France and Japan influence his lemon tart with black sesame sauce, lime-basil sponge and yuzu sorbet, and other fusion dishes.
The Seasonal Sips
The Aperitif and Spritz Bar at Café Boulud is a quaint, intimate space for a tasty tipple and light snack before you sit down for dinner. The menu focuses on classic cocktails with seasonal twists. For instance, a Spiced Margarita with tequila and celery-jalapeño shrub or the Boulud’s Brandy Punch are light, bright cocktails for end-of-summer weather.
The Red-Carpet Experience
The Toronto International Film Festival will take over the city from September 5 to 15, bringing with it avid film fans, industry reps and celebrities who will flock to Four Seasons Hotel Toronto for a drink or after-party at d|bar.
Weather permitting, the patio will be open for prime people watching and plenty of sangria, rosé and cocktail sipping to match. Experience it all in style by getting red-carpet ready at the aforementioned spa and partaking in the hotel’s exclusive packages for festival-goers for much of September.