Following a year-long refurbishment, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts has finally opened its first Canadian property. The highly anticipated St. Regis Toronto roots itself in the brand’s century-old history and heritage — one created by John Jacob Astor IV, who founded the first St. Regis in 1904 — while paying homage to its northern location at the same time.
Situated in the heart of the city, The St. Regis Toronto is optimally located within walking distance of the Financial District, attractions like CN Tower and the Distillery District, and shopping hubs such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, Hudson’s Bay Company and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Step into the elegantly modern hotel lobby, uniquely styled by local firm DesignAgency, and check in to discover more.
Largest Guest Rooms in Toronto
In a place where accommodations continue to shrink, The St. Regis boasts the largest guest rooms in Toronto (all starting at a spacious 550 square feet) while also offering the most suites (124) of any luxury hotel in the city.
For those looking to live even larger, the property features not one but two penthouse retreats: the John Jacob Astor (2,035 square feet) and Caroline Astor suites (1,675 square feet), the latter a nod to one of the most noteworthy New York City socialites of the late 19th century.
Perched on the 31st floor, this opulent venue lures you in with the mesmerizing swirl of a ceiling fresco by artist Madison van Rijn, inspired, like the rest of the grand bar, by the inside of a whisky glass.
Modeled after the iconic cocktail lounges of New York and Paris, the gilded bar features a display of more than 500 different types of whiskey, rye, bourbon and other classic dark spirits.
From breakfast through late into the night, executive chef Guillaume Robin crafts contemporary American cuisine with French flair. The food is taken as seriously as the drinks here, where a specialized fromagier (a sommelier, but for cheese) is on hand and decadent desserts (look for the 13-layer king’s cake — sharing is highly suggested but, of course, optional) reign supreme.
The St. Regis Butler Service
As with any St. Regis property across the globe, the Toronto hotel provides its signature complimentary butler service to every guest. Take advantage of services like unpacking, beverage delivery or garment pressing — all of which can be requested via text message.
In keeping with the sophisticated traditions of the Astors, The St. Regis Toronto (along with all other St. Regis properties worldwide) honors the socialites with several rituals created by Caroline Astor herself.
The first is champagne sabering: a display of pageantry that takes place in the lobby’s Astor Lounge daily at 5 p.m. to welcome the evening.
Similarly, each St. Regis property does its own take on the bloody mary, a cocktail created at the original New York hotel in 1934. At the Toronto tower, it’s the Rouge 140. This version of the tomato-based tipple pays tribute to the 140-plus languages spoken in the international city by incorporating a similarly multicultural spice blend.
A third ritual to expect from the elegant hotel is the Midnight Supper, a nod to private gilded society dinners hosted by Caroline Astor. Yet-unannounced upcoming dates will take the shape of intimate events, which will invite special guests and hosts throughout the year. The St. Regis held its inaugural Midnight Supper on December 11 with prized fashion designer Jason Wu hosting.
Last and certainly not least, The St. Regis Toronto curates a selection of uniquely crafted and customized experiences to help you make the most of your visit.
If you’re looking for a taste of Ontario’s wine country, book the hotel’s Uncork Niagara journey and enjoy a short helicopter ride to Canada’s largest wine-growing region for a luxurious vino tasting.
For those looking to see and be seen, participate in a contemporary take on afternoon tea. Set in the lobby’s Astor Lounge, this stylish service spotlights brews from local Sloane Tea Merchants that are curated by the property’s tea sommelier.
Or, book a relaxing evening with your significant other or group of friends as part of the luxury hotel’s Midnight at the Spa experience.