Since its opening in 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto has helped to set the standard for luxury experiences in the city. To remain a top choice for travelers, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel consistently propels itself forward with exciting new changes to its offerings.
Here are five things we love about The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto right now.
The Club Lounge
The Toronto hotel’s newly re-imagined Club Level launched in April. From guest rooms and suites to the Club Lounge, the exclusive floor’s interiors have been redesigned to celebrate the history and spirit of the city.
Bold lines and luggage details nod to early railway travel and nearby Union Station, while artistic portraits by Canadian photographer Caitlin Cronenberg are featured throughout, a tip of the hat to the Toronto International Film Festival.
At the Club Lounge, you can enjoy views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario from spacious seating areas, along with complimentary food and beverage offerings throughout the day — don’t miss the live-action omelet station during weekend breakfast or the nightly dessert bar after 8 p.m.
Patio Brunch at DEQ Terrace and Lounge
With warmer weather here to stay, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s DEQ Terrace and Lounge has debuted its patio for the season. Opening onto the courtyard behind the hotel, the patio affords vistas of CN Tower, Simcoe Park and Anish Kapoor’s untitled mountain culpture.
The newly launched brunch menu features Instagram-worthy dishes like chicken and waffle, punchy red velvet cornbread waffles dripping with bourbon-chili honey. Or take classic eggs Benedict to the next level with the lobster and eggs on toast, lobster salad and avocado topped with a poached egg all served on grilled sourdough.
Of course, it’s not brunch without bottomless mimosas, a drink often credited with being invented at Ritz Paris in 1925
The Welcome Experience at Spa My Blend by Clarins
The property’s Four-Star Spa My Blend by Clarins recently unveiled its new enhanced reception area, creating a seamless experience from the moment you check in for your treatment to your departure.
A refined seating area welcomes you with iPads for filling out personal and health information prior to the service. Once you are ushered into the spa, linger in the urban sanctuary for a bit. The airy relaxation lounge is lit by skylight and offers indulgent chaise lounges, where you can sit back in plush bathrobes and indulge in a healthy selection of spa snacks.
New Wellness Treatments
Along with the face-lift to the spa’s reception area, the wellness team at Spa My Blend by Clarins has also revamped its wellness program with four new services.
For a morning boost, try the Rise & Shine, an aromatherapy treatment designed to enhance your mood and promote circulation to leave you feeling energized and your skin glowing.
Tone it down with the 60-minute Beauty Sleep. This stress-releasing face-and-body service promotes relaxation and promises to improve your slumber. It’s ideal for those fighting jet lag.
The Holistic Stress Buster delivers 120 minutes of utter bliss, starting with a refreshing foot treatment followed by a body scrub and moisturizing wrap, finished with a revitalizing facial.
Lastly, the brand-new Organic Flora Facial is 100 percent organic and vegan, boasting ingredients like coconut water, goji berry and fig extract to awaken younger-looking skin.
The Only Customized My Blend Skin Care Consultation in North America
Do you have combination skin and are a frequent traveler? Maybe you suffer from dry skin and redness? Whatever your unique situation, a Clarins My Blend consultation will find you the right regimen. The spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is one of the only locations in North America to provide this exclusive service.
Created by Dr. Olivier Courtin, this highly personalized consultation takes place with an aesthetician who can tailor a skincare solution based on your lifestyle, environment and individualized needs, sending you home with a one-of-a-kind blend of essential formulas and specialized boosters.