The St. Regis Toronto
What it is
St. Regis’ first Canadian address: a 256-room skyscraper that’s 65 stories high and as lavish as they come.
What it isn't
Cold. Sure, it’s no boutique hotel, but service is exceedingly friendly (you’ll have a butler and 24 hour room service at your disposal).
What we think
All eyes were on this newly built property as it took over the Toronto skyline—and no wonder. It’s arguably the toniest stay in town. The guestrooms are enormous (starting at 550 square feet), and sleek enough for James Bond, with black wood paneling, tufted headboards and a palette of grays, silvers and deep plummy purples. Of course, you’re not here for a hideout—not in a hotel that offers so many jaw-dropping thrills. On the 31st floor, the spa is the place for an antioxidant-rich acai berry body wrap and quick frothy swim in the lap pool. Afterwards, head down the hallway to Paris-inspired Louis Louis lounge, where you’ll find more than 500 dark tipples to sip under the glowing and gilded 50-foot-high ceiling mural, “Bouquet of Whiskey,” by Torontan painter Madison van Rijn.
You're here because
Unlike many ultra luxury stays, this one is just as doting on the youngest guests as it is on the ones with the credit cards—from kid-sized fluffy white robes to loaner cribs. (And the babysitting service doesn’t hurt).
You adore jazz—and strolling back into the hotel lobby, you hear it. This isn’t piped elevator music—this is live, exultant, in-the-moment, and it’s coming from the Astor Lounge. You settle into a plush seat and soak it all in, sipping your dirty martini, until you erupt in peels of giggles. Did they just saber a bottle of champagne? Oh yes, they did. And turns out, they do it every day.
Restaurants & Bars
- Louix Louis - Located on the hotel's 31st floor, this glitzy restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Astor Lounge - Welcomes guests to a relaxed atmosphere, with champagne servings and contemporary jazz music
Edging Toronto’s Financial District, you’re near the Frank Gehry-renovated Art Gallery of Ontario and a mere four minute walk from a Canadian institution: the Hockey Hall of Fame, home to the Stanley Cup.