During my second time in Toronto, I had the privilege of staying at the Shangri-La Toronto. Even though this hotel only opened recently, it has already won Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards in the ‘Royal Pedigree’, ‘City Chic’ and ‘New & Noteworthy’ categories. Having stayed here for a few days, I can understand why.
The hotel is located on the west side of University Avenue at Adelaide Street, which makes for a perfect location in the center of the financial and entertainment districts and an easy walk to shopping and dining areas.
Room with a view
The Asian inspired suite I stayed in, offered a seating area with a large flat screen TV, a work desk together with a kit providing every possible cable you could need for your electronics, a minibar and a guest bathroom. A separate bedroom with its own master bathroom, glass enclosed shower and deep soaking tub with a spectacular view over Toronto.
Eye for Detail
Luxury hotels are known for pampering you, but the eye for detail at this hotel was remarkable. Besides the lovely L`Occitane bath products and all the other amenities you need, even a hair band, this hotel also created a feeling of being at home with an orchid in your bathroom. When you returned to your room after the turn down service, you would find a subtle surprise of an origami swan hidden in your room.
When ordering breakfast or any other in-room dining, you could do this with an app on the iPad that`s in your room. This app was especially designed for easy access to satisfy your hunger. I`ve seen iPads before in my hotel room, but not for these purposes. This hotel is on top of the latest trends!
Last but definitely not least! The excellent service from the chauffeur that picked me up at the airport by private car to the concierge service at the hotel. From the tech guy who checked my computer to the waiters that served me. From the housekeeping girls to the receptionists. Every single staff member went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable stay.
Would you like to stay at this hotel? Standard rooms start from 460 CAD*. The room I stayed at, was a deluxe one bedroom suite and these start from 875 CAD*. (For more rates)
*Prices accurate at time of publishing
Disclaimer: This stay was part of a campaign, brought to you by iambassador and sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Toronto and Shangri-La Hotel Toronto. As always opinions and gushing about the hotel are my own.
So luxurious! Must have been heavenly. I’d seriously consider staying at Shangri-La Toronto, but my travels these days find me in more modest accommodations. Are those Bonne Maman jams on the breakfast table? It’s my favorite brand 🙂