Sometimes the most awesome spots, and experiences, are right under our noses, but we’re so busy thinking coss-ocean and global, we fail to embrace them.
That was precisely my travel fate this summer when I took a last minute jaunt to Toronto, and stayed at The Four Seasons Toronto, where my immersion was so luxe, pampery, and comfortable, that the gorgeous glossy tower in the heart of action / glam-packed Yorkville is likely to be the Valentines Weekend Destination as well. 😉
Just what was so fabulous? … Keep reading.
THE GREET: Talk about customer service. This was more like customer love. From the moment I entered the well-designed lobby with wow-worthy soaring ceilings and headed over to the reservations desk, the team’s warmth, enthusiasm and attention to every need was next-level. And notably, this was not a greet and grab em thing, but the spirit that animates the entire hotel. Kudos to team them.
THE DIGS: Next it was high-speed elevator whisk to a Deluxe guest room, where truth be told, I was tempted to cancel all evening plans and nest instead in the serene take-me-away surroundings, where floor-to-ceiling views of downtown T.O. were sweeping spectacular, and the bathroom, well, let’s tawk: That freestanding deep tub (with room for two bien sur) was the stuff of Social Gal dreams, fully equipped with suspended TV and the most perfect backdrop for a high-end bubble fest with built in perch for a flute (or two) of treasured Moët. Can you say nirvana?
THE DRINK & EATS: While drinks and casual eats were enjoyable, festive and incredibly well made and accessible at all hours in the lobby-based D|BAR (yes, I was there for both the late night and afternoon delights), full-on dining was equally impressive at the other Daniel Boulud-owned property, Café Boulud, which was not surprising at all, given a myriad of amazing prior experiences had at other famed Boulud eateries in both New York, and on the homefront, in Montreal.
Here, ensconced in the bright and sunny retro-modern French brass decor (brainbaby of design king Martin Brudnizki), friends and I feasted on breakfasts, lunches and dinners fit for kings and queens (impeccably prepped by gifted Chef De Cuisine Sylvain Assié and his team), replete with a brimming smoked salmon platter I’m still fantasizing about.
THE AHHH: All that gorgeous escapism and gluttony would have been wholly incomplete without a worthy spa and boy, was theirs worthy: over 2,787 metres (30,000 square feet) of state-of-the-art bliss-inducing treatment rooms, steams, beauty emporium and magnificent Olympic pool with adjoining outdoor terrace. Oh why oh why do we have to work?
THE CHERRIES: Leaving the prop was admittedly challenging given all the aforementioned fabulousness, but there were incentives, namely all the superstar A-list shops in the area, as well as sexy party destinations that just had to be Social Gal explored … 😉
Yes, I recommend this dream destination with heart and soul. (Excuse timely word play.)
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Photography COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS TORONTO