The First St. Regis In Canada Opens Its Doors In Toronto

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Canada's first St. Regis has finally arrived in Canada, making a grand entrance in downtown Toronto. With personalized butler service, a lobby bar, 124 spacious suites, a two-level spa, large swimming pool, and a stunning restaurant on the 31st floor, the hotel definitely caters to those who love fine dining, relaxation, and luxury.

I was thrilled to find out Canada was getting their very own St. Regis, but even more excited when I was invited to review the new hotel a few weeks ago. I've had the pleasure of experiencing the St. Regis Bal Harbour twice, and I instantly knew that my experience at St. Regis Toronto would be equally as memorable–for myself, for my husband, and for our children.

Fine Dining 

The newest restaurant that's causing a lot of buzz in Toronto is LOUIX LOUIS, on the 31st. floor of St. Regis Toronto. It's the perfect place to indulge in your most desired cravings, from caviar to champagne, and everything in between. The menu features items like whole truffle chicken, maple squash soup, seafood platters, snapper, and more. Perhaps one of the most delicious aspects of dining in LOUIX LOUIS is experiencing the 13-layer chocolate cake, called The King's Cake, which comes with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. There is also a secret garden terrace that can be enjoyed during the warmer months, with breathtaking views of downtown Toronto.


Rituals

The first St. Regis opened in New York City in 1904, and is still considered one of the finest hotels in America, and around the world. (After all, not many hotels come with personalized, around-the-clock butler service). There are 48 St. Regis hotels worldwide, from Abu Dhabi to Bal Harbour, and each hotel offers guests a truly exquisite experience. St. Regis strives to make every aspect of every moment perfect, and this is noticeable from the moment you check-in.

Every St. Regis around the world celebrates three daily rituals, an integral part of the brand:

The Bloody Mary ritual: This cocktail was actually founded and first created in St. Regis New York, and now, every hotel creates this drink as their speciality cocktail, with a local spin.

The Evening Ritual: This ritual takes place in every St. Regis at 5 p.m., and consists of a ceremonial champagne sabering in the lobby bar, where every guest that's of age can enjoy a glass of champagne

The Afternoon Tea Ritual: The afternoon tea ritual caters to both young and older guests, and can even be enjoyed poolside in some locations. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Stunning Rooms and Service

We stayed in a two-bedroom suite, on the 28th floor of the hotel. Our suite had floor-to-ceiling windows, a dining room, a living room with fireplace, two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large foyer.

Our suite was stunning–and spacious enough for the four of us to truly enjoy. We arrived to some special treats, including personalized Christmas ornaments that took my breath away. It's the little things this hotel does that makes you feel like a most welcomed guest. Every detail is thought of, and children are equally welcomed, too; we had a video game console in our room with games, and our butler offered my youngest son a build-a-bear experience; his bunny even came with a St. Regis Toronto t-shirt, an excellent keepsake to remember our stay. For my older son, they welcomed him with a charcuterie board, something he thoroughly enjoyed. The in-room dining is also delicious, and the menu is quite extensive, catering to all tastes.





We spent time poolside, enjoyed the fine dining, and made the most of our time in our gorgeous suite. We were able to grab a quick bite to eat for breakfast, along with coffee and juice, in the Astor Lounge, the lobby bar, before we departed.


St. Regis is modern elegance, setting a new standard of luxury in Canada. The only disappointing thing about the hotel is having to say goodbye.

Disclaimer: I was offered a  two-night stay at the St. Regis Toronto, to experience all that is new at this hotel, including dinner at LOUIX LOUIS. All views and opinion are my own. 

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