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Opinion Article21 November 2018

Ritz-Carlton Toronto Combines Business Travel with Luxury Travel

By Jastin Busher, Freelance writer at

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Ritz-Carlton Toronto features upscale meeting and conference rooms, 267 guestrooms including 56 corner suites, a club level with business center, and a spa.
The 53-story Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, is a striking combination of glass, stone and wood designed to capture the feeling and spirit of Canada. The five-story class podium at the base of the guest room tower comprises the hotel's public areas, including the grand foyer lobby with its glass bridge, restaurant, bar, lounge, and conference facilities.


Luxury Guest Accommodations Including Club Level

Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, provides services and amenities that cater to the business traveler. Guest rooms include 56 corner suites, two deluxe suites and the Ritz-Carlton suite. The Club Level includes personal check in and check out services; daily breakfast, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and a chocolate reception; business services; and garment pressing. Guests staying in the club level receive free Internet access; Internet access is also complimentary in the club lounge.

Toronto Urban Sanctuary Includes Spa, Yoga Studio, Pool

On the fifth floor, guests can visit the more than 23,000-square-foot Urban Sanctuary, which comprises a pool, yoga studio, fitness center, and walk-out terrace. The Ritz-Carlton spa provides sweeping views of the city from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Sixteen treatment rooms, three relaxation rooms, a steam room, a sauna, and a vitality pool offer many ways to relax. Many of the spa treatments incorporate elements of Canada; the Flowers and Herbs Body Polish combines mineral salts, dried herbs, and flowers from Canadian gardens along with essential oils for a relaxing and refreshing treatment. Men's and couples' treatments are also available, as well as prenatal services.

Dining from Canadian Menus and Tapas Offerings at Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, provides several dining choices to its guests. Its signature restaurant, TOCA by Tom Brodi, offers a Canadian menu showcasing homegrown, naturally raised, sustainable ingredients. Highlights of the restaurant include chef's table in the kitchen, an extensive wine cellar with 80% Canadian wines, and a cheese cave with daily tastings.

TOCA Bar offers a trendy and stylish place to unwind. Guests can enjoy a tapas-style menu, raw bar, and more than 60 wines by the glass. The bar provides seating indoors as well as a seasonal outdoor patio.

DEQ provides indoor, lounge-style seating as well as an expansive outdoor patio and open-air firepit. The light menu include flatbreads, antipasti or tableside charcuterie.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary one-night stay; opinions expressed in this article are my own.

Jastin Busher

Justin Busher is from New York. He studies at New York University and work as freelance writer. His areas of interests are photography and sci-fi literature. He likes spending free time with his sister playing table games.

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