In the last few years, Toronto has finally become home to several major luxury hotels. The hospitality industry has thrust white glove service, stunning architecture, and exceptional cuisine into Toronto hotel landscape. We will highlight these newest hotels in this blog post as we cannot be more thrilled that they are ALL finally here!! Whether you are having a Chinese wedding, Persian wedding, Southeast Asian wedding, or a multi-cultural wedding – these hotels are sure to take your breath away. Since these hotels also have multiple event spaces, you can hold a Chinese tea ceremony in one and have the wedding reception in another. Likewise for the Persian couples, they can have their Sofrye Aghd in one and the reception in another. For Southeast Asian couples, you can hold an array of events over multiple days in various rooms as well. The possibilities are endless!
Four Seasons Yorkville – this building is the state of the art getaway. It opened on October 5, 2012 after relocating to 60 Yorkville Avenue, at its intersection with Bay Street. The complex is one block east of the previous Four Seasons Hotel Toronto at 21 Avenue Road. Featuring modern and chic decor, this fabulous hotel transforms any wedding into a luxury retreat. The hotel has 2 ballrooms, and each has its own lobby/foyer space designed for cocktails and mingling. With its coveted address in Toronto’s glamorous Yorkville neighbourhood, award-winning service, masterful culinary team, spectacular ballrooms, and elegant event space for more intimate gatherings, Four Seasons Hotel Yorkville sets the stage for a dream wedding celebration. Both ballrooms feature floor to ceiling windows so that you and your wedding guests can enjoy the city lights. If you are at all concerned about the quality of the East Asian or Southeast Asian cuisine at Four Seasons – please let me reassure you that I have both and it is beyond fabulous! They received a 5 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
Image courtesy of www.urbantoronto.ca – front entrance area to Four Seasons Hotel
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Image courtesy of www.mangostudios.com – a wedding ceremony set-up in the Vinci ballroom on the 6th floor. It is the smaller of the two ballrooms at the Four Seasons.
Image courtesy of www.mangostudios.com – Aria at Four Seasons Yorkville set for a wedding reception, is the larger ballroom on the 3rd floor.
Trump Hotel – located at the epicenter of Toronto’s financial district. The hotel opened for business on January 31, 2012, and its grand opening occurred on April 16, 2012. Sophisticated, chic and modern is how we would describe the Trump hotel. They have 12,000 square feet of function space. A few years back when this hotel first opened, we had our company video shot in one of the guest rooms. Any bride would be thrilled to get ready in one of their rooms – spacious, luxurious and a beautiful backdrop for those getting ready photography shots in the morning of the wedding day. For those in the Vancouver area, Trump Vancouver will be opening in 2016. We can’t wait to help plan a wedding there!! They received a 5 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
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Image courtesy of www.trumphotelcollection.com – dazzling marble detailing on the lobby foyer area of the Trump hotel to greet your wedding guests upon arrival.
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Image courtesy of www.trumphotelcollection.com – the Grand Ballroom on the 10th floor at Trump Hotel features floor to ceiling windows. Modern and chic – the perfect setting for any wedding reception.
Shangri-la Toronto – The Shangri-La story began in 1971 with their first deluxe hotel in Singapore. Many Asians are familiar with this prestigious hotel brand because the Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group. The Toronto Shangri-La is located on University Avenue and Adelaide Street. It opened in September 2012. Situated on the west side of the prestigious University Avenue, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is ideally located in the centre of the city’s financial and entertainment districts and is an easy walk to major downtown office buildings. The stylish Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, and popular theatres and performance venues are also easily accessible. The guestrooms feature modern bianco statuario marble washrooms with traditional Chinese vanities. The presidential suite also employs a traditional Chinese aesthetic, while delivering an elevated level of luxury. The spa provides visitors with an authentic experience of old world traditions brought into the modern day, This magnificent hotel experience is truly an East Marries West (TM) experience for any wedding celebration. They received a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
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Image courtesy of www.wanderingcarol.com – some decor in the hotel
Image courtesy of www.bharchitects.com – The Museum is the smaller space but boasts a floor to ceiling view of the street spanning 2 storey heights.
Image courtesy of www.bharchitects.com – This Queen’s Park ballroom is the larger of the event spaces, with 3,670 square feet of open space.
Ritz Carlton Toronto – Located at 181 Wellington Street West, this striking 53-story architectural icon opened in February 2011. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is located in the heart of downtown Toronto near the performing arts, sports, entertainment and financial districts. The Ritz Carlton Toronto has 3 ballrooms. The largest being the Toronto Ballroom seating for up to 600 guests in a traditional gala atmosphere with 18 foot (5 meter) chandeliers, elegant décor and 4,000 square-feet of Grand Foyer space featuring floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views of downtown Toronto. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is exclusively located on the second level and will provide the perfect atmosphere for our celebration. The Wellington Ballroom can be divided into four separate wedding venues to accommodate up to 200 guests. The Wellington Ballroom empties into the Promenade, which can be used for cocktail hour or a receiving line. The third space is the Gallery which at 1,666 square-feet, this venue can accommodate up to 80 guests for dinner and 110 for a standing reception. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with exceptional views of downtown Toronto, The Gallery is the perfect room for elegant private dinners or intimate wedding receptions. They received a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston hotel’s owners, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, created the logo by combining two dramatic elements: the lion and the crown. With the crown symbolizing royalty and the lion representing wealth, the iconic signature has endured and continues to represent elegance and refinement. Any bride, groom and their guests will not be disappointed with their experience at this fine establishment.
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