Fifty years from opening its first hotel, Four Seasons Hotels marks a grand return to its home town Toronto
More than 50 years ago, a modest hotel was built in Toronto with hopes for a grand future. Decades later, with an expansion to 86 hotels in 35 countries, Four Seasons continues to soar high above the city’s skyline at the company’s flagship and hometown property at a new location at 60 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto.
Due to open this summer, FOUR SEASONS TORONTO will offer a two-story spa, Café Boulud and dbar by international restaurateur and Chef Daniel Boulud, glass-enclosed event spaces, and 259 personalized accommodations including 42 suites that feature interactive tablets, lightning-speed Wi-Fi, easy climate control, digital signage and marble bathrooms with discreetly hidden televisions inside mirrors.
“We are quite literally at the intersection where business and pleasure come together in Toronto,” says Regional Vice President and General Manager Dimitrios Zarikos referring to the Hotel’s coveted address at the corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue. “Four Seasons has not only been connected to the Toronto community but we have also welcomed visitors to this dynamic city for half a century, and we are taking that tradition and those relationships with us into our new home.”
Flooded with natural light, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will span 2,700 square metres across two floors and will be fully equipped to help guests de-stress in one of the 17 customized treatment rooms, a full service salon, relaxation poolwith adjacent whirlpool, fitness centre and yoga studio.
International renowned Chef Daniel Boulud brings his innovative culinary expertise to Four Seasons with Café Boulud and dbar, destined to take their place amongst the city’s most lively establishments. The loft-like restaurant floats above the bar located next to the lobby area and will offer a Mediterranean menu rooted in French culinary traditions in a more playful setting.
Hotel guests are welcomed to the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto via a driveway resembling a Victorian carpet that sweeps around a courtyard fountain that towers a staggering four stories tall. Another entrance on Bay Street offers easy access to Café Boulud, the Spa and meeting rooms, and a third on Yorkville Avenue opens directly into dbar.
Inside, Toronto-based and internationally acclaimed designers Yabu Pushelberg have created an environment of playful elegance and stylish luxury. Canadian art-filled public spaces present a palette of materials and textures that beautifully blend together, though strikingly different. Woods and stone are carefully book-matched to create harmonious surfaces, while an innovative lighting system featuring Czech glass fixtures transitions from day to night. In the sunny guest rooms, the mood is lively featuring gold or silver undertones with modern considerations.