As Canada’s financial and business centre as well as a North American cultural capital, Toronto welcomes millions of visitors every year. Many visitors stay at one of the city’s multitude of fine hotels, and a select group of those overnighting in Toronto find accommodation at one of the city’s premiere luxury hotels. Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services frequently operates out of these hotels, transferring clients to and from the airport to these downtown hospitality facilities, as well as to meetings, conferences, public appearances, shows, sporting events, and anywhere else our clients need to go. Please consider contacting us for chauffeured services should you be staying at a Toronto-area hotel. A few of the city’s best hotels will be detailed for prospective visitors, with continued focus on two more major chain players in the hotel world.
Westin Hotels – Harbour Castle, Bristol Place and Westin Prince
The worldwide reputation of Westin Hotels is superb, and there are three fine Westins in Toronto for visitors to the city to choose from.
The Westin Harbour Castle is the most centrally located, just south of the Financial District at the base of Yonge Street on the harbourfront. Dating to 1975 when it was first built by the Hilton chain, the Westin Harbour Castle has been renovated most recently by its new operator in 2007. Rising 34 storeys above the shore of Lake Ontario, the Harbour Castle features 977 rooms and a 31-room convention centre. Adjacent to the city’s island ferry terminal with easy access to waterfront attractions, restaurants, and services as well as to downtown, the Westin Harbour Castle is one of Toronto’s finest accommodation experiences.
The Westin chain also offers its guarantee of quality to guests at two other Toronto locations: The Westin Bristol Place on Dixon Road, conveniently located minutes from Pearson International Airport; and the Westin Prince on York Mills Road in the northeast of the city, close to the suburbs of Markham, Richmond Hill, and Scarborough.
One of Toronto’s newest and most impressive luxury hotels, the Shangri-La recently opened on University Avenue at the corner of Adelaide Street West in downtown Toronto. Topped by sleek modern skyscraper of 65 floors towering 700 feet above University Avenue (one of the tallest in the city), the Shangri-La boasts 153 guestrooms, 49 of them luxury multi-room suites and has been open and available to guests since the fall of 2012. In addition to a sizable, relaxing spa, indoor swimming pool, and extensive meeting and conference facilities, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto also features multiple fine dining options, including Bosk Restaurant and David Chang’s Momofuku, whose elegant spaces can both accommodate well over 100 dinner patrons.