Four Seasons Toronto – The Brand’s Fabulous Flagship Hotel

Did you know that the FANTABULOUS hotel brand Four Season Hotels and Resorts is headquartered in Toronto, Canada? Yes, this über guest-focused luxury travel brand was born over 50 years ago in Canada! Four Seasons says it’s “redefined luxury for the modern traveler”. I couldn’t agree more. More like spoiled us that we now have similar expectations for other luxury brands. Four Seasons, you raised the bar high and I like it.

It’s true, I’m a BIG fan of the brand and have been so fortunate to travel over the last few years and get to experience many of the Four Seasons properties. I’m frankly in love. It is so amazing, the dedication the staff has to Four Seasons and, more importantly, to you as their guest. So, you can imagine how excited I was to go to Toronto and stay at the flagship property that just opened almost a year ago! The expectations were high and BOY were they met.

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Please allow me to take you on a guided tour of this fantastic property. Starting when you pull up and the sharply dressed Four Seasons Toronto doormen collect you, your belongings, and then open the hotel door, you know you are stepping into something special. 55 floors and 259 rooms of sleek sexiness! Modern design and clean lines make it feel very zen. The professional front desk and friendly concierge that have been expecting you make you feel right at home. Personally, I loved the geometric repetition of the linking squares. Like we are all connected.

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Check out the absolutely lovely bedrooms with city views of the posh Yorkville neighborhood. It’s Four Seasons so you know it has all of the best amenities, like 24 hour service, a spa & salon, an indoor pool – which makes it enjoyable in any season, even a yoga studio! Four Seasons Toronto is located in the heart of Yorkville which means there are swanky shops, chic restaurants & bars and art galleries all around.

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But you needn’t even leave the property to find chic, edgy, cool spots to drink and dine. Here, at Four Seasons Toronto is the fresh, funky and French Cafe Boulud which offers a contemporary twist on French fare. Under the guidance of Michelin-starred great, Daniel Boulud, you can expect it to be nothing short of MAGNIFIQUE!!

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AND, a place where I logged some chill time, dbar! I loved their Neo-Negroni cocktail, because, as you know, I’m a Negroni aficionado. They describe this cocktail as confident, bold, brave & daring. Hmmm…sounds like something else I know. ;) I was also introduced the Four Seasons super cool cocktail concept the #100MileCocktail while visiting Four Seasons Toronto. This is a locally sourced drink having all ingredients found within 100 miles or less of each Four Seasons property. Toronto’s #100MileCocktail is The Annex and it’s their playful twist on the Negroni. OK, I confess…I liked it too!

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Great design, delicious food and tasty cocktails aside, my favorite thing about Four Seasons Toronto was the warm welcome given by the staff – smiles, notes, personalized amenities and the very important boa-fetching errand. Can you believe they actually went out and secured me feather boas?! Who couldn’t love a property that is THAT interested in making you happy. I also, as always, LOVED the gorgeous floral arrangements all around Four Season Toronto. I have a true appreciation for flowers and especially when they are #lolapink like the ones seen below. STUNNING!

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts must have immense pride in its flagship hotel. With more than 90 properties around the globe, Four Seasons Toronto has big shoes to fill but I think it wears those shoes like a super model in a pair of luxury designer heels!  The property echos the brand’s “promise of a quality of life”. BRAVO!!

PS – Four Seasons Toronto was awarded the prestigious Five AAA Diamond award. Only .3 percent of the 59,000 AAA approved hotels and restaurants receive this travel authority’s highest rating.

Four Seasons Toronto graciously gave me a media rate during my stay. I was also treated to an unbelievable brunch at Cafe Boulud and this is something NOT TO BE MISSED! It’s true, as admitted above, I love the Four Seasons brand but if I didn’t ‘Lola Approve’ it, I would say otherwise.

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31 Responses to Four Seasons Toronto – The Brand’s Fabulous Flagship Hotel

  1. This place looks amazing! I went to the Four Seasons in Vancouver and had the most amazing poutine I’ve ever had before in my life. It even had lobster in it!
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  2. Looks fab! I too am a huge fan of the brand-But I have yet to visit the Toronto location… hopefully that will change soon ; )
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  3. Looks fab fab fab!
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  4. Looks gorgeous, need to visit Canada very soon!
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  5. That place is swanky, I could enjoy a nice plush stay….beautiful hotel and I’m sure dining….sweet
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  6. This Four Seasons is among my favorites from not only the brand, but period. You absolutely described what makes it great.
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  7. Now I wish I had stayed there in Toronto. Looks like an amazing place.
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  8. I’m fascinated by those funky cocktail glasses! In any form of accommodation, from a campground and hostel to a B&B or historic inn, it’s the little things that count. And that feather boa service – impeccable!

  9. I wish I read this prior to my evening of drinks there… might have chose a better or rather a more appropriate cocktail…

    stay there in all four seasons, Craig
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  10. Lola that says a lot that they supplied your favorite and signature boas. The old saying, “You get what you pay for” certainly rings true with the Four Seasons.
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    • right Maria?! i was blown away. what happened was i had actually ordered some to bring to Toronto but they didn’t arrive in time so when i told Four Seasons Toronto, they went above and beyond to collect what i needed. so so impressed!!

  11. we had no idea that the fs toronto was the birthplace of the four seasons until the wino hit up tbex! the hotel looks gorge, but that’s too be expected, right?? thanks for sharing! xox
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  12. This hotel is beautiful! I had no idea Four Seasons was born in Canada. Looks like I’ll have to make a trip back up to Canada. Four Seasons and poutine…what a combination! ;)
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  13. It does look like a beautiful property!

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  15. Glad to see this massive change. Before it was the Two Seasons for me, glad they stepped up their game, specially with Trump, Ritz and Shangri-La opening in one year

  16. This hotel is the epitome of Four Seasons. All the best things that Four Seasons has to offer under one roof. I loved my stay there over Christmas.

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