Opened in late-2012, this gleaming, 55-story tower in the leafy Yorkville neighborhood is the long-awaited new Toronto home for the luxury brand, with interiors by noted hospitality design firm Yabu Pushelberg and two restaurants overseen by chef Daniel Boulud. Interiors are intimate and warm, with whimsical artwork and overflowing floral arrangements in the public spaces, and guestrooms with clean-lined furnishings, nature-inspired color palettes, and lots of natural light (plus perks like TVs hidden in the bathroom mirrors). Michelin-starred chef Boulud oversees two on-site restaurants, both hotspots for the local be-seen set. The street level bar lounge serves seasonal cocktails, craft beers on tap, and a menu of shareable plates (salads, flatbreads, charcuterie boards) and hearty fare like the bbq pork-topped Firehouse #312 burger. Upstairs at Cafe Boulud, walls lined with bold contemporary art set the scene for gourmet, Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner
menus; prix-fixe and tasting options are available, and room service features Boulud dishes, too. Also a hit is the Spa, the largest in town at 30,000 square-feet and 17 treatment rooms. Along with an indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym, the retreat offers a long list of face and body services using products from Hungary to California–many of which are exclusive to this spa.