Best Toronto Hotel: The Shangri-La

If you’re in the market for a luxury hotel that’s located in the heart of Toronto, the Shangri-La Toronto could be your best option.

One of the best parts about this hotel is its bustling lobby. The bar is always jam-packed, as are the comfortable tables in the lobby area (some if which are located beside fireplaces), and quality live music keeps the well-heeled crowd entertained while they sip martinis or tea.

The hotel is within walking distance to some of Toronto’s best restaurants, but you don’t have to leave the hotel to score yourself some quality eats. Bosk has been a quick favourite for the young professional set since they opened their doors, offering up some of the best Asian-influenced eats in the city.

One of the best features about the Shangri-La hotel is the Miraj Hammam Spa. Here, you can indulge in traditional Hammam and Gommage treatments, which will have you leaving feeling like a whole new person. The steam and body exfoliation followed by massage is part of authentic traditions of the Middle East and a favourite among Toronto’s seasoned spa goers.

In addition to the spa, the fitness facility offers another major draw of the hotel in the health and wellness department. Located on the fifth floor and bordered with floor-to-ceiling windows, it is filled with TechnoGym Equipment, state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance training machines, and free-weights. There is also a private studio for yoga and Pilates classes. Additionally, the fitness centre offers both private training and structured classes such as spin, swissball training, core conditioning, stretching and meditation.

Other well-received features of the Toronto hotel include a 20-metre-long pool, an infrared sauna, and a Jacuzzi.

Added perks include things like a shoeshine station, floor-to-ceiling windows in hotel suites, and ridiculously soft sheets. Of course, if you’re a Soho House member, you don’t have to walk too far to reach your creative hub – it’s in the adjoining building