Kimpton Saint George Hotel is a heavenly Bloor Street retreat in the ever growing, bustling city of Toronto. I enjoyed my recent staycation ever so much at this contemporary hotel, which features interesting local art, Italian linens, flat-screen TVs, yoga mats, and complimentary bike rentals to explore all the area as to offer.
Kimpton, an American hotelier, has set up shop in the Canadian market in the charming neighbourhood of The Annex. Within walking distance to Yorkville’s boutiques, restaurants and museums, it’s a great location for tourists and locals alike to immerse in Toronto’s culture. Kimpton is a chain of boutique hotels founded in San Francisco in the 80’s and is presently owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Happy hour takes place every evening from 5-6 pm, with complimentary red and white wine and comfortable lounging in the living room. I loved the upscale posh atmosphere yet it felt quite cozy and laid back at the same time. The deep colours scheme, dim lighting, artworks and furnishings seem to come together wonderfully, telling a story and taking one’s mind away from whatever goes on in the present day.
Designed by Mason Studio, no detail was spared in its construction, that’s for certain. The décor is simply charming, from majestic bath tubs to arched passageways, there’s something unique and uncommon to be admired at every head turn.
Dining at the Fortunate Fox restaurant was a treat, especially with manager Devon giving us his recommendations and hospitality. This gastropub has a wide assortment of pizzettes, salads, pub classics, and a delicious Banquet Burger. And if you’re in for a little fun give their cocktail list a try.
Not feeling up for public dining? No worries as the hotel offers a minibar with gourmet local treats and 24 hour in-room dining. If you’re kicking it up a notch and lodging in a suite, you can enjoy your food while the turntable and vinyl collection serenade you.
If you’re checking out Toronto for the first time or perhaps a returning traveler, I’d recommend Saint George as a luxury home away from home. The staff were nothing short of superb during my congenial stay and I can’t wait to return!
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